Google Updates Pixel Buds with New Tap Actions
Google today said it has begun rolling out an update to its Pixel Bud wireless headphones that adds new gestures. With the update installed, a triple tap on the right earbud will manually turn the Pixel Buds on or off. Users can now customize what happens with a double tap. Previously, a double tap would cycle through incoming notifications. Now, users can opt to have the double tap gesture skip forward through music tracks instead. Last, Google is making it easier for people to switch from one audio source to another. Google says the update is available now and should reach all users by next week.
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