Google’Bistro’ headphones with Google Assistant
Google appears to be working on a pair of headphones codenamed Bisto
According to the information from the latest beta of the company’s Google app, extracted by 9to5Google, Google might be planning to launch smart, Assistant-equipped headphones.
Version 7.10 of the Google app contains references to something called “Bisto.” These references have first appeared in version 7.0, but now there’s a lot more information about Bisto, which is apparently a code name for headphones that run Google’s Assistant.
We also know that Bisto headphones will be able to listen to voice commands and play back notifications (with reply).
Codenamed “Bisto,” these Google Assistant-powered headphones are mentioned throughout the latest Google app APK.
What is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is Google’s latest iteration of an assistant. It’s considered an upgrade or an extension of Google Now – designed to be personal – as well as an expansion of Google’s existing “OK Google” voice controls.
For anyone who has been using an Android device for some time, you’ll know that the Google Now feature smartly pulls out relevant information for you. It knows where you work, and it knows your meeting locations and travel plans, the sports teams you like, and what interests you. This data is presented to you in cards and through reminders on your Android device.
The “OK Google” or “Hey, Google” side covers voice commands, voice searching, and voice-activated device control, letting you do things like send messages, check appointments and so on on your Android device, just like Apple’s Siri on an iPhone or iPad. Google Assistant fuses all this together with a new bot-centric AI experience, designed to give you conversational interactions that cover both these areas and more.