Users can now download Android Pie Launcher APK for their smartphones and tablets running Android Oreo or Nougat. Android 9.0 Pie was finally announced just few days back by Google and along with the official logo reveal, we saw final builds starting to roll out to compatible devices such as the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup. If you haven’t yet received the new Android version on your current device, you can still join in on the fun by installing Android Pie launcher through the ahead listed instructions and test out latest Pixel launcher.
Each major Android release always brings with itself a new outlook and design philosophy. For Android Pie, the strategy was refining what Android 8.0 Oreo already built. The new Android Pie launcher comes with the same swipe-up gesture that users have come to love along with adaptive app dock and app drawer background. Now, for users who have devices running older revisions of Android, they can test out new Pie launcher by installing it through the instructions ahead, no root required.
This mod relies on Android Oreo or Nougat so it doesn’t have any specific device compatibility problems. In our tests, we used it on Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and Huawei P20 phones.
UPDATE: You can now download Android Q Launcher / Pixel Launcher – APK now available!
Download Android Pie Launcher APK
This launcher has been obtained directly from Android Pie which then has been further modified to work with older versions. All your smartphone’s functionality will remain as it is and you can easily revert back afterwards if you wish to do so.
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 9.0 Pie Launcher APK
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this launcher to work on your device.
Step 1 – Download Android 9.0 Pie Pixel Launcher APK for Android Oreo / Nougat:
NOTE: If you are looking to install the latest Pixel launcher on your Android Pie device, you can do so by downloading the following app and implementing the steps ahead.
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.
Step 4 – Go to Settings then App and then to Default Apps. In this listing, you should see Home Screen, tap on it. From available options, select Pixel Launcher.
That’s it! You can now use Android Pie Pixel Launcher directly on your smartphone. To revert back, just reset the default home screen option to where it was before or simply uninstall the app.
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.