Rootless Pixel Launcher v2.1

Android developer and Redditor, AmirZ, has released Rootles Pixel Launcher 2.1, bringing a taste of Oreo to the masses who don’t own a “Pure Google” device. Here’s a full list of the latest features and fixes the new update entails.

Pixel Launcher features added to Launcher3

  • QSB with transparent rectangle, Google Pill and Date/Weather
  • Different colors of notification dots
  • Filter Google Wallpapers and Voice Search from the apps list
  • Use Google Wallpapers to select a wallpaper when available
  • Device profiles, margins, icon counts
  • Disabled partner customization like Motorola’s 4 column
  • Google Now feed on the left of the normal workspace
  • Google Calendar app icon with the date

Additions on top of the Pixel Launcher basics

  • On popular request for the Nougat version: Pull down for notifications
  • Oreo theme backported to older OS versions with Pixel Blue accent
  • Notification dots backported to Marshmallow
  • Automatically prompts for notification access so you won’t have to dig through settings menus
  • Fix Android 8 checks so Nexus devices can use all new features
  • Show icon shapes on Android 8 without developer settings enabled
  • Pressing the date widget opens the default calendar app
  • Keyboard properly closes when returning to the home screen from any app
  • Symmetrical hotseat
  • Filter Google Now Launcher from the apps list
  • Pinch to overview
  • Samsung Secure Folder compatibility
  • Backport of circle icons

I’m really digging the new notification setup. The blue dots are subtle, and it’s super cool to be able to see notifications by long-pressing the app icon. I haven’t had a lot of time to mess around with it yet, but I’ll throw up a quick video overview of Pixel Launcher 2.1 with all its Oreo awesomeness in the near future.

Download Rootless Pixel Launcher v2.1

If you’d like to give this one a try for yourself, there’s a link below for your downloading pleasure. Just remember to enable app installations from unknown sources in your security settings, first.

Download Link

Via: Reddit