The Pixel Launcher has landed! Leaked builds of the Nexus Launcher have been floating around for a few weeks now, but we can all now get a taste for Google’s new Pixel Launcher thanks to @LlabTooFeR. While most launchers can be installed with a single apk file, but the Pixel Launcher is coupled with a Wallpaper Picker apk which is required if you don’t want the Pixel Launcher to crash every time you choose to change your wallpaper.
The functionality of the Pixel Launcher isn’t any different than what we’ve seen on the Nexus Launcher, but the name change does correspond with the rumors that Google’s upcoming phones will be launched under the Pixel brand instead of the Nexus brand. Since we’ve still three weeks out from the rumored October 4 launch date of the Pixel and Pixel XL, it’s safe to say that this is not the final build of the Pixel Launcher. We have a feeling that there will be a few more features built into the launcher once it is officially unveiled on Google’s new flagship smartphones.