Install the Google Pixel Launcher from Android O Developer Preview on any Android device

The first Android O Developer Preview has been out only for days but the development community is already at work bringing features from the to-be-latest and greatest Android version to older versions. As obvious from the title, we now have the updated Pixel Launcher from Android O, thanks to developer linuxct. This ported version of the Pixel Launcher works on Android 6.0+ devices with or without root. As always though, having root is sort of better.  Continue reading “Install the Google Pixel Launcher from Android O Developer Preview on any Android device”

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[Update : voice search added to ‘pill’ widget] Action Launcher update adds rumoured Launcher Shortcuts from Google Pixel launcher

Update : In a post on Google+ Action Launcher developer Chris Lacy announced an update that includes the voice search button in the Google pill widget as seen in today’s Pixel leaks from Canadian carriers. Get it from Playstore screenshot_20161003-154727.png

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Pixel Launcher to feature the rumoured circular icons and the so called ‘3D touch’

Over the past few years we have seen the visual nature of Android change constantly. We saw Material Design take over and since then we have seen many tweaks of that. Not happy to leave it there Google are set to introduce new launcher icons for their apps when Android 7.1 arrives in a few weeks.

The new updates recently have pointed at new icon names (eg. “ic_duo_round_icon”) and now we have a first look at the icons that we have long been hearing about.

Update : There are also the launcher shortcuts we first saw in Android N Developer preview 2.

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Top 10 Android News Stories last week : Sep 12-18

It would be a lie if I said lots has happened in the world of Android this past week.  While this was a pretty slow week for Android news, there were at least a few interesting things going down. As usual, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 drama continued with an official apology, which I’m sure most of us are tired of hearing. We got some new details and renders on Google’s upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL. The Pixel Launcher was made available for download this past week, and it was discovered that there are no new Android Wear smartwatches from LG, Huawei, or Moto coming in 2016. If you happened to miss any of this past week’s top stories, you can find them in the links below.

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Nexus launcher is now Pixel Launcher : Download it here

Awhile ago there was a lot of fuzz about a redesigned Google launcher for Android Nougat which then turned out to be a specialized version just for the new Nexus devices, the Nexus launcher. Then a few Nexus wallpapers leaked, we also had a tutorial for you to get the Nexus Launcher feel with Nova Launcher, we had the new Nexus ringtones and notification sounds for you, Action Launcher came out replicating the Nexus look.

And now, we find out that the Nexus Launcher has become Pixel Launcher which makes sense since the Nexus phones have become Pixel phones.

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