Doesn't work, needs update and fixed! This is nothing like the pixel launcher I would download from XDA. You would think Google's official release would work. But if I swipe left, no Google now screen like it should be. I've done everything under the sun to fix it and it's the app! Tried uninstalling and re installing, clearing storage, cache and data, making sure the setting was enabled of course but nothing works... Please fix and will change rating, and would love a setting to change the background in the app drawer to be clear or black.
I love this freaking launcher and google pixel.. Its smooth and no lag.. but it is missing features.. I would like to see Google to implement some basic features for instances 1. able to hide apps 2. private photos like samsung offers 3. Volume shortcut in the notification top menu 4. charging sound 5. skin softening for the camera and so on...
I am not disappointed with what it has in offerings now. But I would like to plead the developing team to add these features in next update. 1) App hiding facility which even Microsoft's Arrow is offering. 2) Transparency in the app drawer which can be added as a customizable feature with the existing appearance. 3) I'm not able to see the weather widget still. Maybe my country has not yet received the feature yet. But certainly would like to hear from the people behind the scenes.
Missing so much on non pixel phones I have used the launcher and all it's glory on a phone pretending to be a pixel and its fantastic, beautiful animations everywhere. When I am not disguised as a pixel I can't swipe from the left to open the my google now cards, clicking on the search button has no animation. Why are you punishing us for not buying your phone Google, why?
🤔 OK on my Pixel... Blazing fast, simple and buttery smooth. Love the Google Now to the left.. BUT I like all my icons to be in clean visual unison. I don't like having some circles while others are completely shaped like who knows what. If it could mask other icons nicely into circles if you wanted to, or could use my own icon packs like Balx or Merus and hide apps I don't want showing in the drawer (ie, Cam Scanner Key), have a dark mode option for the app drawer/ folders, be able to remove the top widget if I want, I'd be all over this. Nova Launcher does the Pixel Launcher much better.
It obviously looks and works great on the pixel XL, and i understand wanting a paired down, streamlined UI experience, but a few more configuration options would be nice. Being able to change the grid size of the screens, some customization options for the clock and weather widget (is it even a widget?) like transparency and font colors. Also, for the love of GOD why do only 3rd party launchers allow unread counts on app icons?!?!?! That is the only thing i actually miss about the iPhone.
As of October 2016:
• The weather appears in the top right corner for your current location
• Visual refresh of wallpaper picker
• New circular folder presentation
• Shortcuts on long-press of supporting apps