How To Get The Pixel 3 Look On Your Existing Phone

Photo: David Murphy

The wallpapers for Google’s next phone, the Pixel 3, are in the open. The latest in a series of leaks around the phone ahead of Google’s October 9 unveiling event, MySmartPrice has obtained a full set of the Pixel 3's “adaptive” wallpapers, which shift when you tilt your phone, and move when you play music.

Better yet, both MySmartPrice and leaker Ishan Agarwal have made the wallpapers available to download through Google Drive and Mega. For the next two weeks, your phone can cosplay as a phone that hasn’t even been shown to the public yet... officially.

If you aren’t interested in digging through Drive, here are a few of my favourites.

Anyone can download the images and use them as static wallpapers, but, unfortunately, there are more requirements to make them adaptable. According to multiple reports, you can only set up adaptive movement on phones running Android Pie and the Google Wallpapers app, which you can download through an APK in the Mega file. (The APK is present in the Google Drive file, but reports suggest there that version has a download cap that has already been maxed out).

Technically, there hasn’t been definitive proof that these wallpapers will come with the Pixel 3, or that this is the entire launch-day run of stock adaptive wallpapers. However, people are out there using them, so we do know they work, which seems like all the endorsement most people need. Plus, they look pretty neat.

Keep an eye out for more news on adaptive wallpapers (and the Pixel 3), when Google shows off the phone next month.


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