Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Industry | By Dora Warner

Microsoft's Surface Buds Will Be Another Apple AirPods Killer

Microsoft's Surface Buds Will Be Another Apple AirPods Killer

According to Thurrott, who spoke to sources familiar with the company's plans, the Redmond tech giant is now working on a pair of buds under the codename "Morrison" set for release later this year. Microsoft products to come with Qualcomm processor In another news, it was recently reported that Microsoft is testing Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for its devices.

Apple's lineup of AirPods wireless earbuds has been immensely successful, and the rest of the tech industry is still trying to catch up.

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Why the codename "Morrison"?

Although the Surface headphones, came to the market with clever controls and good connectivity, they failed to make an impact with sound quality or price. He says "a way to improve interactions between a phone and the earbuds to make reading content easier on the phone" could be on tap as well. Microsoft is also likely to include Cortana integration and a noise cancellation function to attract customers.

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While the new product could very well launch as Surface Buds, a final name hasn't yet been chosen, and Microsoft could change it at any moment should it have a different idea. Now, it looks like Microsoft is planning to launch a pair of wireless earbuds, too, but under the Surface brand. "Spin the noise cancellation dial on Microsoft's new cans, and the world fades away", we wrote at the time.

Microsoft's just one of many company's jumping on the "true wireless" train.

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We expect to hear more on this over the coming weeks and months - and though we don't yet have a definitive release date, the report from Thurrott suggests we could see the Surface Buds as early as 2019.

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