Pixel Launcher APK

Version 10 - com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher
Last updated: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 15:13:49 UTC
google,android,apps,nexuslauncher,tools,pixel,launcher:

The home screen experience for the Pixel and Pixel XL phones by Google.

Pixel Launcher apk

APP Information

Download Version 10 (703)
Apk Size7.55 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android and up
App Packagecom.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.apk
MD5c5929e88dd467f26fccad0e7c7d5f664
Rate1.54
Website http://www.google.com/mobile/android/

Download Pixel Launcher 10 APK

App Description

Pixel Launcher is google,android,apps,nexuslauncher,tools,pixel,launcher, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 1.54 by 57 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 10 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 741636+ times on store. You can also download com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Pixel Launcher is the home screen experience for the Pixel and Pixel XL phones by Google. Personalised information from Google is just a swipe away.
 Key features:
• Swipe right from your home screen to see personalised Google cards that bring you news and personalised information, at just the right time.
• Quick access to Google Search on your primary home screen.
• Swipe up on the bottom Favourites row to find your apps from A-Z.
• App Suggestions bring the app you’re looking for to the top of your A-Z list.
• Long-press on apps that support shortcuts to jump straight to where you need to go or long-press on the shortcuts to drag them to the home screen. 

App ChangeLog

  • As of October 2016:
  • • The weather appears in the top-right corner for your current location
  • • Visual refresh of wallpaper picker
  • • New circular folder presentation
  • • Shortcuts on long-press of supporting apps

App Screens

Pixel Launcher App Screen 1Pixel Launcher App Screen 2Pixel Launcher App Screen 3Pixel Launcher App Screen 4

NexusLauncherRelease.apk

Apk scan results


Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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Name:NexusLauncherRelease.apk
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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET: Allows the application to tell the system which widgets can be used by which application. With this permission, applications can give access to personal data to other applications. Not for use by normal applications.
android.permission.CALL_PHONE: Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed.
android.permission.CONTROL_REMOTE_APP_TRANSITION_ANIMATIONS: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.READ_DEVICE_CONFIG: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and so on.
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.REQUEST_DELETE_PACKAGES: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER: Allows the application to set the system wallpaper.
android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS: Allows the application to set the system wallpaper size hints.
android.permission.VIBRATE: Allows the application to control the vibrator.
android.permission.VIEW_INSTANT_APPS: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify the system's secure settings data. Not for use by normal applications.
com.google.android.apps.miphone.aiai.matchmaker.overview.service.BIND_SERVICE: Unknown permission from android reference
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.permission.QSB: Unknown permission from android reference
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.permission.READ_SETTINGS: Unknown permission from android reference
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify the system's settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your system's configuration.
com.google.android.as.allapps.SUGGESTION_CONSUMER: Unknown permission from android reference
com.google.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS: Unknown permission from android reference
choose widgets
Allows the app to tell the system which widgets can be used by which app. An app with this permission can give access to personal data to other apps. Not for use by normal apps.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

set wallpaper
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.

adjust your wallpaper size
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper size hints.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify secure system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's secure settings data. Not for use by normal apps.

Certificate

Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:nexuslauncher, L:Mountain View, O:Google Inc., ST:California, OU:Android
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:nexuslauncher, L:Mountain View, O:Google Inc., ST:California, OU:Android

Activities

com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.NexusLauncherActivity
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.search.AppLaunchActivity
com.android.launcher3.dragndrop.AddItemActivity
com.android.launcher3.settings.SettingsActivity
com.android.quickstep.RecentsActivity
com.android.launcher3.proxy.ProxyActivityStarter
com.android.quickstep.LockScreenRecentsActivity
com.android.launcher3.SecondaryDisplayLauncher
com.google.android.gms.common.api.GoogleApiActivity

Providers

com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.search.AppSearchProvider
androidx.core.content.FileProvider
com.android.launcher3.LauncherProvider
com.android.launcher3.graphics.GridOptionsProvider
com.android.launcher3.testing.TestInformationProvider
com.android.quickstep.LauncherSearchIndexablesProvider

Services

com.android.launcher3.uioverrides.dynamicui.WallpaperManagerCompatVL$ColorExtractionService
com.android.launcher3.notification.NotificationListener
com.android.quickstep.TouchInteractionService

Receivers

com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.qsb.LongClickReceiver
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.qsb.OPAStatusReceiver
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.SetupWizardStartReceiver
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.LauncherLayoutPreloadReceiver
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.smartspace.SmartspaceBroadcastReceiver
com.android.launcher3.InstallShortcutReceiver
com.android.launcher3.SessionCommitReceiver
com.android.launcher3.AppWidgetsRestoredReceiver

Interesting Strings

http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto
http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto/com.android.launcher3
http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android
https://plus.google.com/
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/games
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/games_lite

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Lewis & Twin•Cats-avatar

    Lewis & Twin•Cats

    2020-05-16T11:56:29.300Z

    And I like the pixel phone and I like a lot of the comments I read. The only problem is three times a week I check the passwords areas of Chrome and of Google accounts making sure they're the same. Yet, three times a year I do not know why but Google changes my sign in and I have problems with it. And I complain many times about this. One time a tech was on my phone and saw my problem and stated he would contact Google corporate because it was network problem not mine. Still it's not fixed.

