With Google Assistant rolling out to more modern smartphones and Google Home, it is unavoidable that it will appear on other devices as well. The upcoming Bose QuietComfort 35 II is set to integrate Google Assistant on the headphone itself rather than relying on the connected smartphone as part of Google’s ‘Bisto’ program.
A new ‘action button’ on the Bose headset is presumably there to trigger the Google Assistant. Users can then issue commands, have the headset read back notifications and messages, and control music. However, this likely means that you still need a smartphone to use the Google Assistant. Although, we suspect some of the audio processing will be offloaded to the headset rather than having it all on the phone.
The retail packaging of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II shows clear branding of both Android and Google Assistant on the box. We can expect the same noise-cancelling quality in the headset as Bose is one of the best companies in the market with noise-cancelling technology, and the Bose QuietComfort line has historically been the best of the bunch.
There has been no mention on when the headphone will be available for retail nor the pricing thus far, but it will be an interesting hardware to have if you are invested in the Google ecosystem.
(Source: The Verge )