Download and Try Out the Pixel 2's Custom Launcher and Camera App

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The Google Pixel 2 launcher brings many changes with it. This forced the company to take this feature seriously and apply the advancement on its Pixel smartphone range where the camera quality has significantly improved.

Ever since it came to light that the free/unlimited original-quality photos and videos storage for Pixel 2 owners has a time limitation (the deal ends 2020), some of those with original Pixels have been wondering if there's any similar limit for their devices. Although the user can activate motion photos on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL by downloading the 5.0 version. We speculated that this feature would go live in Android 8.1, but the devices expected to launch with this expected maintenance release-the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL-launched with the current SDK version 26 (Android 8.0). If not, Google Duo will connect your video call to anyone with the app installed.

The app captures the moments beautifully with the help of Google's HDR technology.


In case you didn't know, battery level reporting is when your phone will display a battery indicator next to your Bluetooth symbol in the status bar to let you know how much charge your device has left.

The only new area in the launcher settings is the At A Glace widget.

The new app has changed the placement of the top tool bar which included shortcuts for flash, auto focus, HDR+ and other features. There is also a slightly different animation when expanding folders.


It's not quite as seamless as Now Playing, but it should do the trick if you're jealous of the future Pixel 2 owners.

We haven't tested the steps above, and XDA says that some developers have found that it still results in uploaded photos and videos counting against their Google Drive storage.


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