Video Ad for Google's Pixel Leaks Out Ahead of Event

Given that the Pixel and Pixel XL are about to launch in a couple of hours, it is a little surprising that there ares till even more leaks hitting the web. Earlier today we saw Verizon let the cat out of the bag where availability of the Pixel was concerned, and now we're seeing what looks to be the first video ad for the Pixel leak out just a couple hours before the main event. This year, Google is taking a very top down approach to things as well as cutting out the middleman where their flagship smartphone are concerned, and the Pixel and Pixel XL will both be marketed as phones "by Google". That theme appears heavily in the leaked ad, too.

According to the Droid-Life story, which shares the YouTube video from a reader, the advert in question is already live on Canadian TV, which is where the the read recorded it from. The quality of the below video isn't quite as good as it could be, as it has been recorded from a TV up close, but it's interesting to see hat Google is looking to push this device in a more mainstream manner, as well as perhaps spend more money advertising these devices in general. The ad puts the familiar white box, which is of course how many of us see the Google search bar on our homescreens, on top of all kinds of things that people do in life. Cut to the end of the ad and it ends with the tagline "life by You" and then "Phone by Google". Again, this is confirming that Google themselves is wanting to own this year's releases and ads such as these aren't a terrible way to do just that, by any stretch. TV ads like these, that appeal to a more general audience, could be the key Google needs to get across to the average consumer.

The ad in question has been embedded down below, and while it won't be long until this goes live in earnest from Google themselves, it's always fun to see how much stuff leaks out ahead of these announcements and for Google's big day, the answer has been "a lot".

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