It’s the time of year when companies show their love for the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) community. Google is looking to do its part by adding some goodies for its Pixel users. Now, the company just added a set of wallpapers to its Pixel phones that celebrate the AAPI community.
Now, let’s face it: when big-name multi-billion (and multi-trillion) dollar companies celebrate their love for minority groups, it’s usually a marketing ploy. It’s hard to take their claims as nothing more than trying to squeeze more money out of different demographics. Business is business, sadly.
Google added new Pixel wallpapers for the AAIP community
We’ve seen Google launch wallpapers to its Pixel phones to celebrate other groups, and they all have a wild and uncanny aesthetic to them (all to a good effect, though). These new wallpapers were, unsurprisingly, created by an Asian artist. They weren’t created using Google’s artificial intelligence, though that wouldn’t be too far-fetched at this point. The artist is named Sarula Bao, and she’s a Brooklyn-based artist. She has a unique style, and you can check out her work here.
Now, there are three wallpapers that you can use if you’re a Pixel owner. They all have creative and eccentric designs from the humans to the tiger in the first picture. The colors are moderately muted and really warm. The warmth of the colors pervades the variety of skin tones represented in the wallpapers. Just imagine using the Dynamic Color feature with these colors.
Two of the wallpapers have a theme of family and togetherness about them while the first one is this really cool-looking tiger. If you’re looking to equip these wallpapers to your Pixel phone, you can do so right now.
How to assign these wallpapers
If you don’t know how to assign these wallpapers to your phone, then you’re in for a treat. Google’s Pixel wallpaper picker has a metric ton of different wallpapers you can assign to your Pixel phone. First, hold your finger down on your home screen and tap on the Wallpaper and style button. There, you’ll see a preview of your current wallpaper. Tap on the “Changer wallpaper” button right under it.
Once you do that, you’ll see all of the different categories of wallpapers that the company has. Scroll down and look for the category named “Curated Culture”. There, the first three wallpapers should be the ones made by Bao. Also, you can look around and choose from the plethora of other wallpapers created by other artists from minority groups.
Simply tap on the wallpaper, press the checkmark on the bottom right of the screen, and select whether you want it as your home screen, lock screen, or both.