  2. Katie Martin-avatar

    Katie Martin

    2020-04-29T04:39:32.332Z

    All I can say is the same thing I read get it together. last I saw this was a 2017 version. why is this auto updating. I have a brand new pixel 3 . I don't have the option to change wallpapers or my home screen. it actually looks like I'm in a screenshot at all times. i can't remove any widgets!! why??

  3. A. H. A.-avatar

    A. H. A.

    2020-05-09T00:06:07.113Z

    I usually default to Nova still because of the baby steps Google takes with their own launcher. This product is so far behind other OEMs and 3rd party launchers it's pathetic. A pittance of customizable choices is nothing to pat yourselves on the back for. I'm just about done with the uninspired approach Google has taken with their phones and software

  4. Ana E Cruz nazario-avatar

    Ana E Cruz nazario

    2020-05-12T20:59:11.579Z

    phones by Google. Pixel Launcher is the home screen experience for the Pixel and Pixel XL phones by Google. Personalized information from Google is just a swipe away. Key features: • Swipe right from your home screen to see personalized Google cards that bring you news and personalized information, at just the right time. • Quick access to Google Search on your primary home screen. • Swipe up on the bottom Favorites row to find your apps from A-Z.Are you soon and like it what about you try it

  5. Taylor Mathews-avatar

    Taylor Mathews

    2020-03-05T05:10:08.889Z

    Ok so far could be better. Please add the ability to remove bottom home screen search bar. This is very annoying as there are already many ways to access search functions like scroll left. Also please add ability to organize and customize app drawer a main function on most Android phones that I think most people have became accustomed to. Thank you and please think about these easy fixes that would have this Google nut even more excited about this product I don't see why I should have to change

  6. Thanh Tran-avatar

    Thanh Tran

    2020-05-07T11:09:12.478Z

    Need more features and customization. Come on, the latest update for this launcher was 3 years ago. Please do something to enhance it. Geatures, universal search, folder. I think pixel can learn a lot from Microsoft.

  7. Matthew Thompson-avatar

    Matthew Thompson

    2020-03-08T19:46:47.593Z

    Hey Google!! First of all I don't complain your apps because for the most part I think you guys do a wonderful job as it is. But this launcher is plain and dull!! I love the Gestures and that is the reason I can't go with anybody else because they don't have that feature. I would like to see option to change the size of the apps and the color of the font maybe. I really like what you started to do with the app shapes and all it was a start but then that was it. Please add these options!! :)

  8. Wendy Feng-avatar

    Wendy Feng

    2020-04-05T22:44:43.994Z

    How has the bug rendering this launcher (and our phones) COMPLETELY INOPERABLE still not been fixed??? I'm seeing reviews going back MONTHS with the same problem. I didn't start experiencing the issue until a couple of weeks ago and downloaded a different launcher to use my phone but not being able to switch between apps, etc. and having the pop-up notification dozens of times a day is still extremely frustrating. Get it together, Google!

  9. David Miller-avatar

    David Miller

    2020-03-16T20:02:53.988Z

    The stock Pixel launcher would be much better if the Google search bar was movable, removable, or able to be hidden. A lot of user's would love this feature and are being forced to use a 3rd party launchers. This seems to be Google's mode of operation now make annoying changes and force them upon the user's based on what the developers see fit.

  10. Patrick Henson-avatar

    Patrick Henson

    2020-03-13T16:04:00.230Z

    This would be great except I can't change the icons. Otherwise it would be great. Please Google, add icon pack support, icon grid resizing, dock configurations and the host of other things that make alternate launchers appealing. The default is ugly and clunky. There are apps I'd rather not see and be able to make my phone look more personalized. With the default Pixel launcher, I can't do that. That or make the gesture navigation work right again for other launchers. This is fail.

  11. Tone Hwang-avatar

    Tone Hwang

    2020-03-07T19:52:29.498Z

    Feature suggestions: 1. Resize all kinds of widgets; 2. Home overview and re-shuffle order of home pages; 3. Gesture--launch app by two finger swipe up/down, double tap, etc.; 4. Option of sorting apps in folder alphabetically. There are other 3rd party launchers, but multi-tasking is suboptimal in other launchers

  12. Anthony B-avatar

    Anthony B

    2020-03-14T05:10:05.892Z

    Allow me to remove the weather widget that's stuck in the main screen. Guess what? I'm switching to Nova launcher solely on this reason! I have my own weather widget I want to use on my main screen without seeing this one. It's a pity because I like the pause app features. Oh well nova launcher really does have tons more features to offer.

