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Nexus Launcher becomes Pixel Launcher

Pixel Launcher now available, formerly known as Nexus Launcher
Pixel Launcher
Since Pixel handsets running Nexus Launcher would not seem right, Google has also decided to rename this app to Pixel Launcher.

Although Google still has to unveil the first Pixel handsets, it looks like everything is settled - the Nexus brand is as good as dead. Nexus Launcher has just become Pixel Launcher, and those interested can grab it already and take it for a spin, thanks to ROM developer LlabTooFeR. 

The first Pixel Launcher version is almost the same as the last Nexus Launcher iteration available, but it carries a different version number and a few minor changes. For example, the Calendar icon is now dynamic. However, the UI does not come with any noticeable changes overall.

In the end, it looks like Google will simply move forward with Pixel and will drop all Nexus-related products. For now, nothing is official yet, but the debut of the Pixel smartphone family is expected to take place in early October. We will probably hear more about them in the meantime, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-13 (Update: 2016-09-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.