Download Google’s new “Captured on Pixel” and “Art & Culture” wallpapers
Last week, Google announced the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, the latest premium Pixel smartphones with Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 765G SoC. The two phones will only be available in a handful of regions, but they won’t reach the hands of consumers until later this month. With each new Pixel phone launch, Google introduces a new set of wallpapers in the Google Wallpapers app. Immediately following the launch event, I grabbed the new set of wallpapers from the Google Wallpapers app under the “For Fun” section, but we’ve since discovered two more sets of wallpapers that are likely for the Pixel 5. Using a modified version of the Google Wallpapers app, we discovered the “Captured on Pixel” and “Art & Culture” sections with loads of new wallpapers.
Twitter user @forherpieces originally discovered these new wallpapers, and we can confirm that they show up if you modify the Google Wallpapers app to pull wallpapers from Google’s staging server. We can’t confirm if these wallpapers actually appear on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, but we do expect they’ll become available for them since these wallpapers only showed up for us when we spoofed the device model. In any case, user @forherpieces was kind enough to extract the wallpapers and upload them for everyone to enjoy.
“Captured on Pixel”, “Art & Culture” Wallpapers
The “Captured on Pixel” wallpaper collection consists of 13 images from different photographers. There are photos from different parts of New York City, London, and Japan. These images were presumably captured on a Pixel phone—likely the Pixel 5.
Next up is the “Art & Culture” wallpaper collection. This collection consists of 21 images of various paintings and other artwork.
Lastly, there are 12 new wallpapers in the existing “For Fun” collection. Like the wallpapers for the Pixel 4a, the new “For Fun” wallpapers are designed specifically with the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5’s hole-punch cutout in mind.
It’s always fun to change your phone’s wallpaper, and Google is one of the best at designing new wallpapers. This time around, though, it looks like they’re spicing up the wallpaper selection with more real-world imagery. We’ll keep an eye out for when the new “Art & Culture” and “Captured on Pixel” collections go live, but you can check for their presence yourself by downloading Google’s Wallpapers app from the Play Store. Keep in mind that Google hides certain wallpapers based on what device you have, so you probably won’t see these new wallpapers unless you have either the Pixel 4a 5G or the Pixel 5.