Google may’ve just unveiled the Pixel 3 and 3 XL yesterday, but that isn’t stopping developers from already getting their hands on the software that makes the experience using a Pixel so exceptional. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the APK for the Pixel Launcher present on the Pixel 3 is already up for download.
Thanks to the work done by Android Police and the team at APK Mirror, the Pixel Launcher has been pulled from the Pixel 3 and converted into APK form. There aren’t very many tweaks made to the design of the launcher when compared to last year’s version, but something many users will notice is an Assistant button right in the Google search bar at the bottom of the screen. There are also some minor UI tweaks that make the launcher, overall, much more appealing to use.
I tried installing the launcher on an LG V35 running Android Oreo with no luck. That leads me to believe you probably need Android Pie in order for the APK to work. So long as your phone has it (or if you just want the launcher’s installation file anyway), you can download the Pixel Launcher from here.