Google Pixel launcher silently undergoes redesign and search bar makes a major return


There is a buzz in the market about upcoming Google Pixel 2 smartphone and the primary flagship Pixel’s home launcher has experienced new redesign.Google Pixel launcher silently undergoes redesign and search bar makes a major return

After the launch of Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones in October 2016, the smartphones have got their own Pixel launcher. Some customers have experienced that the pill-shaped launcher has replaced the initial Google search bar. Also, there are rumors about the release of Google Pixel 2 in this year.

Google search bar comes back

According to some reports, the Pixel launcher was initially featured as pill-shaped widget having “G” logo on the top left side of the screen. Also, on the top right side of the screen, the temperature and date were mentioned.

But, recently launcher has modified itself and it features traditional Google search bar. Also, the former pill-shaped widget is now seen as a white rectangular search bar, the temperature and date have vanished. Due to this, the search bar now utilizes the whole screen.

If you wish to use the traditional search bar which is more convenient, you can simply clear the data from the launcher app and your Pixel device will run on the new version. The company has silently undergone this change without any prior announcement.

Features of Google Pixel Phone

Google Pixel is the company’s first flagship phone powered by Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. This Pixel and Pixel XL phones have made its first appearance during an #MadeByGoogle event on Oct.4, 2016.

The Pixel phone have 50-inch AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 screen resolution, whereas Pixel XL features 5.4-inch AMOLED display, 1440 x 2560 screen resolution. Both the device have 2.5D corning Gorilla Glass 4. Also, the phones are available in 2 hues namely silver and black.

The Pixel and Pixel XL have 12.3 front and rear camera with IR and laser-based autofocus designed for selfie lovers. Both phones are based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor equipped with 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM.

These phones are the first to provide support for Google’s AI assistant, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft Cortana.