The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launcher is finally online. You can download the APK file and install it right now on all 8.0 Oreo and 9.0 Pie devices. The Pixel 3 was the first phone to come with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The new update brought a lot of changes and a redesigned UI. The stock Google launcher was one of the most noticeable changes.
The new Pie launcher on the Pixel 3 retains the search bar at the bottom of the screen. There is a Google icon on the left and an Assistant button on the right side of the bar. All of the icons and app folders are circular. Those icons which are not rounded have a white case around them. This makes everything much more uniform. The app launcher has changed quite a bit too. The Google Assistant icon is again on the right side of the search bar, and the spacing between the app icons is a little bigger. Another change comes to the app switcher. It looks better than before thanks to new animations.
You can enjoy the same experience on your Android phone too! The official Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL launcher has been extracted (ported) to other phones as well. It works on most Android 8.0 Oreo and 9.0 Pie devices.
How To Install Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL Launcher APK on Android Phones
Below you will find two variants of the launcher. One has been ported and is designed to work on Oreo devices, while the other launcher is the original file from Pixel 3’s system file which can be installed only on other Pie devices.
Please download the right version for your phone, otherwise the app will not work on your phone and will force close.
How To Install
1. Go to Settings > Lock Screen & Security and enable Unknown Sources. This will let you install APK files.
2. Download the launcher from the download link above. Go to file manager and find the download section. Find the launcher and tap on it to install.
3. Wait for the installation process to finish, and press the home button. You will have the option to choose between your phone’s default launcher and the new Pixel 3 launcher. Choose the latter.
If the launcher force closes or crashes head over to Settings > Apps > Pixel Launcher and wipe cache and data. This will fix the issue.