Pixel Launcher


As you all may heard, Google is preparing 2 new devices that will be released in October. They are both will be created by HTC. Internally these devices have codenames M1 (Marlin)  and S1  (Sailfish) Which will receive Pixel XL and Pixel marketing names accordingly.

For the first time ever, Google will release these devices apart from their main big release which was Android 7.0 that brought tons of the improvements such as:

  • Over 1500 emoji including 72 new ones
  • Multi Locale language settings
  • Multi-window view
  • Quick switch between apps
  • Vulkan™ API
  • Virtual Reality mode
  • Doze on the Go
  • Custom Quick Settings
  • Notification Direct Reply
  • Bundled Notifications
  • Data Saver
  • Notification Controls
  • Display Size
  • Seamless Updates
  • File-based Encryption
  • Direct Boot
  • And many more

Moreover it will be less than two months after previous major release when Google release new NMR1 update which will be labelled as Android 7.1. It will bring new Google Assistant as well as new launcher called Pixel Launcher (formerly know as Nexus Launcher) .

screenshot_20160912-212328It 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.

csjaihjwcaexaqd-jpg-largeSwiping 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


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Settings menu doesn’t have much option to adjust, but it has nice feature that allows rotation of the home screen.

screenshot_20160912-212207screenshot_20160912-212216This is pretty much it. In general this is very basic and fluid UI that will be improved over the time. Please make a note that this is not final software, it may have many hidden and/or unfinished features that can be seen only on release build. But for now, you have a chance to test it yourself. Click the link down below to get it, just extract these apks on your internal storage and install as usual app:


(Make a note that in case you don’t install WallpaperPickerGooglePrebuilt.apk you will get Pixel Launcher crash while changing the wallpaper)

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