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Android 12 DP2 Hidden Features Changelog: New Search widget, Taskbar, and more!

Google released the second Developer Preview of Android 12 earlier today, and it includes several new features that should excite users. First of all, there are new picture-and-picture gestures as we first reported last month. Developers can now easily apply a blur effect to the background, plus there are improvements to notification visibility for better...

Android 12 might add support for iOS-esque widget stacks

Widgets have been around on Android since... well, forever, since it was basically one of Android's very first features. And iOS was constantly scorned for lacking support for widgets until iOS 14 came around, and that was just last year. But iOS widgets work a tad bit differently than how Android widgets work. In iOS,...

Customize the Pixel Launcher on the Google Pixel 5 with Pixel Launcher Editor [Root]

The Pixel Launcher Editor is a combination of a Magisk module and Substratum theme that lets Pixel users build their own custom theme for the stock launcher on their devices. The mod was created by XDA Senior Member eg1122, and it's already available for the Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, Pixel 4/4 XL, and...

Download: Pixel Launcher from the Google Pixel 5 adds grid size options

After months of leaks and teasers, Google finally unveiled the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G late last month. As with all previous Pixel devices, Google's latest flagship comes with a bunch of cool new software features. But some of these features are limited to the Pixel 5, and they may or may not...

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...