Video shows how Google created the Pixel (Humor)

How did Google come up with the Pixel? According to this fictional and humorous video, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in his office, reading a story online about strong Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders. Only half an hour was left before Google was to unveil a new phone, but apparently the company had nothing to deliver. Pichai then whips out his personal iPhone (remember, this is fictional) and texts a fellow Googler, saying that "We need a new phone like new...newish."

Pichai's desperation text is received by a Google employee (holding a very old school Nokia messaging phone) and off he goes to create the Google Pixel. The way that he accomplishes this is pretty funny. You probably will also get a chuckle or at least a guffaw out of the way that Android 7.1 is installed on the Pixel.

Before everyone starts getting upset and comments are made across party lines, keep in mind that this is a joke. The events on the video never happened. With that in mind, go ahead and tap on the video at the top of the screen.

source: PeripateticPandas



1. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Phonearena: What a stupid video. All I learned from that dumb video was that some people have way too much time on their hands. What bout the home button? What about actually putting in a real 3.5mm headphone jack. Some idiot just posted something that stupid to generate views and get paid off of making athe dumbest video of all time, and a blog like you guys with all the credibility in the world took the bait? I suggest you get this off your website. It's a disgrace, and it's only helping out a youtube channel that clearly has no tastes, is uneducated, and has too much time on their hands but still can't produce a quality video.

3. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Also, it's very important for a blog of your stature to recognize how succesful google has been lately. They effectively gave everything that a person wants out of a phone. Many people have been patiently waiting for a phone that rivals the iphone simply because it's like the iphone but better. The pixel is that answer. To even slightly insinuate that google simply copied the iphone with the pixel is just utterly insane and ruins a lot of credibility. Google made a phone that they believed was their best product capable of destroying the iphone. It may not destroy it, but with great battery life, great performance, and an awesome original design, they just might, so I just ask why would you guys help in making fun of them for it? CAn't you see that they are one of the rare few companies pushing the boundaries of innovation? many of the companies are extremely afraid to be different because people like you guys might not reflect anything positive in the review. I mean i feel like companies can never be good enough for critics sometimes. It's insane to think that you guys are willing to make fun of a companies working in the very same industry you guys work for. They create the products, you review them. Let's make sure we stay positive moving forward. Thanks for the link tho.

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Whoa,,,, Calm the **** down. It's not that serious

9. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Video shows how Google created the Pixel (Humor). The word "(Humor)", in the title of the article, implies it is something funny that people would laugh at. It also shows that the are not serious and they don't view it that way.

16. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Yes you are right. But the logical reality is, iFans will say thatsbexactjy what Google did. After all, with the exception of the original Galaxy S, none if the Galaxy phones look like iPhones, but they swear they do. The Pixel is the white iPhone A0pple stop making. Here is the thing. Let's ask the question the court asked in the Apple vs Samsung case. If the front of the pixel was painted black and you put black tape over the iPhones home button, and stood 500ft away, could you tell them apart? The phone is ugly. It looks thick. The bezels are over sized for a phone with biophysical home button. A total waste Of space. Crack on Samsung all you want, but they are far better at design than any phone maker. Period. They may have borrowed some cues from Apple, but the Galaxy even cheap ones look better than the Pixel and iPhone. The video is exactly what I expected. You couldn't do that with a Galaxy and pull that off. Unless younger CIG. Lol

22. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Actually you can make any metal phone look like another with some paint and cutting. Even the old HTC one M7 could look like the iPhone 7. Also, how does the og galaxy s look like an iPhone?

15. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

You aren't food at accepting humor are You? It's funny how I have yet to see one iPhone fanboy here, talk about how much the Pixels looks like an iPhone. Yet those same hypocrites swearbtonthe height of heaven, that Galaxy device look like iPhones when they don't. The Pixel is a SnapDragon paternal twin of the iPhone. Google basically took a featureless smartphone to compete against the iPhone. Should have kept Nexus. Insure wanted the first Nexus. I still the Nexus Line live wallpaper.

18. Unordinary unregistered

Pipe the f**k down ya big ol baby

27. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011


29. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Hahahaha you had even more free time than the video maker hahahahha :D :D

30. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

I didn't read your comment but did watch the video. That one was more enjoyable than this one ;)

2. Alan01

Posts: 643; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

It is clearly a joke and we stated that a few times. Hard to believe that some people have absolutely no sense of humor. Regards, Alan F.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No he is just salty.

8. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

It's not that, sometimes I let passions get the best of me. Some people think I'm special but I promise you that I'm not. I just really really like the mobile world so i want to make sure we are doing a good job of accurately reporting information. I just think reporting that Google just copied apple should be a SIN in this industry. But, i do now realize this was a joke. I mean cmon, there is no way I'm the only person who believes phonearena wasn't making fun of Google? Cmon guys, help me here? But regardless, let's all be friends. I'm sorry for my initial outbursts, but sometimes I have a tough time being cordial. My girlfriend said it's due to my condition, but I told her to screw off.

19. Unordinary unregistered

They practically did though

31. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

But no one is sharing any type of information via video. It was a joke and jokes are not meant to be sharing knowledge of the things.

7. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I'm sorry.

28. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Keep 'em coming. The video itself wassn't funny, but it's funny reading all these butt hurt comments.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Courageous video. Thanks for sharing.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow that's really impressive, must be an engineer! LOL love parady tech videos!

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, several layers of irony. Even the iPhone got 7.1 before most Android phones, which finally gives the iFans a decent OS.

17. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Why do he have to be an engineer. Anyone with good motor skills and a drill could do this. All he did was open the iPhone, remove the insides and rolled a circle into the back of the case. How hard you think that is? And then basically put it back together. I have no engineering experience, yet I've built my own cases for PCs and consoles. I've made cases with things like Legos and and using cases from old amplifiers. All you need to Sonia know how to measure and safely cut. I miss drafting.

11. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I don't give attention to iSheeps saying Pixel was copied from iPhone. If you look back, HTC One was designed and built year before iPhone 6 came out. Apple definitely was inspired by HTC One design when they designed iPhone 6. All that said, Google decided for HTC to build the Pixel, because they were the original designer for such phone.

13. iFlasher

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 09, 2014

Ok, but no one cares. Just enjoy the HUMOR video.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Now that's a great example of a stretch.

20. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Actually. It isn't. What was a stretch was people saying Galaxy devices look like iPhones

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Yes first galaxy phones looked extremely close to iPhones. And this pixel looks very very close to iPhone

24. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

The M7 looks very very close to the iphone too right?

25. AlikMalix unregistered

That phones doesn't look at all similar to iPhone from the front or from the back!!!! Not Front bezels with speaker grilled, not the black frame around the screen, not the camera nor the placement of the camera or flash, not even the antenna lines thickness and the lack of top and bottom curved line, the overall shape and curvesture of the back plate - none of it looks any parts that any iPhone had or have now!!!! The pixel phones look nearly exactly like the iPhone - the only thing is that the put the same designed button but in the back, and swapped the camera placement with the flash placement - everything else screams iPhone. This is what I WAS talking about:

23. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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