Wednesday , August 22 2018


Google’s Live Cases offer something a little bit different to encase your phone, something beyond the basic colours (often black) of most phone cases. Live Cases allow customers to make their own truly unique phone case using Google’s Store. Currently, you can make live cases from a few different backgrounds:

Live cases also have an extra feature; a customisable button that you can set to launch your favourite app. However, there could be more live cases coming, if a listing on Verizon’s website in the US is to be believed.

Shown above, the two new cases care called Earth and Trends, available for both Pixel and Pixel XL. Earth cases shows satellite photos of various parts of the planet, mainly desert and ocean scenes. You’ve probably seen many of these before, as the wallpapers were included on 2015’s Nexus phones. Trend cases are little more than a simple gradient, but they are a nice design nonetheless.

We don’t know when – or if – these cases will become available, especially in Australia, but we’ll keep an eye out on the Google Store and let you know if we spot them here.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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