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Google Pixel Launcher

Google Pixel Phone is a Smartphone made by Google, the design of this new Smartphone differs from the Nexus design because in the Nexus one we could observe the manufacturer’s logo on the back of the housing, now only see a “Made by Google ‘ not mentioned the manufacturer, in this case the Taiwanese HTC, perhaps to give greater touch of a manufacturing property in which Google has participated to a greater extent than with the Nexus line.

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Google Pixel XL has more compacts dimensions; the device weighs 168 grams and measures 154, 75, 7×8, 6mm. This high-end phone puts at stake a diagonal of 5.5 inches AMOLED display protected with Gorilla Glass 4 and all offering a QHD resolution (2560×1449) which ensures the highest resolution on the market. There are a lot of new and interesting features in Google Pixel that worth to mention.


Pixel Launcher


This Launcher is the exclusive launcher of Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL and to expedite the issue of updates and not have to launch an OTA the developers want to improve the launcher; Google published it in Google Play. However, it is only available for Pixel, the rest of Smartphones con not have this app.

Or maybe it is possible to install this in some not Google Pixel Phone, because you can download and install the apk making sure that if you have an earlier version, you should uninstall it because the signature is different from earlier versions. This application is compatible with any smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher inside. Almost everything is available, including access to application drawer sliding up or replacing the search bar a button, among other things.


Circular icons


The circular icons are not new; we have seen these for some time in various launchers, either from third parties or those manufacturers installed by default. But if you want to have icons like Google terminals only you need a launcher that allows packs of icons and access Google Play.

If you don’t want to download an apk from outside the Google Play Store to install Pixel Launcher, you can customize your smartphone in a very simple way with a pack of icons and keep active your favorite launcher. Fortunately, the vast majority of launchers allow customization of icons, both third and stock. The name of the application is “Pixel Icon Pack-Nougat Free UI”, it has more than 3,000 icons, so it should be compatible with almost any application you have installed.


Wallpapers Google Pixel


Another element of personalization usually adopted much in our phones are wallpapers, and the output of Google Pixel is not the exception. Luckily Google in this regard has done something very comfortable, and is to unite all wallpapers under a single application.

The name of the application is Wallpapers, and it is compatible with other phones. Once the application is installed you will see the wallpapers divided into five categories: Earth, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Life and textures.

You will find information about who took the picture, the place in Google Maps and the ability to explore (using the browser) for more information about that image.


Gestures to the fingerprint sensor


One of the most coveted things offered by Google Pixel XL during his presentation are the gestures to the fingerprint sensor, this function is to slide your finger up and down on the fingerprint sensor placed in the back of the Smartphone for the notification panel get displayed as something magic.

For now, this is a feature that is exclusive for Google Pixel Phones, although there are phones of other brands like Honor 8 which also include, but with some tricks you can have it on any Android smartphone that is updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and also you do not need to root the phone.


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