The Pixel Launcher is basically Google’s vision of what an Android home screen should look like. It has a unique app drawer and a great design. However, the installation of the Google’s launcher fails if your device is not rooted. But now, you can get Pixel launcher on your non-rooted Android device – courtesy of a developer on Reddit, AmirZ. Reddit user Amirz created a fully functional version of the Pixel Launcher back in June. Now, along with the release of Android Oreo, he released a newer version of the launcher packed with new features.
Here, with this article you can get Pixel Launcher without rooting your device. Alternatively, you can install the launcher via all-in-one flashable ZIP. However, the alternate method requires root. For this,
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Pixel Launcher for Any Device
This launcher is based on the Android Open Source Project’s (AOSP) Launcher3. Also, it has been tweaked to look and function just like Google’s Pixel Launcher. It supports the Google Now Panel, Google Feed Cards, the Search “Pill”, as well as the weather widget. It is in fact as close as you can get to the Pixel Launcher in terms of looks and functionality. Furthermore, there are a few extra features as well.
With this launcher you can swipe down anywhere on the screen to pull down the notifications panel, change system icon shapes without turning on developer options and tap on the date widget by the Search Pill to open your default calendar app. Other extra features are:
- Pixel Blue accent color throughout the launcher’s settings
- Notification dot support for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Google Calendar app icon that changes to match the current date
- Google Wallpapers as your default wallpaper selector
- Adaptive notification dots, and many more
Get Pixel Launcher
The Pixel launcher app is not available in the Google Play Store. Thus, you will need to sideload the APK and install the launcher in your device. To accomplish this:
- Download the launcher APK.
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Security
- Under Device Administrator, check Unknown sources. This allows the installation of applications from both trusted and unknown sources
- Install the application
- Set as Default Launcher
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