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How To Download and Install Pixel Launcher on Any Smartphone – 2017


A Glimpse at PIXEL

Wondering what’s Pixel Launcher?

Well…It’s a new launcher set to be released from Google. To be precise, Google has planned to release their next generation of Phones  preloaded with Android Nougat 7.0 powered with Pixel Launcher UI. The official release dates are not yet announced and you could have a glimpse of the launcher from the screenshots below. This version of PIXEL LAUNCHER is not officially released and might be called a leaked version for now. It’s available to download, again not officially. You may follow the links below to get the APK file.

Some Noteworthy Features of the Launcher:

  •  It will be completely refined home UI that will be done in a very minimalistic style.
  •  Main screen can contain 5 shortcuts that can be obtained from all home screens.
  • Swiping up activates main apps window where all apps can be seen and searched
  • Long press on any area of the home screen activates the setting menu where you can find following options:
    • Wallpapers
    • Widgets
    • Settings
  • Settings menu doesn’t have much option to adjust, but it has nice feature that allows rotation of the home screen.

You May Download the Files from: Google Drive

Steps To Install:

Download the Files

Make sure Installation From External Source is Enabled

Install Both the APK files present in the Zip File

Note:

  • Make a note that in case you don’t install WallpaperPickerGooglePrebuilt.apk, you are more likely to face Pixel Launcher crash while changing the wallpaper
  • The Launcher may not work for Android Versions below Android Marshmallow 6.0

Take some time leaving your experiences as a comment below.

Sources: llabtoofer and XDA

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