Pixel Launcher 2.0 Android O apk for everyone! How to install

The Pixel launcher was obviously limited to pixels a while ago, and Yes! it’s now officially available for everyone. However, before the official announcement, a Reddit user by the name AmirZ had successfully ported an apk for the Pixel launcher. Well, the guy is back with the latest version that is present in Android O, The Pixel Launcher 2.0.

The latest version of Pixel launcher can be installed on almost any android phone running marshmallow or higher, it may also work on phones with Android Lollipop, but we haven’t tested it yet.

Here are some of its features:

  • QSB with transparent rectangle, Google Pill and Date/Weather
  • Different colors of notification dots
  • Filter Google Wallpapers and Voice Search from the apps list
  • Use Google Wallpapers to select a wallpaper when available
  • Device profiles, margins, icon counts
  • Disabled partner customization like Motorola’s 4 columns
  • Google Now feed on the left of the normal workspace
  • Google Calendar app icon with the date

Developer’s additions to the launcher:

  • Pull down for notifications for Nougat devices
  • Oreo theme backported to older OS versions with Pixel Blue accent color
  • Notification dots backported to Marshmallow
  • Automatically prompts for notification access so you won’t have to dig through settings menus
  • Fix Android 8 checks so Nexus devices can use all new features
  • Show icon shapes on Android 8 without developer settings enabled
  • Pressing the date widget opens the default calendar app
  • Keyboard properly closes when returning to the home screen from any app
  • Symmetrical hot seat
  • Filter Google Now Launcher from the apps list
  • Pinch to overview
  • Samsung Secure Folder compatibility
  • Backport of circle icons

To install, head over to this link and download the apk, before installing you have to uncheck unknown sources in settings so that you can install it. Enjoy the new Pixel launcher and tell us your thoughts on it.

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