06 September 2018
When Google launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, it even released the redesigned version of the Pixel Launcher. This new launcher not only includes visual changes but also a few functionality changes. While Google aims to keep these things Pixel exclusive, at least for the time being, the APK of the updated Pixel Launcher is now up for grabs for anyone who is interested in trying it out.
This new Pixel Launcher APK includes all those features which make it different on the new Pixel 2 phones. The first visual difference that you will notice is that it has the Google search bar placed at the bottom instead of the top. Tapping on the bar will open the text box on the top but the position has been changed to make it easier to access, especially on the phones with a larger display. As for what is now on the top, it is a new widget called At A Glance. This will show you the usual stuff like time, date, and weather but will also show you upcoming calendar events. This second part of the functionality also explains the name but Google has plans of expanding it to showing other details flight booking and traffic updates.
It is worth mentioning that the widget on the new Pixel Launcher will show weather information only if you have turned on location. Google has not added an option to add a location manually. Here are all the settings that you will get with the Pixel Launcher.
If you are interested in trying out the new Pixel Launcher with all Pixel 2 features, simply click the link below to get the APK and sideload it on your Android device. The only thing you need to keep in mind is to make sure that it is running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.
- Pixel Launcher | Android | APK Mirror, Free
- The Google Pixel 2 is available at Amazon for $ 214.
- The Google Pixel 2 XL isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.