Pixel 3 XL hands on

  • The Google Pixel 3 launcher is now available as an APK.
  • You can install the latest Pixel launcher on any handset running Android Pie.
  • New features include forced adaptive icons and a new Assistant button in the Google widget.


The Google Pixel 3 has just been released and its new launcher, version v9-4902955, is now available. The APK can be picked up at APK Mirror (via Android Police), and you can install it on any handset running Android Pie.

The new Pixel Launcher comes with a handful of changes, though they’re mostly minor. You’ll find some small UI tweaks like more spacing between icons in the app menu, and adaptive icons applied to all apps as standard. You’ll also find easier access to the Google Assistant button, as it has been snuck onto the Google widget. 

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Meanwhile, if you’d like to check out our early impressions of Google’s new phone itself, read our Pixel 3 hands-on at the link.

Download and install the APK via the button below. You’ll need to allow installs from unknown sources in your settings.

Download Pixel launcher at APK Mirror