You can now download Google Pixel 2 Launcher APK for any Android device. This is the new and updated Pixel Launcher that was first seen on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones. This launcher is an updated version of the first Pixel Launcher that came out last year. We may look at a new Pixel Launcher update every year with new features and a new UI. In Pixel 2 Launcher, Google has pushed the Google Search bar at the bottom of the screen, just above the on-screen keys.
Pixel 2 Launcher (P-4275643) APK has been pulled out from the Google Pixel 2 phones, and this app has also been updated on the Google Play Store. For Google Now support, you still need to have this app installed as a system app. Other features in this app include: notification dots, at a glance and you can add new app icons directly on the home screen, similar to the same Google Play Store feature. You can now also change the icon shape from the launcher settings and choose one from the following: System default, square, rounded square, squircle and teardrop.
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We tested this Pixel 2 Launcher APK on our phones i.e. Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7 Edge, Nexus 6P and it worked great with no issues at all. For more screenshots and to get a feel of how the launcher looks, you can see it below.
Download Google Pixel 2 Launcher APK
The following is the APK file that you need to download on your phone / tablet to install Pixel 2 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.
NOTE: You need to uninstall any previous versions of the Pixel Launcher before installing this on your device. Otherwise, you will get installation error.
If the download fails for any reason, leave a comment below and we will upload the APK file to another mirror website.
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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 Pixel 2 Launcher APK on Android Devices
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Marshmallow, Nougat or Android Oreo for this launcher to work on your device.
Step 1 – Download Pixel 2 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 Google Pixel 2 Launcher as your default app and use it on your Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel or any other phone running Android Marshmallow, Nougat or Oreo.
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.
If you have any questions or run into any issues, please leave a comment below.