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Googles Nexus Launcher is now Pixel Launcher [Download]

A new report came today from ROM Developer @LlabTooFeR with screenshots of a new version of the Nexus Launcher which first came on developer preview builds of Nexus devices. As it turns out, the launcher is being renamed to Pixel Launcher which directly reflects reports of HTC Sailfish and Marlin being sold as Google Pixel devices rather than Nexus.

The launcher update has a few new features as well as a second component .APK for searching and applying wallpapers.


Homescreen > App Drawer > Press and hold for options
Homescreen > App Drawer > Press and hold for options
Homescreen > App Drawer > Press and hold for options

Homescreen > App Drawer > Press and hold for options

For starters, the launcher now allows landscape mode, but it isnt enabled by default, you just have to flip the toggle in the settings page.


Landscape mode is not enabled by default
Landscape mode is not enabled by default

Landscape mode is not enabled by default

The wallpaper selector looks like it can download a bunch of high resolution wallpapers from what we can only assume is hosted on Googles servers. Among the categories of wallpapers you can also choose to turn on Daily Wallpaper which will change your wallpaper every day with one of the wallpapers in that category.


Wallpaper selector
Wallpaper selector
Wallpaper selector
Wallpaper selector

Wallpaper selector

These links are not hosted by us, so we cant guarantee they are safe. The installation is straightforward though. Just install both APKs.

If youd like to download the Pixel launcher, you can do so with the following links. Install both APKs, then hit your Home button. Zip (both files together) | Launcher | Wallpaper selector.

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