  13. Tapas Kar-avatar

    Tapas Kar

    2020-05-03T07:01:06.546Z

    Nice and clean launcher. But it's missing some features like double tap to lock phone, No option to change home screen and app drawer grid layout (5×5 is default i guess). Maybe those features will be add soon. Thank you.

  14. Enrique Romero-avatar

    Enrique Romero

    2020-04-27T16:06:26.206Z

    Need a way to shrink and relocate At a Glance to bottom of screen. It's hard to report to Google about issues or needs so they can fix it. They need to make a better way to report these kinds of issues for apps that don't have a feedback button

  15. 213STRANGE-avatar

    213STRANGE

    2020-04-10T11:20:29.101Z

    Search bar on home screen needs more customization such as movable, removable, resizable and color change. Also needs to be removed from top of apps screen. New dark theme should be black for every app and screen not this charcoal grey given throughout. Pixel 4 white edge lighting animation during display transition is unnecessary. Pixel 4 gradient lighting on top of display when using black or dark wallpapers. Defeats the purpose of an oled screen which looks like back light bleed.

  16. April Parlor-avatar

    April Parlor

    2020-01-14T03:50:15.825Z

    After reading several reviews, I too, am getting the same message of, "pixel launcher has stopped working." I can navigate around and find my way into my apps but I can't open up my home screen without this message popping up, so that makes what I want to do on my phone take twice as long. It gives me no option to uninstall or disable - that is greyed out. I'm sure the bugs are being worked out but its really frustrating!

  17. Nahid Wazed-avatar

    Nahid Wazed

    2020-03-27T17:55:45.446Z

    This launcher needs more customization. Some nice additions would be to be able to hide apps in app drawer, and theming icons. I love the gesture integration in the pixel launcher but not much else. I can't use other launchers because the gesture implementation is shoddy at best. Please add the ability to hide apps at least then I'll rate this app 4 starts. Adding the theming ability as well will raise the rating to 5 stars

  18. Iyan Apian-avatar

    Iyan Apian

    2020-04-20T11:35:46.180Z

    this launcher is good, but so far i only can give 3 star review, some icon apps that is not suppose to be shown, the won't hide, like example, if we install apps then bought pro version which is using different apps (unlocking pro apps) they won't hide

  19. Dmitry Shanshin-avatar

    Dmitry Shanshin

    2020-03-24T11:03:36.637Z

    This isn't great. The unremovable searchbar ruins my experience, so I had to go for a 3rd party launcher. I lost the ability to see notification dots, and it sucks but its worth it for losing that searchbar along with it.

  20. Gary Swan-avatar

    Gary Swan

    2020-04-17T23:55:12.799Z

    Nice launcher, but At A Glance is STUPID! It's a waste of space! It would also be nice to be able to change the grid size and colors. This app hasn't been updated in 3 years.

  21. babel-avatar

    babel

    2019-12-09T22:10:27.919Z

    Those on Google Pixel 3 and higher, System > Gestures > System Navigation allows you to go back to 3 button navigation! Rejoice! Otherwise, lovely, lack of upfront customisation (ie, font size isn't accessible from home settings, even if it just linked to the proper settings page) is a problem, inability to increase icon size etc. is a shame. Icons that are clearly the shape of the icon (circular or whatever) do not get used and instead get speed within a larger circle — which looks very silly.

  22. Sal Rahman-avatar

    Sal Rahman

    2020-03-02T14:59:36.137Z

    Searching for apps is annoying. Pressing the search bar feels like a hit or miss, when searching for apps. Sometimes, you can search for apps. Other times, you cannot.

  23. Abhishek Gupta-avatar

    Abhishek Gupta

    2020-03-18T07:34:02.860Z

    Off lately application just crashes when ever i try to perform some quick actions from notification drawer. For instance if I have taken a screenshot and i chose delete action it would crash the whole application UI and mobile phone would be auto locked.

  24. Balasundaram Chandran-avatar

    Balasundaram Chandran

    2019-12-03T08:45:38.672Z

    After December security patches this app is getting crashed... You simply need to do is uninstall the latest updates by getting into play store... I know that is quite hard to do it. But if you still facing the challenge then please contact Google support team. They are aware of this issue to resolve. Just 5 min of call is more enough for this to be resolved.

  25. crystal Ramirez-avatar

    crystal Ramirez

    2019-12-13T06:19:54.536Z

    RIDICULOUS. Every single time my good pixel 3 updates something ends up glitching one way or another. When I got the notification to update this month (December) I said "heeell no" Well, my phone ended up loosing battery and it had updated on its own when my phone turned back on. Pixel Launcher kept crashing and didn't allow me to use my anymore. I had to download another launcher from the play store to avoid this issue. This is a very big inconvenience and frustrating at the same time!

