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Mysterious Google statue appears in Brooklyn, foreshadowing Oct 4. event

Does art mimic life, or does life mimic art? We're not really sure because we're tech people, so somebody come interpret this Made by Google statue for us.

Published onSeptember 21, 2016

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We all know by now that Google has quite a bit up its sleeve for their October 4th event. Although hard details are few and far between, we’re expecting to see announcements for the Pixel and Pixel XL, and possibly a new Chromecast device and a retail-ready version of Google Home. Google has been very coy with promoting the event, and the latest comes in the form of what looks like modern art.

Some redditors stumbled upon the statue earlier today in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Evidently erected overnight, this large piece of statuary prominently displays the date October 4th, the signature Google “G,” and a large, freestanding rectangle positioned in front of the scenic cityscape. Printed on the bottom: “#MadeByGoogle”

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If this seems familiar, it should. Check out this previous promo piece regarding the Pixel announcement:


The search giant has been saying a lot without saying anything at all with this imagery. If we’re willing to hazard a guess, we’re interpreting this to mean that the Pixel will promise to be your window to the world. In practical terms, we’re expecting that this means they will be highlighting the Pixel’s camera, display quality, and virtual reality capabilities.

We previously saw a video in which a search bar gradually transforms into a similar smartphone-shaped rectangle. Just as that simple search bar was made by Google, so too will the Pixel and Pixel XL be “made by Google.” A likely interpretation of this is that, although technically crafted by HTC, Google played a much heavier role in the devices’ development than they had in Nexus devices. Perhaps that’s the distinction they’re attempting to make with the rebranding from Nexus to Pixel.

What are your thoughts regarding this poppy piece of Pixel promo art? Let us know in the comments below!

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