Very good and one of the major draws to owning a pixel device. However, it seems so fundamentally flawed that one can't even add screens to the left of the home page. Yes, you can have the Discover feed there, but it's unhelpful and feels like ckickbait articles. I'd much rather have Google Now style cards specific to me, or the ability to add my own screen with widgets. Google Now cards were one of my favorite android features and I feel as though android has stagnated or even declined since.
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Good but not enough. More customizations would be helpful, like swipe up/down quick action on home screen icons, a much larger home screen grid (!!), and I really really wish there folders in the app drawer. I can't live with just a gigantic list of apps and I don't want to search for everything all the time. If I could organize my apps in the app drawer instead of keeping folders on the home screen (taking up what precious space I have), that would go a long way towards making it better.
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There is no way to remove the Google search bar or even move it out if the way so you don't constantly tap it while using the phone one-handed. There is no way to group apps into folders in the app drawer and there is no way to manually sort apps in the app drawer. The rest of the launcher is lovely but I am very particular about clutter on my main screens and get very annoyed when my muscle memory for accessing apps gets reset. This is enough for me to not use this launcher..
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