Google to stop supporting Nexus and Pixel devices

Guillermo Lane
June 13, 2017

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren't wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a "foundational release".

Google Pixel XL phone is displayed at the new Google pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood on October 20, 2016, in New York City.

It's important to note with this launcher that it is not officially from Google by any means, so install at your own risk.

If the report turns out to be accurate, we should see two instead of three phones this year. He says those creators would need to rename their launcher with the same package name as the Pixel Launcher in order for this feature to work, but that would also keep those launchers from being published in the Google Play Store. This year, the company will be bringing the next generation of the Pixel family and the phones are being speculated to come in two screen sizes, like the current ones. Based on the information that was available on Muskie, Ruddock believes the upcoming smartphone would have succeeded the Pixel XL. This suggests that the new Pixel XL 2 might be larger than the one Google had previously earmarked for release. The smaller variant named "Walleye" is expected to have the same 5-inch display just like its prdecessor. There is another Google phone, probably under the Pixel branding itself, called taimen but there isn't much information about the device. The launcher doesn't require root, simply the ability to sideload an APK and that you don't already have the standard Pixel Launcher installed.

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