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Lawnchair Launcher v2 exits beta, brings latest Pixel-style home screen to any phone (APK Download)

Lawnchair Launcher v2 exits beta, brings latest Pixel-style home screen to any phone (APK Download)

Lawnchair Launcher is the go-to home screen replacement for many looking to duplicate the Pixel experience on other phones — once you get used to things like Google Discover and the "at a glance" widget, it can be hard to go back.  The updated V2 version has been around for a while in alpha and Play Store beta releases, though folks have been clamoring for and bothering the developers about a stable release on the Play Store for ages. That day is finally here: Version 2 is rolling out, and you can download it now.

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Lawnchair Launcher v2 beta arrives on Play Store with some of your favorite Pixel features

Lawnchair Launcher v2 beta arrives on Play Store with some of your favorite Pixel features

There are more than a few Pixel-style third-party launchers out there, but one of our favorites here at Android Police is Lawnchair. While it almost perfectly replicates all the base functionality you expect — including Google Discover integration, thanks to Lawnfeed — it also packs in some actually useful improvements, like a better At a Glance widget, extra gesture support, and more customization options. And after what seems like ages, the beta version of Lawnchair v2 is finally available on the Play Store, which means no more downloading almost daily alpha updates from APK Mirror (unless you really wanna).

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Lawnchair v2 alpha's 'At a Glance' widget expands beyond Pixel limits with more notification types

Lawnchair v2 alpha's 'At a Glance' widget expands beyond Pixel limits with more notification types

Google's Pixels don't precisely come with "stock" software, the company bundles in some Pixel-specific tweaks. Among those additions are the Pixel Launcher, which is most recognizable these days by its iconic "At a Glance" widget up at the top. Many third-party home screen replacements aim to mimic the clean design of the Pixel Launcher with their own version of that widget, and Lawnchair launcher just expanded the widget's functionality to work with a whole pile of new providers, with more on the way.

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Lawnchair Launcher, the Pixel-like homescreen replacement with Feed support, now on the Play Store

Lawnchair Launcher, the Pixel-like homescreen replacement with Feed support, now on the Play Store

Lawnchair is one of the newer names in the highly competitive Android launcher space. It's worth your attention, though, as it does have a few unique features. Visually, it's able to clone the appearance and general functionality of the Pixel Launcher, even down to including the slide-out Google Feed. It also supports icon packs, if that's your thing, and it's open source. Best of all, though, now it's available in the Play Store. 

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