Google Android 8.0, now moved to AOSP, is around the corner for Nexus and Pixel devices. While some users are yet to receive the official OTA, they can manually flash the final Android O image on their Pixel and Nexus devices. However, there is still nothing to worry. Even you can get the Oreo Android Launcher for your phone, with some easy and simple steps.
For Android smartphones and tablets from other manufacturers, the road to Oreo update might look like it’s slightly long. However, some enthusiastic developers have always wanted to bring Pixel features to regular Android devices.
Deletescape, along with another developer who calls himself Amir Z, have come up with an Android launcher that will mimic the features of Android’s 8.0 Oreo. The duo is also known to have ported the Pixel launcher for other devices in the past. However, the best part about their Android launcher? Their APK doesn’t require to be rooted, making them the best android launcher for 2017.
Moving along similar lines as they had done in the past, they have released their the next version called Rootless Pixel Launcher 2.1 which is based on the newest Oreo or Pixel launcher. In terms of look and feel, it isn’t much different from the Nougat Launcher.
How to download the Android launcher for Oreo?
All excited about the new android launcher for Oreo? The feeling is definitely mutual. Now you must be itching to find out how you can get the Oreo android launcher for yourself. Not to worry, we’re here to guide you through it.
If you want to download the Oreo/Pixel launcher, all you need to do is go to Amir z’s GitHub page and download the APK “Launcher3 ”.
In order to install the android launcher, what you have to do is follow the instructions: go to Settings > Security and enable the “Unkown sources” option on your phone.
You can set Launcher3 as default and use it as the regular Launcher on your phone. Also, the prompt to enable Notification access will show up after you finish the installation.
However, in the event that you want to remove this oreo android launcher from your smartphone, you can simply head over to Apps section in Android Settings and uninstall launcher3.