Google Pixel ad parody pays homage to the Motorola Nexus 6

Google Pixel ad parody pays homage to the Motorola Nexus 6
A (downright funny) Google Pixel ad parody created by YouTube user SuperiorSandbox uses the theme and the layout used by Google in its new Pixel ads to promote… the two-year-old Motorola Nexus 6

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?

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15 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; 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.

2. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Meesa like dis :D

3. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

This is pretty hilarious

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL good one

5. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

That DEISGN. lol

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Haha... Good one...

7. emmawilliam834

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.

14. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Oh my god, my Moto camera desperately needs the ability to lock focus point and exposure point separately. Will it be available for all devices running Nougat in the future?

8. Orion78

Posts: 217; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Yup! Still prefer this phone over the damn pixel. Not going down in size. Google makes two phones that are under 5.7. What a joke.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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/2016/10/android-7-1-coming-to-nexuses-in-december-will-support-nexus-6-and-newer/

10. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

" P.S. I spent way too much time on this." Deceased. I enjoyed this way too much.

11. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; 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.

12. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Memba Nexus 5? Yeah I memba! Memba how cheap it was? Yeah I memba!

13. acruzlu unregistered

Membaberries(sp?)

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Now that is a sexy phone. Wait...I already have it ;)

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