Here is new Android P Launcher APK for download, extracted from the first developer preview of Android P. This is an updated Pixel Launcher for the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. For those interested, this launcher carries the version number Pixel Launcher P-4623511. The only change we have noticed so far is a light white background behind the bottom icons row. And inside the Google Search bar, there is a mic icon on the right side. When you tap on that mic button, it opens up the Google Assistant. This shows Google will be adding in more ways to access Assistant from your phone with the launch of Android P. Other than this change, everything seems to be just as same as the Pixel Launcher on Android 8.1. If you happen to be on Android 8.1 Oreo on your phone, you can install this launcher just like any other Android APK.
You can download Android P Launcher APK from the download link given below. This APK comes from Android P Developer Preview 1 which is now available for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones. The previous Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have been officially dropped out of the Google family of phones, but you can still get a taste of Android 9.0 / Android P by installing this Android P Launcher on the phone. For those interested, we also have the Android P Wallpapers and Android P Ringtones that you can install on your phones.
UPDATE: You can now download Android Q Launcher / Pixel Launcher – APK now available!
In our tests, this Android P Launcher works perfect on the Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 running Android 8.1 Oreo. You can see the Pixel Launcher in action in the screenshots attached above and below.
Download Android P Launcher APK
The following is the APK file that you need to download on your phone / tablet to install Android P 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.
NOTE: If the download fails for any reason, leave a comment below and we will upload the APK file to another mirror website.
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 P Launcher APK
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this launcher to work on your device.
Step 1 – Download Android P Launcher APK:
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 P / 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 P / 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.