Sony's latest news might please those of you who own older Sony headphones and earbuds.
Sony announced a bunch of new headphones at CES 2018, including a pair of truly wireless in-ears that will eventually get support for Google Assistant. But, it also quietly announced something else: old speakers and headphones will also get support for Google Assistant via a software update, as spotted by AndroidPolice.
According to Sony, the following models will get Assistant:
- WF-1000X - noise-canceling wireless earbuds (see our review)
- WI-1000X - noise-canceling neckbud earphones (see our review)
- WH-1000XM2 - noise-canceling wireless headphones (see our review)
- WH-CH700N - noise-canceling wireless headphones
- WH-H900N - wireless headphones
For the models that don't offer their own connectivity, you'll need to pair them with a phone to use Google Assistant. Sony hasn't confirmed when, exactly, it'll roll out this firmware, but we'll keep you posted.
See our Sony hub to see what else the company unveiled.