You can now install the Pixel 2 launcher with docked search bar on your Android phone
With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google also introduced a revamped version of the eponymous Pixel Launcher, with fresh bouncy animations and expanded dock functionality in tow. The Pixel 2 models will be here in just a few days time, but as is tradition, the folks over at XDA have already got the new launcher ripped and ready to be installed on most Android phones out there.
Still, if you want to get your hands on the new Pixel Launcher, you can do so by following the link below. Just keep in mind that there's no real Google Now integration to speak of right now, so if that's a decisive factor for you, tough luck! However, most everything else, including App Shortcuts and the new "at a glance" widget, seems to be working as it should.
Theoretically, the new Pixel launcher should be compatible with most phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up, although we've had troubles setting it up on an LG G4 running Marshmallow. On the other hand, it's been working just fine thus far on the LG V30, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S6 we tested it on.