Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

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Despite significant flaws, I liked them quite a lot in my review, but plenty across tech media did not.

Lastly, you can now turn the headphones on and off with a triple tap on the right earbud. Some annoyances in the user experience meant I eventually stopped using mine over some of my other headphones, but a new update rolling out addresses some of the headphone's biggest annoyances.

Back in March, we mistakenly reported that the Pixel Buds had received an update which enabled the double-tap gesture for track advancement. Before it was a bit of a chore to move the Pixel Buds connection from one device to the next. That's not the sort of tap you're going to do accidentally.

During I/O 2018, the Google app gained the ability to customize what notifications get sent to Assistant headphones. The Google Pixel Buds are receiving two new gestures for easier usability and music controls. Now, as long as you've connected to two devices before, you'll just need to select Pixel Buds on the one you want to work with, and your buds will disconnect from the last and connect to the newest.

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Participating teams have until June 4 to finalize their final 23-man squads for the tournament. Egypt have announced their 29-man preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup .

Maybe I'm being too picky, but I wish on/off were active quadruple-tap.

Finally, Google has made it easier to switch between Bluetooth devices.

Google says that this update is starting to roll out today and should arrive on Pixel Buds everywhere by next week.

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