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Get Google Pixel features on any phone with Rootless Pixel Launcher v3
The Rootless Pixel Launcher 3.0 app has been launched, bringing the Google flagship experience to any Android handset—without root requirements. Developer Amir Zaidi (AmirZ) detailed the new version of the app in a Reddit post yesterday (via Droid Life), and it includes a wealth of features.
The latest version is based on Android 8.1 Oreo on the Google Pixel 2, but it’s tuned to the specific Android version (Lollipop upwards) that you have on your phone. Among the included features are the Google Feed, app shortcuts, notification dots, and automatic theme changing based on the wallpaper.
The developer has also tossed in some improvements of their own into the launcher, like icon pack support, installed app suggestions based on what you’ve previously clicked, and the ability to open and close notifications from anywhere on the home screen.