Just final week Google strictly denounced a Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Hardware wise, there’s not most that would tempt existent initial era Google Pixel owners. For anyone looking to ascent their phones, though, a second era Pixel phones are moulding adult to be constrained purchases (if we can means it). Though not all of a Google Pixel 2’s program can pretty be ported to other devices, some things like a Pixel Launcher should be possible. We’ve already seen an app replicate a new Pixel Launcher’s calendar/weather widget, yet some are anticipating to see a bottom hunt bar too.
Thankfully, it appears that a Pixel Launcher from a Google Pixel 2 can be commissioned right now on many Android devices. Theoretically it should implement on Android Lollipop and above according to a smallest SDK chronicle of a app, yet nothing of us have an Android 5.0 device to endorse that. We did implement it on some-more complicated devices—the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 using Android 7.1 Nougat and a Google Pixel XL using Android 8.0 Oreo—to endorse that it does work.
We should note that a Google Now row will not work if we implement this on a non-Google Nexus or Pixel device, a Pixel Launcher needs to be commissioned as a complement app in sequence for it to uncover a Google Now panel.
Google Pixel Launcher on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Android 7.1 Nougat)
We beheld a pointed animation when we appropriate adult on a wharf where it bounces a bit after attack a top. This feels suggestive of an iOS-style animation, and is something we competence not even notice unless we are profitable attention. Here’s a video of it in action:
Install Google Pixel Launcher from a Pixel 2
Interested in grabbing this launcher update? All we have to do is download a Pixel Launcher that we uploaded next and implement it onto your device. It doesn’t need to be commissioned onto a complement assign (meaning it doesn’t need root), and if we already have a Pixel Launcher commissioned afterwards it will usually implement right on tip of it. Enjoy!
Update: here’s a Pixel wallpaper app as well. Note that it will usually implement if your device is using Android 8.0 Oreo.
Update 2: the Pixel wallpaper app seems to pile-up for many people and also doesn’t seem to concede we to name a new live wallpapers. If so, we can try following these steps (requires root) that competence make it start working.
Stay tuned to a XDA Portal, since we have a lot some-more to share with regards to a Google Pixel 2 after spending some time with it in a Verizon store.