Transform Your Old Android Phone Into a Pixel 2 "Look" With This App
When the Pixel 2 first launched, there was no shortage of unofficial apps designed to brings Google’s best new software to other Android phones. The only issue was that you had to cobble together a bunch of smaller tweaks or root your phone to get the full Pixel 2 experience on older hardware. Now there’s finally a root-free solution that offers all the best features in one package.
The Rootless Pixel Launcher 3.0 is available for any device running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up. Beyond the usual Pixel 2 perks, it also includes some of the enhancements Android modders have come to expect from other launchers, along with a few extra improvements from the app’s creator, Amir Zaidi.
One of the biggest reasons to install the launcher is At a Glance, a special Pixel 2 widget that shows your next calendar event on your home screen at all time right next to the weather. Pressing down on the center of an app icon will also launch a pop-up menu with shortcuts and notifications. The download even comes with special icon designs, including a calendar icon that changes with the date.
Note: It is a sideload install and not available in the Play Store.