During the past couple of months, you might have seen and heard a lot of rumors and speculations about the upcoming Google Pixel device. Rest assured, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are just around the corner and will be unveiled soon on October 15, 2019. But we are not here today for anymore of those rumors. Through this post, you can download all Google Pixel 4 apps that have leaked out for your Android devices. These include the Google Pixel Launcher v10, Google Camera v7.0, Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers, and the official Google Pixel 4 Recorder app.
All Google Pixel 4 (XL) Apps Available for Android Devices
Most of these apps are the original APKs that were extracted directly from the Pixel 4, and were primarily leaked and shared by a site (Nextrift) to 9to5Google.com.
We already posted download links for the Google Pixel 4 camera app a few days ago. These could be installed on almost any Android device running Android 10 and Android 9 Pie (in some cases). On the other hand, the Pixel Wallpapers APK from the Pixel 4 couldn’t simply be installed on any device, and for the same reason, a Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers port is now available through XDA.
Below, we have created individual sections for each of these available Google Pixel 4 apps, which will include information about the new features offered by the app, any present bugs, and the download links.
1. Google Pixel 4 Launcher v10
The version 10 of the Pixel Launcher is already available for Google Pixel 3 (XL) and other Pixel devices running Android 10. