Google brings Pixel wallpapers to all Android devices via new app


Google is bringing its cool looking collection of Pixel wallpapers to all Android devices through a new app.

The app allows users to select wallpapers from their own stored photos, Google Earth, Google+, as well as a few other sources. A favourite category allows a new wallpaper image to be placed on your phone every day.

The few people out there running Android 7.0 Nougat also get a few additional features. This version of the wallpapers app allows users to set an image for their lock screen.

Some of the Pixel specific wallpapers even have a Canadian connection, with a selection of them being shot by
Evgeny Tcheboratev, the founder of Toronto-based image sharing platform 500px.

While far from revolutionary features, it’s great to see Google already opening up one a feature that was originally thought to be exclusive to its Pixel devices. Hopefully, this continues with the Pixel’s more marquee features like Google Assistant.

Google’s new Wallpapers app is available in the Google Play Store.

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