pixel launcher

We recently heard a strong rumor that Google will be ditching their Nexus branding with this year’s line of pure-as-you-can-get Android devices in favor of Pixel, so it’s no surprise to learn that the Nexus Launcher will be getting a new name as well. This popular and newly rebranded launcher is also now available for your own perusal, thanks to ROM developer LlabTooFeR.

On the surface, there doesn’t appear to be anything particularly different about Pixel Launcher. As far as we can tell, the only thing that’s been changed is the name and version number. Oh yeah, and the Calendar icon is dynamic, meaning that it accurately depicts which day of the month it is without accessing the app. If you’re looking for any sleek new features or UI redesigns, you won’t find any of that here. It’s literally the most recent version of the Nexus Launcher with a new name.

Nevertheless, if you’re looking to stay abreast of all the latest naming conventions that Google is applying to its variety of products and services, then we’ve got the download ready for you. Click right here to grab the .apk and you can find the wallpaper picker over here.

If you don’t want to bother with two download links, you can also find them zipped together right here.

What do you think of Google rebranding their Nexus products as Pixel? Is this a savvy branding move or a step in the wrong direction? Will you miss Nexus? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!