Pixel Launcher now available for download via Google Play Store

Pixel Launcher now available for download via Google Play Store
The exclusive Pixel Launcher has just been released on Google Play Store, but don't get your hopes up too high. The app is up for grabs if you own one of the two Pixel smartphones Google launched not long ago, but if you have another handset you won't be able to take advantage of all its features.

You can easily get it to work as a system application on a Nexus smartphone, but the Pixel Launcher released on Google Play Store doesn't come with anything new in terms of features. Keep in mind that the icons included are only compatible with Android 7.1 Nougat, so if you can't make them show up on your phone, that's the reason.

The release of Pixel Launcher could mean that Google plans to make it available to other smartphones in the not so distant future. Also, Google can update the launcher much easier, while those who don't own a Pixel smartphone will be able to sideload new versions faster since they will be easier to mirror now that Pixel Launcher is on Google Play Store.

Google is likely to update the Pixel Launcher regularly, which means we'll have access to every changelog if the search giant is kind enough to post them on Google Play Store. Anyway, don't forget that the launcher is still exclusive to Pixel smartphones, so some features might not work if you try to install it on other devices.

P.S.: Thank you Google for rick-rolling this (hint: check screenshot number 3).



source: Google Play

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9 Comments

1. LilJokr unregistered

Well that was a major letdown.

14. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

it's PA - typical. hey guys.. here's something cool.. Now that we have your attention, you can't have it!

5. Swiff

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Anybody else get "a problem occurred with this page while loading" and after awhile it says "a problem repeatedly occurred so the page has to be shutdown" ? Or something in that nature this is on the iPhone 6s safari I don't know if that matters. This has been happening for at least a month it is a big pain.

12. NicoBrun

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I got their very same thing on both my Sony Xperia Z5C and X Compact. If it doesn't help by reloading the page, I leave it be, thinking that it will hurt PA more and get them to fix it.

13. NicoBrun

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I got their very same thing on both my Sony Xperia Z5C and X Compact. If it doesn't help by reloading the page, I leave it be, thinking that it will hurt PA more and get them to fix it.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I just got Android 7.1 beta on my Nexus 6P. :)

16. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 619; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Funny no one from PhoneArena cares to comment on the disastrous ad setup.

17. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Tadaa! Another phonearena BS clickbait... Misleading title.

18. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Oh my poor Nexus4, but its okay, because I know there is NOVA for the rescue..!!!!

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