Redesigned Google Pixel launcher quietly appears at Google I/O
Google is working on an updated Pixel Launcher and at Google I/O, one could already see Google Pixel phones running on the new launcher.
A new quick search bar within easy reach on the homescreenThe most prominent feature on display is a search bar right in the homescreen. It is located in the bottom part, within easy reach, and reminds us of the Spotlight quick search functionality on Apple's iOS, where you can swipe down on the homescreen to see a similar search bar. Here, though, the search bar is always visible, which is both convenient, but also takes up precious screen space.
Will this feature arrive to the Google Pixel 2nd generation, come via an update to existing devices, or is simply something that's being tested internally is hard to tell at the moment, but you can see a demo of the functionality and see what it looks like right below.
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