Google’s latest phone, the Google Pixel 4, doesn’t include a pair of earphones in the box, nor does it come with one of the company’s USB-C to 3.5mm adapters.
With its own true wireless Pixel Buds not due for release until next year, Google just offered every other headphone manufacturer a nice opportunity to capitalize on any new Pixel 4 owners who might not already own wireless headphones.
Every previous Pixel phone offered a wired headphone option in the box, whether via a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, a bundled pair of USB-C headphones, or a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter.
The true wireless Pixel Buds aren’t coming until next year.
The lack of an adapter isn’t going to be a problem for anyone who does plan to buy a pair of Google’s true wireless Pixel Buds in 2020, though.
The omission of even a 3.5mm adapter is sure to annoy some people. »