Take a look at our new Pixel portfolio, made to be helpful

From phones and smartwatches to tablets and laptops — our day-to-day lives can be filled with so many devices, and dealing with them should be easy. This is why we’re focused on building hardware and software that work together to anticipate and react to your requests, so you don’t have to spend time fussing with technology. To bring this vision to life, we’ve spent years focusing on ambient computing and how it can help us build technology that fades into the background, while being more useful than ever. Today at I/O, I shared several important updates to our hardware portfolio that lay the groundwork for creating a family of devices that not only work better together, but work together for…

Pixel 6a: More of what you want for less than you expect

Our latest A-series phone, Google Pixel 6a, gives you more of what you want — for less than you’d expect. Pixel 6a is packed with the same powerful brains, Google Tensor, and many of the must-have features as our premium phones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro — at a lower price of $449. Designed with you in mind Pixel 6a borrows many of the same design elements from Pixel 6 — including the iconic camera bar — along with a metal frame that is durable by design. You’ll also get the updated Material You design UX that lets you personalize the look and feel of your phone, making it truly yours. Show off your colorful side and coordinate your aesthetic with one…

Get more of the game in the NBA and Google Pixel Arena

The NBA Playoffs are back this Saturday, and we have a game-changing virtual experience to take the game you love to the next level. The NBA and Google Pixel Arena is a virtual space based on live in-game action where you can create, play, share and celebrate your 2022 NBA Playoffs skills. Access the experience during halftime or between games via the NBA App — and keep tabs on all the action throughout the NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel, and NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV. Once inside the Pixel Arena, pick a game to enter — including past games — and immerse yourself into a 3D virtual arena using your phone’s gyroscope to navigate around. You can even…

Pixel creators document what it means to be truly seen

Back in February, many of you saw our Super Bowl ad, “Seen on Pixel.” The spot told the story behind Real Tone, Google’s years-long effort to ensure all our camera and imaging products accurately represent all skin tones. “Seen on Pixel” doesn’t just represent Google’s commitment to image equity, it’s an invitation for all Pixel owners to take more beautiful, more equitable images. So for Season 6 of Creator Labs, we invited 23 artists to tell their stories. While these 23 artists — our largest Creator Labs incubator to-date — come from varying backgrounds, identities and places, common themes emerged from their respective interpretations of “Seen on Pixel” as their prompt. They focused on things like individuality, community and identity.…