1. LineKill's Avatar
    Google is working on updating the Pixel Launcher. The G pill has been removed and now a search bar has been placed below the icons in the dock.

    I think this looks quite weird, but I also think it is in a much more accessible location. What are your thoughts?

    Redesigned Pixel Launcher makes early appearance at Google I/O
    05-18-2017 08:23 AM
  2. aggie's Avatar
    do not like at all. Looks very cluttered in the dock area. I like the streamlined look of the launcher as it is now.
    vpblaze likes this.
    05-18-2017 08:33 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    My first thought is that cool, it's more accessible and then my second thought is that it's right next to the button we press for assistant... and since Assistant can search Google... makes me wonder why we have both.
    05-18-2017 08:37 AM
  4. sangs's Avatar
    Ewww. Just no. Looks horrible. Hopefully it'll be moveable/removeable?
    05-18-2017 08:45 AM
  5. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I agree, no thanks. I don't like the pill on the existing launcher, and this does remove it, but I like the search bar even less. Hope it can be removed. I hope what is suggested in the article comes to fruition, where upcoming events, etc. will be displayed with the date, or be optional. This is Android, we like our options haha (and yes I know you have the option of using a different launcher, but still...)
    05-18-2017 08:59 AM
  6. matty032's Avatar
    I vote for pill not bar. Bar sucks.
    vpblaze likes this.
    05-18-2017 02:38 PM
  7. Carraser23's Avatar
    I mean aesthetically having the search bar right where your hand is is nice but it does make the screen look cluttered.
    05-18-2017 05:33 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    I vote for neither since the home button is really already there and you can search from it.
    camaroz1985 and jamezr like this.
    05-18-2017 08:49 PM
  9. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I agree with him
    05-19-2017 12:14 PM
  10. LineKill's Avatar
    I vote for neither since the home button is really already there and you can search from it.
    I am going to have to agree with you on that Mr Aquilaツ
    05-20-2017 11:46 AM
  11. rxgadget's Avatar
    Same thing duplicated
    05-20-2017 02:49 PM
  12. JHBThree's Avatar
    They were also A/B testing a version with the search bar at the top, like it was in previous versions of android. It looks much better than either.
    05-20-2017 07:59 PM
  13. LineKill's Avatar
    They were also A/B testing a version with the search bar at the top, like it was in previous versions of android. It looks much better than either.
    The should just allow you to put it wherever you likeツ
    05-20-2017 08:06 PM
  14. Damu357's Avatar
    We don't know what the aspect ratio will be yet, until then I will hold my criticism
    05-20-2017 08:49 PM
  15. jamezr's Avatar
    I vote for neither since the home button is really already there and you can search from it.
    I agree......the home works just fine for search.
    05-22-2017 01:36 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I like it. I'm an oddball that likes the search without Assistant's help.

    For now, I tried disabling some GA permissions and not others.
    05-22-2017 12:35 PM
  17. camaroz1985's Avatar
    i can agree with that. I just don't like how this looks. I don't like the pill or the search bar.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-22-2017 01:23 PM
  18. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Just let me take back control of the top two rows of the home screen. I dont need the date up there.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-22-2017 05:54 PM

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