Pixel Buds Pro was released in July with some features missing that were part of the initial sales pitch. The features were to be incorporated into the hearing devices but no official information was releases regarding the release date of the upgraded device. The missing features were noticeable among users of the first device and among them was the five-band equalizer and volume balancing.
The noise cancelling earbuds have been divulged and according to an APK teardown done at 9to5Google the Pixel Buds app (v. 1.0.474476083) will be coming soon with the updated features. The code means that the Pixel Buds Pro’s EQ will arrive with seven different EQ presets which are; Balanced, Clarity, Default, Heavy bass, Last saved, Light bass and a Vocal boost accompanied with five sliders that you can adjust to the left or the right for more granular control.
There will also be a volume-balance slider which allows you to play music and watch movies at different volumes for each ear. These features are not yet in operation although they appear in the UI which means they may be part of the next upgrade as it is showing up in the code of the app’s latest version.
Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 came with a taste of the Spatial Audio feature of the Pixel Buds Pro, where the controls appeared but weren’t fully functional. This was as a a result of media apps that needed to be updated to support the feature in the first place.