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Google may also kill headphone jack on Pixel 2Is this the beginning of the end for the classic headphone jack? A rumor says Google is planning to make its next Pixel smartphone without a 3.55mm audio port.
Android fans are not going to be thrilled with this rumor. Google is reportedly not including a headphone jack on its upcoming Pixel Two smartphone. This report comes from 9To5Google,which says it obtained an internal Google document tha presents the removal of the headphone jack as matter of fact. Now it is just one source, so don't take it as gospel yet. [MUSIC] But it is not far fetched, since Apple did remove the headphone jack on its latest iPhones. So folks couldn't use their older headphones unless they had a dongle adapter accessory plugged in or just made the leap to wireless, bluetooth headphones. Google's current Pixel phone does have a USB type C-port for power and some companies are starting to make headphones That connect directly into USB type ports so this could be the start of a new trend. Now it is possible Google is just testing multiple prototypes of phones. Maybe some with the standard headphone jack and some without. It's a bit too early to tell. We know Google is making a Pixel 2 phone. Google's hardware chief was quoted last week by the blog AndroidPit, and confirmed Google is working on one this year that will come with a premium price tag but we do not know if it's gonna be released in October like it was last year. I'm Bridget Gary. You can stay on top of all the latest pixel buzz at cnet.com.