You can now install Android P Beta Launcher on smartphones running Android Oreo through this detailed tutorial. Google’s latest update to Android OS, code-named Android P, was just recently announced to the public as a Beta build. As more and more users try out the new beta version of Android P, developers have started extracting out features for older Android versions. In this post, we will detail how you can get the latest Android P Beta launcher working on your Android Oreo device.
With this guide, you should be able to download Android P Beta Launcher APK file and test it out for yourself. This launcher has been extracted from directly from the latest Beta build hence requiring no root access. Further, it is tested to work best on Android Oreo devices. If you don’t have an Android P Beta compliant device, this Android P Beta Launcher is the best way to play with some of the new features being introduced by Google. The overall look seems to be very similar to Android Oreo but there are some subtle changes.
In this latest Android P launcher, Google search bar has a translucent background. Further, to open app drawer, you just need to swipe up. All in all, the launcher is a refinement of the original Android Oreo one.
Download Android P Beta Launcher APK
You will find the Android P Beta Launcher APK file below that you will download on your phone or tablet for installation. To make Google Now work, you have to install this APK as system app but for now, just install the file like a normal APK file.
NOTE: If the download fails for any reason, leave a comment below and we will upload the APK file to another mirror website.
After the download, just install the APK file just like every APK file but if you have never install the APK file then you will have to allow “Install from Unknown Sources” option in Settings. Continue reading ahead to find the guide below on how to install the APK file on your Android device.
How to Install Android P Launcher APK
As we said above, you device should be running Android Nougat to make this Launcher work.
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.
You can now use the launcher as your primary launcher on any Android device that is running Android Nougat.
If you are still having trouble installing the APK file or the 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