We can now look forward to a new round of Christmas desktop wallpaper from the world’s biggest computer manufacturer, Google.
The search giant will release the latest version of its desktop wallpaper on Thursday, October 25, in time for the Christmas holiday season.
This is a very different look to the last one that Google released on January 21, which looked like a very unimpressive looking desktop wallpaper.
You might have seen the images that came with the new wallpaper and if you’re feeling adventurous you can also grab a full version for yourself.
Google says that the desktop wallpaper is based on a theme by the team behind popular Google Chrome OS apps such as Gmail, Hangouts, and Maps.
In fact, Google is going so far as to create a separate wallpaper for each app on the OS, using different backgrounds and text styles to highlight certain features.
While the wallpaper has a fairly traditional look to it, there are some interesting touches to it.
For instance, you can choose to add a black background to the wallpaper by clicking on the “Background” button in the top right corner.
This background will be displayed in the background menu, but you can turn off the black text if you want.
There’s also a black and white version of the wallpaper that will be available for free download for a limited time.
You can find the wallpaper for free in Google’s Google Play Store.
It’s not all about the wallpaper though, Google also released a new app called ‘The Google Desktop’ for Windows.
‘The Google App Desktop’ will allow you to access the Google Play store from Windows 8.1 PCs and will be powered by Google’s Chrome browser, so there will be no need to install anything else on your system.
It’s a welcome change for Windows users, who have long been missing the ability to use Google Chrome’s built-in app manager, which provides an easy way to find and install apps that are compatible with their system.
In addition to the new Google wallpaper, Google will also be releasing a wallpaper for its upcoming Pixel 2 XL, which is due to hit shelves on October 26.
As with the other Pixel 2 laptops, the new Pixel 2 will come with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS and is slated to ship on October 30.
Source: Google News