Google Pixel ad parody pays homage to the Motorola Nexus 6
posted by Mihai A. / Oct 17, 2016, 3:39 AM
The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are definitely the word around the Android town at the moment. However, it turns out that not everyone is biting into the hype that’s been building up around Google’s new phones.
The parody copies the style of the Google Pixel ads, complete with the slow-motion rotating highlight of the phone. However, instead of showing off the new Google phones, the video promotes the 6-inch “whale” that is the Motorola-made Nexus 6. Here, check out the hilarious parody for yourself:
The end goals of this parody are to highlight the fact that a two-year-old smartphone can still rock and shame Google on the fact that it has dropped software support for the fully functional Motorola Nexus 6. This speaks to the fact that smartphone evolution has apparently reached a plateau; outside of new (and artificially limited in availability) software features, some argue that there’s little room for smartphone makers to improve on.
In this context, it should be noted that the creator of the video has also highlighted a few advantages that the Google Nexus 6 holds over the new Google Pixel phones, such as wireless charging and dual front-facing speakers. Unfortunately, Google has dropped support for the Nexus 6 starting this month.
What do you guys think of this Google Pixel ad parody? Is anyone feeling nostalgic over the Nexus 6?
Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016
Nope! Btw, yes smartphone has reached a plateau now. From here on, we'll only see incremental changes at best. If I get the Anniversary Edition iphone 8 AE, ill rock it for a solid 3 years, just like I do with my nexus 5 now.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 4:16 AM 8
Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016
For those of us not lucky enough to have one of the new Pixel devices on pre-order, you can still enjoy some of the software benefits the device brings. the Google Camera app version 4.2 has now been ported to Nougat devices. http://techpathy.com/google-camera-v4-2-download/ Google Camera v4.2 adds auto-focus lock and exposure control.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 4:50 AM 3
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Isn't the Nexus 6 still supported at least through the end of this year? I am pretty sure it's slated to get 7.1 by December. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 6:31 AM 0
Posts: 1862; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
Stunning display? Maybe for 2014. But I recall the screen being similar in "stunningness" as my Galaxy S4. Not all that bright, and poor outdoors visibility. Camera was good though. That OIS really made for some good photos.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 7:57 AM 1
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