  26. abhiram-avatar

    abhiram

    2019-12-13T06:25:15.890Z

    Like others said, the December update made my phone unusable. Pixel launcher keeps crashing every single second and had to spend more than an hour to fix it by uninstalling the pixel launcher update, that too by timing the play store at the right millisecond. Please Google, please test your updates before you push them on to your so called flagships. This is unbelievable.

  27. Caspar Nguyen-avatar

    Caspar Nguyen

    2019-12-26T23:58:52.461Z

    While this runs smooth, the inability to quickly edit my Home Screen or add folders in my All Apps drawer is frustrating. I hate moving app icons one by one or just looking through the drawer as is to find the app I'm looking for alphabetically. I want to customize and organize my user experience without having to rely on third party apps.

  28. Kevin Pham-avatar

    Kevin Pham

    2019-12-03T15:37:27.982Z

    Like everyone else here is mentioning, the latest December update made my entire phone unusable (pixel 3), and even made me contemplate a factory reset until I heard that turning off gesture navigation would stop it. Even then, hard to do when the pop-up that "pixel launcher is crashing" pops up every 2 seconds. Still ended up uninstalling the update by uninstalling the pixel launcher app from the app store to revert back to being able to use gesture navigation. Unbelievable.

  29. Nancy Sholtey-avatar

    Nancy Sholtey

    2019-12-17T15:45:20.455Z

    I have no idea what is going on, but this morning I have a big notification on my home screen that says " Pixel Launcher keeps stopping". The notification won't go away , so my phone is virtually useless. I cannot access my emails, can't make a phone call. I'm paying for my phone and cannot use it because of Pixel Launcher. I cannot remove it from my phone.

  30. Terra Corbett-avatar

    Terra Corbett

    2020-03-05T14:06:28.850Z

    Screwed up my home screen and I can't get rid of it. I truly hate this app. It has a constant reminder to make it the default. You select default and the message continues to repeat.

  31. notstarboard-avatar

    notstarboard

    2019-12-18T16:48:41.317Z

    It's ugly, highlights Google (which I really don't like), and is not very customizable. You can't even kill the bottom search bar. Also, Android only supports gestures with this launcher - I don't even like gesture navigation, but it feels like Google trying to force tech people to use their launcher just to get to experience Android's new features.

  32. anthony koo-avatar

    anthony koo

    2019-12-19T01:27:00.837Z

    I don't get it. If the Pixel Launcher stops me from doing anything, how can I to do anything to rectify the problem? I can't get pass the "Pixel Launcher keeps stopping". If I reset, does it mean I lose everything on the phone? Is Google coming up with a patch? When? I have lost touch with people for the last tow days.

  33. Aljosa Cebokli-avatar

    Aljosa Cebokli

    2019-12-26T23:41:03.175Z

    You really have to allow us to empty the home screen if we choose so. I never ever even use the Google search bar at the bottom because on my pixel 4 will either squeeze or simply tell Google what I want using my voice. So the search bar is just sitting there, absolutely pointlessly, taking up screen space. Same goes for at a glance widget which should at least be customizable to a much greater extent, but ideally removable.

  34. Matthew Mirza-avatar

    Matthew Mirza

    2020-05-06T08:48:06.259Z

    A very well designed basic launcher. Not too feature packed where you get overwhelmed with different ways to set up your home screen.

  35. Denis Nossevitch-avatar

    Denis Nossevitch

    2019-12-12T12:16:34.690Z

    Pixel 3 XL became unusable due to the "Pixel launcher has stopped working" popup that came up endlessly as soon as you dismissed it.luckily I had a reliable third party launcher installed, and through a frenzy of quickly clicking and scrolling between popup messages, was able to uninstall this disaster. How does this make it past the testing team on one of Google's flagship devices??

  36. Roktim IH-avatar

    Roktim IH

    2020-03-31T18:58:15.499Z

    Pixel launcher is always great and it will be but Google should work making this app better. This is a very good launcher but lacks the customized. That's all I expect from Pixel launcher.

  37. Ed Hampson-avatar

    Ed Hampson

    2019-12-14T23:10:49.195Z

    Both updates since I switched to Google have caused my phone to become totally unresponsive and crash every time I try to use it. Moved to Google to get away from Apple as I was annoyed with price- I'd rather pay more and have a phone that actually works. Would not recommend switching until they sort out decimating their entire userbase Everytime they update. I've tried every "fix" I've found online and none of them have worked either.

  38. Colin Main-avatar

    Colin Main

    2020-01-04T11:11:14.110Z

    Too awkward. Not very customisable and far too constrained The "news" feature never seems to have anything relevant. Got this by default on my Pixel 3 but had to install an alternative in order to actually get things done. Same on pixel 4. It's a rubbish launcher that Google should be ashamed of. Nova Launcher is now my launcher of choice, rather than this amateurish job.

