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Google celebrates Black History Month with 3 new Pixel wallpapers

Google celebrates Black History Month with 3 new Pixel wallpapers

Google likes to celebrate special months and occasions in various ways across its apps — doodles in Search, new wallpapers, Easter eggs in Maps, etc... After releasing some rainbow-colored Pixel wallpapers for Pride in June, the company is now commemorating Black History Month in the same manner, though the collection is more limited this time around.

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Google Wallpapers celebrates Pride Month with fabulous rainbow-hued collection

Google Wallpapers celebrates Pride Month with fabulous rainbow-hued collection

June is Pride Month, and as part of a broader initiative in support of LGBTQ+ people, Google has brought a little Pride flavor to its Wallpapers app. Starting today, you can deck out your phone or Chromebook in a collection of vivacious rainbow-colored backdrops — including one featuring an absolutely delightful eel.

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Google Wallpapers passes 100 million Play Store downloads

Google Wallpapers passes 100 million Play Store downloads

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Google Wallpapers adds dozens of new wallpapers

Google Wallpapers adds dozens of new wallpapers

Google's official Wallpapers app doesn't get new version releases frequently, but that doesn't stop the content inside it from being updated on the server side. That's the case today, as dozens of new wallpapers have landed in multiple categories.

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Seascapes category comes to Google Wallpapers on non-Pixel devices, renamed from 'Underwater' on Pixels

Seascapes category comes to Google Wallpapers on non-Pixel devices, renamed from 'Underwater' on Pixels

Google adds new wallpaper categories to its Wallpapers app fairly often, having added three less than a month ago. However, two of those three were exclusive to the Pixel lineup, meaning that regular folk couldn't have the same pictures displayed on their home screens for whatever reason. But now, the Underwater category has made its way to non-Pixel devices as 'Seascapes,' meaning that you, too, can have images of the sea on your phone.

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Google Wallpapers app adds new categories and wallpapers, most are Pixel-exclusive

Google Wallpapers app adds new categories and wallpapers, most are Pixel-exclusive

Google's wallpaper app gets a refreshed collection every once in a while, but it's still pretty limited in what it offers. Today, however, marks the arrival of 3 new categories that should open up the app to more diverse wallpapers, plus a few new wallpapers in existing categories.

First, the new categories are Geometric Shapes, Underwater, and Keep Looking. Only the first one, which feels so Nexus 4, will show up on all devices, whereas the other two appear to be Pixel-exclusive for now. Sad, because I really wanted those underwater wallpapers.

Second, there are new wallpapers in different categories, but they also appear to be Pixel-exclusive for now.

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Official Google Wallpapers app hits the Play Store, runs on non-Google devices too

Official Google Wallpapers app hits the Play Store, runs on non-Google devices too

A feature that we first associated with the Pixel Launcher was the wallpaper picker. And since the Pixel Launcher is exclusive to Pixel phones, you might have thought the same would go for its wallpaper feature. Well, in that case, you would be wrong. Google has broken it off into an app called Wallpapers and it is now in the Play Store, available for download on all manner of non-Pixel, non-Nexus devices.

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