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  1. CarbonOak's Avatar
    With the phone now officially in people's hands, let's see your Homescreen setup, especially those who use launchers. I enjoy taking a look at how others set up their phone. Good for ideas.

    Here's mine, pretty stock and clean. Those middle three folders are organized from left to right as Tools, Comms, and Media. I used to rock a clock and weather widget, but seeing how that's already handled, I'll keep it without it. On an extra screen, I have a full month calendar and a few more folders for not-as-necessary apps.

    Pixel 2 / 2 XL - Let's see your setup on your Home Screen(s)!-screenshot_20171018-231454.jpg
    10-19-2017 02:27 AM
  2. dsalazar86's Avatar
    do you keep the center empty to watch your wallpaper? seems like a waste of space I always fill up the whole screen. don't get me wrong I love the new love wallpapers but I'm a utilitarian first I need to be produce first and entertained second
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    10-19-2017 02:36 AM
  3. CarbonOak's Avatar
    do you keep the center empty to watch your wallpaper? seems like a waste of space I always fill up the whole screen. don't get me wrong I love the new love wallpapers but I'm a utilitarian first I need to be produce first and entertained second
    Pretty much. I don't use many apps so I've always had the center open for landscapes. And with the Live Wallpaper now (the balloons move across screen and the scene can rotate), it adds a bit of cool interest too.
    xzell likes this.
    10-19-2017 02:43 AM
  4. dsalazar86's Avatar
    That's cool. I'm getting mine Monday although it says on my Google now card it'll be here Friday can't wait to get it and set it up. How many apps do you usually download
    10-19-2017 02:45 AM
  5. CarbonOak's Avatar
    About 10-15 ish, most of which are on an occasional as-needed basis, hence why I don't need quick access to them, plus a few games when I need to kill time.
    10-19-2017 02:57 AM
  6. Pixelfan56's Avatar
    So you use Google messages over Textra? I've always used Textra, love to hear what you like about the stock messenger
    10-19-2017 07:14 AM
  7. prakash99's Avatar
    Here is mine. Nothing fancy.
    10-19-2017 07:52 AM
  8. prakash99's Avatar
    So you use Google messages over Textra? I've always used Textra, love to hear what you like about the stock messenger
    I use stock messenger too. I don't need anything fancy. Gets the job done and I am cool with that.
    xzell and still1 like this.
    10-19-2017 07:53 AM
  9. YahyaRivero's Avatar
    wow. I'm extremely late. Since people started receiving their phones? Mine doesn't say until end of November. Pre-ordered minutes after the announcement/Google Event.
    10-19-2017 08:16 AM
  10. enderhexfyre's Avatar
    I use stock messenger too. I don't need anything fancy. Gets the job done and I am cool with that.
    I love Android messages my only complaint is the inability to switch to a dark theme.
    10-19-2017 09:27 AM
  11. prakash99's Avatar
    I love Android messages my only complaint is the inability to switch to a dark theme.
    I am a simpleton when it comes to messaging. I never themed any messengers. I have never figured out how to properly use snapchat.
    10-19-2017 09:31 AM
  12. CarbonOak's Avatar
    So you use Google messages over Textra? I've always used Textra, love to hear what you like about the stock messenger
    Actually, when I had my 6P before this phone, I did use Textra for a few months because there was a bug with Android Messages that I would occasionally not receive text messages from others. The time I did use Textra it was great though. It felt fast and smooth and I liked the dark option.

    I'm not using it now because I generally prefer stock, assuming that the Messages bug has been fixed. But I'll see; I might go back over since I did enjoy it.
    10-19-2017 09:39 AM
  13. Pixelfan56's Avatar
    I have Textra setup as completely black to take advantage of the OLED and no impact on battery with black
    I never even looked at the stock, maybe I should have
    10-19-2017 09:45 AM
  14. prakash99's Avatar
    I did try Textra a few years ago. It was feature-rich, I was overwhelmed and went back to stock messaging app. I did use another third party texting app, I forgot what it was. I used that one longer than I used Textra. After all this Textra talk here, I am tempted to give it another shot.
    10-19-2017 09:48 AM
  15. nelamvr6's Avatar
    One of the biggest advantages of a dark theme is that with an OLED display power consumption is greatly reduced.

    But with the big batteries and more efficient circuitry in the Pixel 2s it's not nearly as important to me as it once was.
    prakash99, aximtreo and Jonneh like this.
    10-19-2017 10:00 AM
  16. enderhexfyre's Avatar
    I am a simpleton when it comes to messaging. I never themed any messengers. I have never figured out how to properly use snapchat.
    I always use dark them not only does it seem easier on the eyes but it's better for battery.
    prakash99 and matty032 like this.
    10-19-2017 02:21 PM
  17. still1's Avatar
    So you use Google messages over Textra? I've always used Textra, love to hear what you like about the stock messenger
    I like Android messages and it works fine. but i wish google had made some tweaks in android messages.
    1. It would be awesome if allo was integrated to android messages instead of a separate app. that way we could have read receipt, message over voip for allo enabled users
    2. would love to sms from desktop which again is a feature of allo. (those 2 should have been the one app)
    10-19-2017 02:54 PM
  18. scgf's Avatar
    This is my Pixel 2 homescreen using Nova launcher. As you can see I prefer larger icons! I also like to fill the screen since my phone isn't a digital picture frame . . .

    Pixel 2 / 2 XL - Let's see your setup on your Home Screen(s)!-screenshot_20171019-202656.jpg
    prakash99, DMP89145 and aximtreo like this.
    10-19-2017 03:31 PM
  19. Chex313's Avatar
    Pixel 2 XL/Nova Home screen...
    Attached Thumbnails Pixel 2 / 2 XL - Let's see your setup on your Home Screen(s)!-screenshot_20171019-222149.jpg  
    DMP89145 likes this.
    10-19-2017 10:30 PM
  20. AustinIllini's Avatar
    New (ish) to Android
    sulla1965, DMP89145 and CarbonOak like this.
    10-19-2017 10:34 PM
  21. klau25's Avatar
    Here's mine.
    Attached Thumbnails Pixel 2 / 2 XL - Let's see your setup on your Home Screen(s)!-179.jpg  
    DMP89145 likes this.
    10-19-2017 11:33 PM
  22. enderhexfyre's Avatar
    Mine
    DMP89145, sulla1965 and CarbonOak like this.
    10-19-2017 11:38 PM
  23. aximtreo's Avatar
    I have used Message +; the one found on Verizon's bloatware. Its simple and easy to use.
    10-20-2017 12:51 AM
  24. kansasandroid1's Avatar

    Keeping it stock, clean, and simple to start
    DMP89145, Mrdouglas and aximtreo like this.
    10-20-2017 01:54 AM
  25. KillerQ's Avatar
    So you use Google messages over Textra? I've always used Textra, love to hear what you like about the stock messenger
    I was always a fan of Handcent
    10-20-2017 08:37 AM
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