  39. Joshua Lacey-avatar

    Joshua Lacey

    2019-12-10T23:12:22.303Z

    Non-functional phone after doing December security update. Cleared cache....still broken. Disabled gesture control and enabled 2 button control...still crashing. Phone essentially an expensive paperweight now. 6 years ago I traded iOS dependability for Android adaptability and for 6 years I haven't regretted that decision....until today. Numerous other people with same issue and results are saying full reset for fix.

  40. FREDDY ROMERO-avatar

    FREDDY ROMERO

    2019-12-14T05:07:21.874Z

    This is simply an amazing launcher. The ONLY THING stopping me from giving it a 5 star is that annoying Top Yellow Shadow Tint that appears on pure black wallpapers. Please fix this soon!! Or have an option to disable it! It detracts from the amazing Pixel 4 space wallpapers which (when in dark mode) have a pure black background EXCEPT for the top status bar which is yellow.

  41. David Übersteuernen-avatar

    David Übersteuernen

    2020-03-14T05:01:22.961Z

    A really solid launcher that lacks a lot of the modern features from 3rd party launchers like Nova. The Google dev team should consider things like icon pack support, folder icon support and app tray customisation etc..

  42. Shay Seng-avatar

    Shay Seng

    2019-12-20T07:21:38.454Z

    I'm on pixel 3xl. After update my launcher is not working as expected. The only gesture that really works is the back gesture. The swipe up gesture rarely works. Ie. I have no way to exit from chrome or some apps because I can't swipe up. swipe down shows the drawer but I can't get to settings or more icons.

  43. calvin bradegebsbahv-avatar

    calvin bradegebsbahv

    2020-01-14T18:08:44.596Z

    I just got a new pixel phone and the launcher was fine until I updated my phone to Android q. It still won't let me access my home screen so I had to slowly get to the play store and eventually had to download a separate launcher. Could you please fix the pixel launcher. It was a great launcher and definetely better than my current launcher. Thanks

  44. Joshua Shepard-avatar

    Joshua Shepard

    2020-02-15T14:51:52.610Z

    EASY CRASH FIX: DOWNLOAD A DIFFERENT LAUNCHER FROM THE PLAY STORE. The pixel launcher on my 2XL has never had an issue, but I recently purchased a Pixel 3a (Feb 2020) as a gift. It's been 2 days and the pixel launcher on my fiance's phone continues to crash because of the December 2019 Pixel 3a update. With no option to uninstall any updates or uninstall Google's pixel launcher, I found success in downloading a different, better rated app launcher from the play store.

  45. Denis Z.-avatar

    Denis Z.

    2020-02-18T05:37:45.884Z

    Used it because no other support Android 10 gestures navigation. But don't like it because of lake of customization: no custom icons and size support, no possibility to hide icon labels and apps in drawer. Pixel xl

  46. Lynk-avatar

    Lynk

    2020-01-06T10:57:46.481Z

    Has problems with app folders. Can't open app folders unless I tap the top half of the folder. The folders are ugly, they need offer different styles like stack & line etc instead of grid, need to be able to make app folders invisible, need to make app draw invisible, able hide apps you don't need, able make the Google search bar invisible & moveable and be able apps smaller. Overall some more customizing options would be nice.

  47. Pamela Whaley Denham-avatar

    Pamela Whaley Denham

    2019-12-26T03:01:32.906Z

    This is B.S., After paying this amount for this phone you'd think you'd be notified of updates even if you didn't buy your phone directly from Google! My husband bought me this phone And it's been a pain in my butt ever since! Why I, after paying a pretty price, have to search and beg for my own updates? REDICULOUS! YOU CAN TAKE THIS PHONE AND PUT IT WHERE IT WON'T GET RAINED ON!

  48. Maxine Millian-avatar

    Maxine Millian

    2020-04-01T10:34:42.147Z

    I like this launcher, it's fast, lightweight and smooth. but without the icon mask and custom icon pack, it makes me give a 3 star rating.

  49. Marc Lafleur-avatar

    Marc Lafleur

    2020-02-25T14:04:34.742Z

    This was once the gold standard but the lack of features, updates, and improvements have left it long in the tooth.

  50. An Nguyen-avatar

    An Nguyen

    2020-03-31T16:43:32.948Z

    Please listen to our voice, can I just move the search bar, or hide some app from the drawer, it's always a mess with some never-use apps.

  51. Carson Cheung-avatar

    Carson Cheung

    2020-04-29T03:30:04.358Z

    Please provide an option for user to move around or remove the "At a glance" widget, though there are lots of launchers do provide that option, but nearly none of them are fully completable with the new Gesture Navigation, so please.

