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Google Ditches 3.5 MM Headphone Jack In Pixel 6a

Pixel 6 Google which took a dig at Apple for removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack has now announced to ditch the jack in its new device — Pixel 6a.

Google even created a two-minute ad celebrating the headphone jack in the Pixel 5A that parodied Apple’s elaborate design videos.

That video was titled, in part, “The Circle Comes Full Circle”.

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Google announced new Pixel 6a during its I/O 2022 developer conference.

Nearly all smartphone manufacturers have moved on from the headphone jack which is a trend largely kicked off by Apple with the iPhone 7 in 2016.

Google is the latest tech company to abandon the headphone port in its next smartphone.

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The company may wish to make a more convincing case to sell users wireless headphones, as it revealed new Pixel Buds Pro at its event that can be pre-ordered for $199 in select countries from July 21.

The wireless earbuds comes with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) with a custom 6-core audio chip that runs Google-developed algorithms and custom speakers.

“Built-in sensors will measure the pressure in your ear canal to make sure you’re comfortable even during long listening sessions,” said the company.

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Later this year, Pixel Buds Pro will also support spatial audio.

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