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Chrome OS is getting a fresh set of new wallpapers — download them here

Chrome OS is getting a fresh set of new wallpapers — download them here

Are you tired of looking at your old boring wallpaper? Google recently published some new wallpaper collections for Chrome OS, and you can download them right now — even if you don't own a Chromebook.

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Android Auto may get multitasking on the navigation screen, and somebody will surely complain

Android Auto may get multitasking on the navigation screen, and somebody will surely complain

Android Auto has gone through quite a few revisions over the years, with many changes aimed at making the interface easier to use while people are driving. With the latest update, a new interface is in development that may promise to keep the navigation screen in view all the time so drivers never have to switch screens just to check notifications or control music.

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You can download the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's wallpapers right now

You can download the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's wallpapers right now

The Pixel 6 was officially unveiled yesterday, and while many of us wish there were an even smaller, pocketable version of the phone, we're still eager for what's to come. If you can't hold in your excitement any longer, you can try to make your current device feel a little bit more like Google's next flagship with the help of a fresh wallpaper.

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Android 12's new color-theming feature is nothing without some good wallpapers — get some free ones on us

Android 12's new color-theming feature is nothing without some good wallpapers — get some free ones on us

As Android 12 inches closer to its final version, users will soon be treated to a ton of cool design customizations made possible by Material You. Now is the perfect time to build up your wallpaper stash so that you're ready to make your phone's UI pop later this year. Subscribe to the Android Police Newsletter for free, and claim a new wallpaper every week from now until we run out, which isn't happening anytime soon.

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The Pixel 5's camera blew me away during a Champagne cellar visit (Gallery)

The Pixel 5's camera blew me away during a Champagne cellar visit (Gallery)

This past weekend, my husband and I were celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary in Reims, a city in the Champagne region in France. Yes, that Champagne too. A 45-minute TGV ride from Paris and we were smack in the middle of one of the most notorious bubbly cities in the world, where flutes overflow with sparkling joy and where you can visit dozens upon dozens of Champagne houses, from the well-renowned names to the small local producers. We visited Taittinger's Gallo-Roman chalk pits, where the bottles rest during the multi-step process that transforms grapes into the effervescent liquid we all know.

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It's been 6 years and Backdrops is still my favorite wallpaper app on Android

It's been 6 years and Backdrops is still my favorite wallpaper app on Android

There was a time, a decade ago, when I was obsessed with customizing my phone's homescreen down to the tiniest details. Wallpaper, icons, widgets, everything had to match to perfection, and each few days I'd spend several hours putting together a new style from scratch. I don't have that much free time or patience now, and my homescreen setup is as simple as it gets: two rows of folders and the Google search bar on the bottom, plus the Pixel widget on top. I just slap a new wallpaper every now and then and feel like I've achieved something. The truth, though, is that barely any effort goes into it because I've been using the same wallpaper app for six years: Backdrops.

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Google is making a few Android experiments official today

Google is making a few Android experiments official today

Google is always working on improving its Android apps and the operating system itself, heavily relying on public a/b tests that appear on some people's phones but not on others. But every once in a while, the company takes the time to announce some features formally, and today is another one of those days. Google is making a whole slew of known tests and a few brand-new changes official.

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Android Auto is rolling out a selection of wallpapers to fancy up your dash

Android Auto is rolling out a selection of wallpapers to fancy up your dash

Just a couple months ago, Android Auto added six preset images hidden away in the code that could be used as future backgrounds. We had been hoping that this meant that full custom wallpaper support would be coming soon, but instead, Google has removed most of the previous images in favor of 12 new, more car-oriented backgrounds that suit Android Auto a lot better. When they were first discovered by 9to5Google, they weren't selectable by users, but that appears to be changing: Many people report that wallpapers are now rolling out to their cars.

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 wallpapers are already available for download

The Samsung Galaxy S21 wallpapers are already available for download

The Samsung Galaxy S21 has already been leaked substantially around the web. We have a good idea of what the series will look like, what hardware it packs, and what it might cost. If you're already eagerly awaiting the upcoming flagships, you can now ornament your current phone with wallpapers leaked by musician and YouTuber Rydah.

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WhatsApp gets new wallpapers, and they can now be set per chat

WhatsApp gets new wallpapers, and they can now be set per chat

WhatsApp's design may be getting a bit long in the tooth, but it's still among the most used messengers in the world. It doesn't look like we're getting a full redesign anytime soon, but at least the company has announced that it's introducing a few new wallpapers along with the option to customize backgrounds for individual chats. It's now also easier to find stickers — they're becoming searchable with text and emoji.

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