  52. nothing fire-avatar

    nothing fire

    2020-05-02T23:27:47.923Z

    Basic features unsupported. You seriously need to let me change the spacing between icons. My home screen looks ridiculous. Unless you plan to use the default settings on your phone, I would not recommend this app.

  53. Jerry Helffrich-avatar

    Jerry Helffrich

    2020-03-31T02:22:32.342Z

    Worked on my new pixel 3a xl out of the box. Then I got a system update and bam! Crashes every time I use it. Lucky I had another launcher installed.

  54. - Eli --avatar

    - Eli -

    2020-02-28T11:09:52.880Z

    Please allow us to hide the Google search bar at the bottom. It's very big and takes up a lot of real estate. I also think it looks ugly because it protrudes a lot. Not to mention that I have squeeze assistant, which is better.

  55. Braneo Labasan-avatar

    Braneo Labasan

    2020-02-04T09:03:06.430Z

    Im unsure whether or not my phone is being hacked and manipulated - via the synced gmail accounts i have with my phone and mobile computer - or if this app genuinely is as buggy as it is. Since the preparation of the december update and post month following , im pretty sure my phone has recieved far less notifications for very very important phone calls and has frequently crashed on me during cirtical times. The times my pixel does work tho, it works like a charm, wished it did more consistently

  56. Larry Nakatsu-avatar

    Larry Nakatsu

    2020-03-22T17:53:24.760Z

    Went belly up. Software malfunction. Had to download a different pixel launcher to bypass it. Won't let me uninstall so that I can at least try to reinstall. Frustrating.

  57. Tyler Uebele-avatar

    Tyler Uebele

    2019-12-01T03:35:45.300Z

    It works well, and I enjoy the Google Now/Discover integration, but forcing all the icons to be the same shape makes them harder to identify. I switched to another launcher specifically to let icons have their intended shapes.

  58. Anchovy Jackson-avatar

    Anchovy Jackson

    2019-12-05T11:52:22.347Z

    Discover feed is causing huge battery drain on my pixel 4xl. No matter which browser is set as default, the pages "stay alive" and end up at the top of my battery consumption list, usually taking up 20-35% of the battery used so far with only 1-4 minutes of actual use. Please fix.

  59. Bads Ganjm-avatar

    Bads Ganjm

    2019-12-10T06:48:47.454Z

    Since Android 10 update my pixel 3a is useless, this app keeps crashing, just like everything Google makes there is no continuity. The company needs to be broken up into smaller companies so they can focus. Trash app but go to. Apk mirror like guy under me said there is an update for it

  60. Godtheson Thomas-avatar

    Godtheson Thomas

    2020-03-19T00:15:54.130Z

    The best launcher I've ever experienced. There are rarely very minor hiccups but, still solid.

  61. Adeel Arif-avatar

    Adeel Arif

    2020-04-08T10:39:52.971Z

    Weather updates are disabled after the new updates. Please rectify the issue and add more features to it.

  62. Joseph Shenk-avatar

    Joseph Shenk

    2020-05-06T13:23:38.264Z

    Decent launcher, but as many have said already, I hate the search bar and that it is unremovable.

  63. Mark Gould-avatar

    Mark Gould

    2020-05-08T04:46:24.747Z

    I still prefer the pickerel launcher over the Microsoft package. Now don't take me wrong there was nothing wrong with the Microsoft product it's just my personal opinion

  64. Callum Wood-avatar

    Callum Wood

    2019-12-12T18:02:31.870Z

    Updated my pixel 3xl to the December patch, the included pixel launcher constantly crashes essentially soft bricking my phone. Even swapping to a different launcher wouldn't stop the constant popup. Only way to stop it was to force uninstall pixel launcher with a root app.

  65. Neftaly Cruz-avatar

    Neftaly Cruz

    2019-12-15T19:14:32.827Z

    Pixel launcher rendered my phone completely useless! You shouldn't have to search for and use a work around just to use your phone . There's no way for me to decline the update or revert back to a working version.

  66. Captain Binx-avatar

    Captain Binx

    2020-03-21T01:55:48.888Z

    Horrible search bar that CANNOT be removed. Even installing another launch the search bar comes back when selecting between open apps. So over Google.

  67. John Maynard-avatar

    John Maynard

    2020-03-27T03:59:12.624Z

    I forget what it does! But most of the Keep It Simple Google apps are great. Just not video, music and other annoying bloatware.

  68. Shazad Nasir-avatar

    Shazad Nasir

    2020-05-05T19:27:49.535Z

    New updates . Screen record, double tap to sleep and many other things missing

  69. Steven b-avatar

    Steven b

    2019-12-11T22:31:02.891Z

    Has been perfect up until this android update pixel 2xl and just a get a contrast barrage of "pixel launcher has crashed " lucky I thought to use voice commands to get me to here to try uninstall the pixel launcher updates ... Literally broke my bloody phone !!

