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Google begins advertising Pixel phones in New York City

Google has advertised Nexus phones before. But this time, it looks like Google is going all in. The device has not been announced by Google, yet there are already a bunch of advertising displays popping up around New York City.

The ads look much like the teaser that was released around the same time the press got invitations to attend Googles announcement event in San Francisco. We see an empty rectangle with Oct 4 and the Google G across from the date. Some of the displays also feature a hashtag which reads MadeByGoogle. Google hopes that using the G will intrigue passersby who see it and wonder, Hm, Google is making a phone? since the average consumer likely doesnt know what a Nexus device is at this point.


Source: 9to5Google
Source: 9to5Google
Source: 9to5Google

Source: 9to5Google

It looks like this time around, with the fresh start of a rebranded Pixel lineup, Google wants to kick off its Pixel launch phones with a bit more aggressive advertising. For starters, advertising in New York City is not by any means cheap. The ad over the subway station is in an area near Penn Station in Manhattan with gobs of foot traffic from both locals and tourists alike. (Check out the Source link for more ad locations)

We really hope Google commits to its Pixel devices and continues to push more advertising to get the word out that there are great smartphones made by companies other than Apple and Samsung. With advertising on this scale, this early on, we could expect to see the Pixel phones hitting carrier stores. Something that Google tried with the Nexus 6, but then stopped doing with the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

In any case, we are excited to see the Pixel phones once they are released. What do you think of the Pixel phones based on what leaks weve seen so far? Do you like the idea of buying through a carrier, or do you think Google is heading in the wrong direction?

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