Get the Pixel Smartphone look on Any Android Smartphone with these Tips

by Karthik Iyer 1

Google launched the Pixel and the Pixel XL smartphones last year, and they are one of the best Android smartphones out there which you can buy. One of the most important aspects of the phone is its software. It is software of the phone which makes it as popular as it is today. Yes, indeed the hardware is also quite promising like the camera, display, SoC, etc. however, the way the software feels in day-to-day usage is simply amazing, and hence easily the software takes the cake for the best part about this phone. However, all this Pixel goodness comes for a price and both Pixel, and the Pixel XL will set you back upwards of 50,000 INR depending on which version you’re going for.

But on the positive side, since this is Android, it is quite easy to make your own version of Android look and feel like the one on the Pixel. And if you are wondering as to how you can make your Android look and feel like Pixel, there are a set of apps that you need to install and tweak them. In this tutorial today, this is exactly what we are about to show you so be sure to follow the steps given below for the same.

Pixel Launcher

This is currently one of the most popular home screen launcher apps which are available for Android right now. This was launched soon after the Pixel smartphones became official and ever since then, this has become one of the mandatory installation on every new smartphone. And let’s not waste any more time discussing about it straight away get to the installation –

Steps to install Pixel Launcher

  1. The very first step is to install the app. You can download the Pixel Launcher here.
  2. Once the installation is done, tap on your home button of the device to launch this app and select this particular launcher as your default launcher.
  3. With that done, your setup for the Pixel launcher should be done and you are good to go now.

Live Wallpaper

The live wallpapers which you get on the Google Pixel smartphones are pretty much what makes home screen look a lot better. These live wallpapers are unique, and Google specifically made them to for the new Pixel smartphone. Hence, getting these Live wallpapers on your smartphone in an essential part of making your device look like a Pixel smartphone.

We have written a detailed article on how to get these live wallpapers on any Android smartphone and you should check it out and make sure you are installing this particular app.

How to get Google Pixel’s New ‘Live Earth’ Wallpapers on any Android Device

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar on the Google’s pixel smartphones is very different then what we have on any other smartphones out there. Although the shapes pretty much remain the same for the back, home and menu button, the overall look of the buttons are really unique and different and hence getting it right on other smartphones is very important.

  1. In order to get the Pixel like navigation button on your smartphone, you need to install an app called the ‘Pixbar’ which will essentially put a pixel like looking navigation bar on your Android smartphone.
  2. Do make a note that this app is paid on the Google Play Store, however, it is very inexpensive, and it is totally worth spending on it.
  3. Pixbar
    Pixbar
    Developer: dunrite
    Price: $0.99
  4. Once the app is installed, you can simply open the app and customize it according to your needs and make it look like a Pixel smartphone.

If you followed all the steps given above and installed all the apps mentioned above, then your device should pretty much look like a Pixel smartphone at this point. However, there are a couple of other things which you can do as well which will further enhance your experience and make it look more closer to a Pixel smartphone.

Enabling night Mode

Google Pixel smartphones come with Night Mode by default and if you have ever used it before then you already know how comfortable it is. While this feature is not available by default on all smartphones, you can easily an app for this as well and make it look the same. You can install and app called ‘Twilight’ for this and use it a secondary app to enable night mode on your device. Again, once installed, adjust the settings according to your requirements to make it look exactly how you want it. The download link for the app is given below –

Twilight
Twilight
Developer: Urbandroid Team
Price: Free

Now if you have done all the necessary tweaking, then you should have a smartphone which pretty much looks and feel like the launcher on the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL. If you have any queries, then be sure to let us know by commenting on the comment section down below and also be sure to stay tuned for more tutorials like this on PhoneRadar.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Vishal Giri

    cool!!