  70. Dai Thach-avatar

    Dai Thach

    2020-02-17T23:15:37.141Z

    App Drawer is trash. Can't create folders, can't hide apps, can't organize, can't rearrange into pages. Just a huge list of apps.

  71. Scooby Doo-avatar

    Scooby Doo

    2020-02-27T19:13:14.454Z

    I'm sure it's just fine. I refuse to use it for one reason. I cannot remove the search bar. So I'll continue to use MS launcher on Google phone.

  72. Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury-avatar

    Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury

    2020-03-25T12:53:52.828Z

    outstanding performance , but need to added more customization a like icon pack , text style changing , charging animation that's all

  73. Steve B-avatar

    Steve B

    2019-11-22T10:16:41.746Z

    It's fine, but there is an unmovable widget that displays the weather. There is no point in making this unconfigurable. If I wanted a badly designed UI with no option to tweak it I would have got an iPhone.

  74. Keith C-avatar

    Keith C

    2019-12-04T03:14:50.258Z

    After the December Security Update on Pixel 2 XL, I could not use my phone as Pixel Launcher kept crashing over and over. Restart did not fix this. How did Google make this release public when it disables use of their own Pixel devices?

  75. Andrew Dresden-avatar

    Andrew Dresden

    2019-12-14T17:14:30.448Z

    I like it. I just wish that they'd add functionality for custom icon packs. All custom launchers do it, and the stock ones on many manufacturers are caught up with it, but Pixel Launcher remains oblivious to it.

  76. Steven O'Donnell-avatar

    Steven O'Donnell

    2019-12-13T20:12:31.690Z

    December update made my Pixel 3 XL unusable. Had to open app store from the settings and install a different launcher. I'll keep checking to see if it's fixed, but until then it's a poor experience.

  77. Cindy Guilford-avatar

    Cindy Guilford

    2020-01-14T14:30:53.937Z

    Love my new pixel but should be able to fully customize home screen. Cannot remove date/time at top or search bar at bottom. Waste of space. At least let me replace the search bar with Chrome.

  78. S D-avatar

    S D

    2020-05-17T02:02:15.480Z

    Simple, minimal, but sometimes unstable enough to crash.

  79. Angie Norris-avatar

    Angie Norris

    2019-12-18T23:14:53.464Z

    I found out how to fix the launcher without uninstalling the update; go into settings, go to apps, click on app info, go to pixel launcher, go into app permissions and allow the app to access storage and phone. Voila problem solved.

  80. Muhammad Usman-avatar

    Muhammad Usman

    2019-12-03T05:54:37.275Z

    It keeps on crashing after the latest patch of December 2019 and I'm really fed up from the app getting crashed again and again and now I have no other hope but to install another launcher from the play store.

  81. Sean Marvin-avatar

    Sean Marvin

    2019-12-05T05:47:42.401Z

    Most recent Pixel 3 XL security update causes crash cycle so bad I had to try uninstalling the launcher just to clear the warning box stuck in the middle of my screen "Pixel launcher not responding" Hopefully it still works enough to reinstall 🤷‍♀️

  82. Austin Bair-avatar

    Austin Bair

    2019-12-06T09:03:12.931Z

    December Update Broke Pixel Launcher! I am using a Pixel 2 XL 128GB Panda. Pixel launcher keeps stopping error. Had to work around by painstakingly installing NOVA, and Uninsalling Pixel Launcher via the Play Store. Now I can at least use my Pixel. ***DO NOT TAKE THE DECEMBER UPDATE***

  83. Caleb Rouleau-avatar

    Caleb Rouleau

    2019-12-08T19:00:30.747Z

    The option to remove the Google search bar from the home screen is now missing. I installed the far-inferior Microsoft Launcher instead because it provides the option to remove the search bar.

  84. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2018-11-08T20:46:10.292Z

    I don't use the Feed, and I keep all my apps on one page. This launcher does what I want it to for the most part on Pixel 1 & 2. But a few design choices should really be turned into widgets and customization options instead, most importantly the new *adaptive icons.* The calendar/weather bar at the top should have a clock too. If I'm gonna have a permanent, immovable widget on my home screen, I shouldn't have to fit another widget underneath it to make it complete. I like where the Search bar is at the bottom; it makes docked apps easier to click on. But the bar should still be optional for those who don't like it. The white circle (or other shape) background for apps is horrid! It's inconsistent: all apps, including default ones, seem to make arbitrary decisions on whether to use the white background. Even Play Store apps that already supported adaptive icon shapes in previous Android versions suddenly find themselves packed into a little white squircular prison. And it especially hurts those with **visual or object-recognition impairments** who rely on the shapes and silhouettes of icons to quickly identify them. Google already made all the Play apps the same triangle shape, and now we're gonna shove those little samey triangles into little samey circles and reduce their distinctiveness further?

