How to update the Google Pixel Launcher for Android 12 and Android 13 builds

Recently, Google officially released the Beta version of the operating system Android 13 Developer Preview. The first build is exclusively for developers but now Android enthusiasts can have a taste of the new firmware as well. Android 13, codenamed “Tiramisu”, makes use of Material You themes available for Android devices.

Pixel Launcher is the home screen app for the Pixel devices by Google and the newest update for the Pixel Launcher can be easily installed. Google has launched the new Pixel Launcher updates in the form of version 12 for Android 12 users and Pixel Launcher Tiramisu Beta for Android 13 Developer Preview users.

Key features of the new Google Pixel Launcher updates

  • Swipe right from the home screen and see personalized Google cards that show the news and personalized information
  • Swipe up on the bottom favorites row and find your apps from A-Z
  • Quick access to Google Search on the home screen
  • Long-press on apps to jump right into where you to go
  • App suggestions to bring the app you are looking for to the top of your list
  • New – The weather will appear at the top right corner for your current location
  • New – Circular folder presentation
  • New – Visual refresh the wallpaper picker
  • New – Shortcuts on long-press the supporting apps

Download and install the new Google Pixel launcher updates

How to update the Google Pixel Launcher for Android 12 and Android 13 builds

Download Google Pixel Launcher v12 – APK (11.69 MB)

Download Google Pixel Launcher Tiramisu Beta – APK (12.2 MB)

  • Open your Google Play Store or head over to one of the links mentioned above and download the compatible APK file
  • Access the apps pending update, it is likely that the Pixel Launcher is there
  • Update the app and you’re good to go
  • Restart the device and once your device is rebooted, you will be able to enjoy the newest version of Google Pixel Launcher
Aviral Sharma
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