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October 22, 2018

Are you sticking with the Pixel 3’s default launcher?

by John_A

Even in 2018, third-party launchers are still mighty popular.

If you picked up a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you’ve likely been getting familiar with the launcher that comes pre-installed on it out of the box. Just like the Pixel and Pixel 2 series before them, this year’s phones ship with the latest version of Google’s Pixel Launcher.


The Pixel Launcher is one of the smoothest launchers around and offers easy access to the Google Discover page, a persistent Search bar at the bottom, and the super helpful At A Glance widget. For all the things the Pixel Launcher gets right, however, it’s definitely not the best choice for people that want access to the most customization options possible.

When asked if they were sticking with the Pixel Launcher on the Pixel 3, this is how the AC forum community responded:

10-20-2018 10:59 PM

i am. Used to only use Nova, but since the Pixel Launcher changed all icons to the same now. They are all uniformed. i am sticking with Pixel Launcher for now.


10-20-2018 11:29 PM

Nova Prime for me as well. Can’t give up all that customization.


10-21-2018 12:36 AM

I like the stock launcher. I actually use the search bar a lot. I would like the option to move it though. The stock launcher is fast for me so no complaints here. I do like Nova though but I plan on sticking with stock for now.


10-21-2018 11:48 AM

I switch between Nova and action launcher. Both are awesome in slightly different ways.


What about you? Are you using the Pixel 3’s default launcher?

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