  85. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2018-12-22T02:37:24.695Z

    I enjoy the app and it is the best Launcher for a Pixel phone but it needs more options for customization. I've used Nova Launcher and Microsoft Launcher but I keep coming back. It is just nicer to use on a Pixel phone than the others. There is no support for icon packs or change notification dot color/size. The app list offers no customization and can be annoying if you have a lot of apps. The Launcher also hasn't been updated in more than a year!

  86. Dany Jadot-avatar

    Dany Jadot

    2019-12-03T11:03:16.495Z

    The fact third-party launchers cannot support gesture navigation is making me mad. This is just insane. Was it so hard to keep them compatible? I'm probably not going to get a Pixel when my P3XL gets old, an iPhone will do the job.

  87. Roland Levesque-avatar

    Roland Levesque

    2020-01-28T20:28:59.571Z

    I'm being held hostage by the at a glance widget that you cannot delete or remove. It consistently has drastically wrong temperatures for my zip code so I cannot use or count on weather portion of the widget. Fix that and five stars

  88. Dan Brunwasser-avatar

    Dan Brunwasser

    2019-11-23T19:33:48.474Z

    The Google search app is awful. Please let me replace the search bar with the Chrome search widget. When I want to search for something, I just want it in a new tab.

  89. Michelle Huiras-avatar

    Michelle Huiras

    2020-02-21T16:43:27.360Z

    The biggest thing I hate about the pixel it keeps locking up or freezing if you will It's really annoying.

  90. Anthony Hudelson-avatar

    Anthony Hudelson

    2018-10-03T17:10:45.140Z

    The lack of customization is pretty sad. At least as the option to remove or move the Google search bar at the bottom. I'd much rather have it at the top, or even the Google search pill. I'd also like to see a remove the dock from the recent screen option.. For this being a Google application on a flagship good device, there's not alot of customization.

  91. Mike Loeffler-avatar

    Mike Loeffler

    2018-10-20T18:47:16.802Z

    It's difficult and unintuitive to get into the app drawer, I often end up in the multitasking menu instead. No way to move or remove the weather widget which is not as good as third party widgets and effectively wastes a whole row on your home screen. Search bar can't be moved or removed. I miss the days when Google offered customization instead of forcing you to do things one way.

  92. C Raign-avatar

    C Raign

    2019-10-27T01:52:57.874Z

    Need to fix the buggy weather app! The location constantly disappears and you must clear the cache and force close the app. Comes back but happens again and again. Constantly submit feedback for months about this, but here we are. It's like they don't listen. Also, this launcher needs the ability to remove the permanent search bar from the home screen. It's annoying and gets in the way. I mean, we already have the search bar in the app drawer.

  93. Noah Butts-avatar

    Noah Butts

    2019-12-26T05:29:21.390Z

    This app is a major pain. Keeps saying "Pixel Launcher Keeps Stopping" and will not stop. I've only had the phone a few hours. Nice job, Google.

  94. Dominic Ficarrotta-avatar

    Dominic Ficarrotta

    2020-01-04T01:51:37.333Z

    Text and color issues after update. Some font has a ridiculous thick outline around it now. And some apps won't let me change the color of text (ie Instagram and Spark Post)

  95. Martin-avatar

    Martin

    2018-10-21T21:19:29.595Z

    I like the launcher, how smooth it is on Android Pie with the new navigation. However, 2 important features for me are missing: 1) swipe (down) on the screen or around the bottom bar to pull notifications. Similar to how swipe up opens the app drawer. 2) when google feed is off, allow to add more screens to the left of the home screen. Not just to the right.

  96. Adam McAuliffe-avatar

    Adam McAuliffe

    2019-12-09T22:17:22.781Z

    Pixel 2 xl december security update causes the launcher to constantly crash, making the phone unusable. Must revert to button navigation to stop crashing. Please fix so we can use gesture navigation again!

  97. Chelsea-avatar

    Chelsea

    2019-12-30T12:44:05.683Z

    Just got the security update for my new Pixel 4 last night. Like many others, I now have the constant pop-up "Pixel Launcher keeps stopping"... Please fix this, Google. :(

  98. Richard Breese-avatar

    Richard Breese

    2019-12-09T15:08:27.283Z

    Crashing on Pixel 3a after Dec 2019 update. I haven't updated Launcer or sideloaded anything; turning off gestures makes no difference. This is known about for a week now - sure Google can issue a public comment

  99. J Zimmerman-avatar

    J Zimmerman

    2019-12-07T23:45:46.780Z

    I loved it but since I got the last update for the original Google pixel it stopped working and keeps sending annoying (pixel launcher stopped working) notifications even after I installed another launcher

  100. Zack Caliph-avatar

    Zack Caliph

    2020-04-16T10:33:05.627Z

    After update my launcher keep stop working. I can't use this phone as my daily driver if this launcher still problem. Fix this