Microsoft is testing a pair of Surface Buds to rival Apple AirPods

Yolanda Curtis
April 17, 2019

Microsoft is reportedly planning on building its own "true wireless" headphones in the vein of Apple's AirPods.

"According to multiple sources who are familiar with the company's plans, Microsoft is now working on a pair of earbuds under the code name of Morrison", wrote Sams. Microsoft products to come with Qualcomm processor In another news, it was recently reported that Microsoft is testing Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for its devices.

In addition to the Surface Headphones, which were officially launched a year ago, the software giant is now working on its very own earbuds that would technically be positioned as an alternative to Apple's AirPods and other similar devices already on the market.

Why the codename "Morrison"? However, most people prefer the convenience of earbuds or in-ear headphones, so it really makes sense for Microsoft's Surface team to explore these other form factors.

When it comes to features, it's not yet clear how Microsoft wants its earbuds to differentiate from the other similar products on the market.

Microsoft's foray into headphones may not be a one-off, according to a new report. At launch, they might be called Surface Buds, but there's no confirmation of that name. With Cortana being what it is, it's hard to get excited about these rumored earbuds, but more competition is still welcome. Sams mentions a feature that would "make reading content easier on the phone", but offered no further details. Microsoft is also likely to include Cortana integration and a noise cancellation function to attract customers. We may see a prototype - if one exists - by the end of the year.

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