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Android 11 Beta 1 rolled out early to some Pixel 4 users: Here’s what’s new

The first Android 11 Developer Preview was released back in February, followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4. Google was supposed to release the Android 11 Beta 1 on June 3rd, but because of reasons, the Beta Launch Show has been postponed indefinitely, along with the beta release. However, Android 11 Beta 1 still rolled...

Here’s everything new and hidden in Android 11 Developer Preview 4

Google had announced the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February, followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4. As per the original plan, Google was supposed to release the first Android 11 Beta at Google I/O, but the schedule has changed a lot because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Beta...

Pixel Launcher in Android 11 tests new actions in recent apps overview, hiding individual app suggestions, and auto-folder naming

Google's Pixel Launcher may not have as many features as third-party alternatives like Lawnchair, Nova Launcher, or Action Launcher, but its simplicity and clean design have earned it many fans. The launcher comes pre-installed on Google Pixel devices and only rarely receives updates. We generally see new features come to the launcher when Google releases...

Pixel Launcher from Android 11 hints at showing suggested apps on the home screen dock

The first Android 11 developer preview is now available for download. If you're a Google Pixel user, you can head on over to our guide to download the release for your device and then you can install the Android 11 developer preview with our guide for Pixel devices here. The first developer preview includes a...

How to get the Pixel Launcher with overview text and image selection on any rooted Android 10 device

When Google switched up the Overview screen in Android P, they introduced a new feature called "Smart Selection." Basically, switching the Pixel Launcher Overview to horizontal scrolling cards with high-resolution previews allowed OCR (optical character recognition) to work on them. You can literally select text and images from what is essentially a screenshot of the...

Pixel Launcher Editor is a root mod that lets you customize the launcher on the Pixel 4, 3a, and 3

Android fans love to get apps from Pixel phones on other devices. One of those apps that we see people try to port and replicate a lot is the Pixel Launcher. The Pixel Launcher is a lightweight launcher with some Google goodies, but it's not terribly customizable. That's where Pixel Launcher Editor comes in. Pixel Launcher...

GCA Launcher is an Android Go-friendly launcher inspired by Chrome OS and Pixel Launcher

When it comes to app launchers, Android users are absolutely spoilt for choice. OEM UX skins come with their own launchers, such as Google's Pixel Launcher, OnePlus Launcher, MIUI Launcher, POCO Launcher, and others; while we also have our favorites like Nova Launcher and Lawnchair from third-party developers. Most of these launchers aim at providing...

[Update: Removed from Release] Pixel Launcher in unreleased Android Q beta adds a swipe to pull down notifications gesture

In Android Q, the new gesture navigations will only work with pre-installed system launchers like Google's Pixel Launcher. For those of you who are fans of third-party launchers like Nova Launcher, Lawnchair, Action Launcher, or Hyperion, you may be disappointed to hear that Android's awesome new gesture controls won't work with your favorite launcher. Google's...

Digital Wellbeing update adds Pixel Launcher app timer integration on Android Q

Digital Wellbeing is a service from Google that gives the user tools so they can monitor and control their own application usage. Sometimes, just knowing that you spend 2-3 hours a day on a social networking app or a mobile game can really help you to focus on more important tasks. The feature has been...

Google’s At A Glance widget prepares to add reminder alerts and intelligent tips

Google's "At A Glance" widget is a useful widget that can be placed on the home screen, to show the date and current weather along with other info when needed. The widget was first available on Google Pixel devices through the Pixel Launcher, but it was subsequently made available for all Android devices through the...

Pixel Launcher in Android Q tests Digital Wellbeing integration to let you pause apps from the home screen

Google's Digital Wellbeing functionality was announced as part of Android Pie's beta in order to fight smartphone addiction. With Digital Wellbeing, you can see an overview of your app usage, number of times you have unlocked your device, number of notifications received, a detailed dashboard with data on a per-app basis, and more. You can...

Hidden Pixel Launcher settings reveal Google is testing better iPhone-style navigation gestures for Android Q

When Google first introduced gesture controls in Android Pie, many enthusiasts felt Google's implementation was half-baked. For example, you can only quick switch apps in a single direction, and the swipe up gesture to reveal the recent apps overview often results in the app drawer showing instead. Further, the transition animation between tasks doesn't feel...