According to the reports reaching us from our sources a deeper attempt is being made by Sony to create support for Google Assistant on some headphones designed by Sony in fulfilment of the promise that was made by the Google at CES 2018 when the company first made the announcement that headsets both new and old models will soon have the ability to make use of Google Assistant.
At the moment, this particular upgrade doesn’t seem to have gotten to all the headphone models made by Sony yet. It has only gotten to the Sony WH-1000XM2 and the Sony WI-1000X headphones. These headphones make a little improvement that depict to some extent the functionality of Google Assistant. Unlike in previous times, rather than calling forth Assistant by pressing down the button for calls, the noise toggle can now be changed by users in order to summon Assistant. Another cool feature that accompanies this new development is a quicker push-to-talk also the headphones can now be connected to iOS devices. Notifications can now be read aloud by Assistant in such a way that can be clearly heard by the user in the exact same manner as is the case with Google Pixel Buds.
For the time being, it seems as though these new developments and features have only been able to reach the Sony WH-1000XM2 and the Sony WI-1000X headphones, as confirmed by certain users and this may bring about a bit of a feeling of prejudice on the matter. On this note however, Sony has made a promise to the general public especially those making use of the headphone models that are not mentioned above that the feature will be reaching them in no time. The models yet to get the updates include the Sony WF-1000X, Sony WH-CH900N, and the 2 WH-H900N.
One thing must be noted however and that is, not all headsets will have designated Google Assistant buttons like Bose QC35 II Bluetooth headphones do, but, you can upgrade your own headsets if you already have one. There is a cost although we don’t expect it to be too much.