Google Nest ad accidentally showcases Pixel handset in all its glory

Google Nest ad accidentally showcases Pixel handset in all its glory
Companies often go to great lengths to keep upcoming products under wraps. But when the world is watching, every slip-up is duly noted, and in a new advert for its Nest smart thermostat, Google may just have given us our first clear live picture of its upcoming Pixel handset

The clip shows an unspecified handset for a very brief moment. Taking into account the numerous leaks and renders we've seen so far, the device in question certainly fits the bill. Given their supposedly similar form factors, it's hard to tell whether the phone seen in the ad is the Pixel or the larger Pixel XL. Either way, at around the 8 second mark of the clip below, you can see what may be the first live peek at the forthcoming Pixel. 

The sighting doesn't tell us much that we didn't already know, though does seemingly put paid to a few indications that Google could include an oblong home button just below the display. You can find a comprehensive round-up of the Pixel-related coverage by hitting this link

A short while ago, it emerged that the new Google-branded handsets could align with the likes of the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 in terms of price. Of all the rumors that have emerged so far pertaining to the Pixel series, we sincerely hope that particular leak is off the mark.

Take a look at the brief clip below, and let us know in the comments whether the Pixel design language floats your boat. 

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)



1. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

looks better than the renders to be honest

9. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Am I the only one that is having concerns about our privacy after watching these ads? It looks like that Nest is designing their products so that parents can spy on their kids. It looks like that cameras were installed everywhere in and outside of that house. Just imagine some guy is able to hack into that system.....

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That "some guy" can be Google.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Got some bad news for you guy, the "baby monitor" concept has been around for a long time and those things are even more insecure. If this can be put on a closed circuit than that will be just fine. I am now considering one because I have a crazy active toddler to track.

14. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Makes you wonder how humans could raise their offspring decades and centuries ago... I guess that parents nowadays just don't want to actually spend time anymore with their kids.

16. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I have no issues with parents spying on their. It's getting harder and harder to raise them these days. If that's what it takes to make sure they grow up to be productive individuals of society, so be it. However, I see the potential for hackers to take advantage of this.

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Aside from their Daydream platform, this whole thing just blows in my opinion. Nexus not only sounded good, but they were getting closer and closer to what a smartphone needs to we've got a gay sounding name and the phone looks like an iPhone/Samsung hybrid reject. Not happy.

18. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

A gay sounding name?

2. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Looks like Google iPhone...

3. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That's fine

4. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

True that :D. I like it.

6. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

That sounds disgusting.

7. Fona13A unregistered


8. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That sounds gross........

11. Fona13A unregistered

Yeah it's like someone tried to f**k a phone and broke the screen with their dick.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

All aboard the hype train.

12. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Bah. Actually got excited for a physical home button. Guess I'll stay with Samsung forever.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I am glad they didn't slap a front home button on it. Still considering to sell my Samsung S7 Edge and get this one

17. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Not too bad looking in my opinion. Wish there was a clear shot of the back of the device.

19. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

I miss the front facing stereo speakers. Google you just lost one loyal customer.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I doubt it was an accident.

21. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

The glass on the back goes down too far... only to like before the fingerprint would look good (like the 6p) this is just god awful ugly

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