You can now download Android 8.0 Oreo Launcher APK for your phone. Android 8.0 Oreo was officially announced few days back. We saw Developer Previews before but finally, Google has started pushing stable builds to compatible devices. A good accompanying news is that, you can now download the latest Pixel Launcher APK and try it on your device. The new Android Oreo Launcher (Pixel Launcher) brings some nice new additions. One of the updates features include updated app shortcuts. You can install it directly on your compatible Android device. Below, we have a full guide on how to download Android Oreo Launcher APK and how you can install it.
Android 8.0 Oreo makes a big refinement to Nougat and carries Project Treble, read about it more here: Android 8.0 Oreo: New Features. There are small improvements everywhere, even in the launcher, to make the whole experience that much better. We covered the Pixel Launcher that came with the developer preview, but now we bring you an updated version with bug fixes. You can easily install this launcher on your Android phone or tablet like any other app manually.
In our tests, it works perfect on the Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 running on Android Nougat while adding an extra row on the screen. You can see that in action in the screenshot attached above. To make Google Now work on your device, you need to install this app as a system app.
Download Android Oreo Launcher APK
The following is the APK file that you need to download on your phone / tablet to install Android O – Pixel Launcher. Like we mentioned earlier, Google Now will only work if you install this APK as a system app. We will get to that later on, for now download the APK file and install it the easy way.
UPDATE: Android P Launcher APK is now available from Android 9.0 Developer Preview. Download here!
NOTE: If the download fails for any reason, leave a comment below and we will upload the APK file to another mirror website.
After you download it, install it like any other APK. If you are installing this APK file for the very first time, you will have to allow “Install from Unknown Sources” option in Settings. Continue reading below on instructions on how to install an APK manually on your phone.
How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo Launcher APK
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this launcher to work on your device.
Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 Oreo Pixel Launcher APK:
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, see link below on where to find this setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. You can open it by pressing your HOME button and then select the “Pixel Launcher” option.
That’s it! You can now set the Android Oreo / Pixel Launcher as your default app and use it on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or any other phone running Android Marshmallow or Nougat.
If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here: How to Install Android APK Files Manually.
How To Enable Google Now in Android 8.0 Oreo Launcher
To get Google Now working on your phone, you need to install this app as a system app on your Android phone / tablet. How to do that? There are several ways to do it. Easiest method is to move the app APK directly to \system\apps directory with a rooted phone.
We have a detailed tutorial here that you might want to check out: How to Install App as System App on Android.