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Download Android O Launcher APK – Pixel Launcher

Need the Android O launcher for your phone? You can now download Android O launcher APK file and sideload it on your Android device running Nougat. This launcher is exactly that runs on Google Pixel. The best part is, you do not need to have a patched up Pixel Launcher file in order to install and get it running on your phone.

Android O Launcher is extracted from the latest Android developer preview of the upcoming Android release later this year. Google Wallpaper and Google Now are fully supported with this launcher app, but to make Google Now work on your phone, you need to install this app as a system app. Google Pixel was the first phone to get this launcher that features a swipe up apps menu. The same feature can now be enjoyed on your other phone running Android Nougat.

Android O Launcher

In our tests, it works perfect on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge while adding an extra row on the screen. You can see that in action in the screenshot attached above.

UPDATE: Pixel Launcher from Android P Developer Preview is now available for download. You can get it from here: Download Android P Launcher APK.

Download Android O Launcher APK

The following is the APK file that you need to download on your phone / tablet to install Android O Launcher. Like we mentioned earlier, Google Now will only work if you install this APK as a system app. We will get to that later on, for now download the APK file and install it the easy way.

File: PixelLauncher-7.1.2–O-3952143.apk [Latest]
Size: 2.5MB

File: PixelLauncher-7.1.2–O-3743572.apk
Size: 2.3MB

NOTE: If the download fails for any reason, leave a comment below and we will upload the APK file to another mirror website.

RELATED: Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher APK for Android Devices.

After you download it, install it like any other APK. If you are installing this APK file for the very first time, you will have to allow “Install from Unknown Sources” option in Settings. Continue reading below on instructions on how to install an APK manually on your phone.

How to Install Android O Launcher APK

Android O

As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this launcher to work on your device.

Step 1 – Download Android O Launcher APK:

File: PixelLauncher-7.1.2–O-3952143.apk [Latest]
Size: 2.5MB

File: PixelLauncher-7.1.2–O-3743572.apk
Size: 2.3MB

Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.

Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, see link below on where to find this setting.

Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. You can open it by pressing your HOME button and then select the “Pixel Launcher” option.

That’s it! You can now set the Android O / Pixel Launcher as your default app and use it on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or any other phone running Android Nougat.

If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here: How to Install Android APK Files Manually.

How To Enable Google Now in Android O / Pixel Launcher

To get Google Now working on your phone, you need to install this app as a system app on your Android phone / tablet. How to do that? There are several ways to do it. Easiest method is to move the app APK directly to \system\apps directory with a rooted phone.

We have a detailed tutorial here that you might want to check out: How to Install App as System App on Android.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.