You can now download the latest Android Go Pixel Launcher APK for phones that come with low RAM. We have already covered the complete set of Pixel launchers before such as the one taken from Android P and the completely re-worked Pixel launcher (version 3). However, with this guide we have a new version that has been taken directly from Android Go — version of Android dedicated for phones with less RAM. The good thing here is, the new Go Pixel Launcher has been made compatible to work with older Android devices and this can prove quite beneficial for them.
We have a fast download link given for Android Go Pixel Launcher from which you can download immediately. AmirZ, the main developer behind Pixel Launcher, released this revision alongside the main release. As stated earlier, the Android Go Pixel Launcher is dedicated towards providing a similar experience to the full release but while using less RAM. In tests, it has been seen that the launcher is quite light on memory and in some cases you receive a data saving of 75MB or more which might seem less on a 4GB smartphone but then again, it is not meant for that. To achieve this, Pixel Go Launcher disables some features such as Notification dots, widget support and folders.
We have used this launcher on a variety of devices — screenshots have been taken from Samsung Galaxy S7 — and the compatibility is phenomenal. If you have a recent Android version installed, most likely it will be to run this light Pixel Go launcher.
Download Android Go Pixel Launcher APK
The following is the APK file that you need to download on your phone / tablet to install Android Pixel Go 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 Go Pixel Launcher APK
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this launcher to work on your device.
Step 1 – Download Android Pixel Go 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 Pixel Go 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 Go 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.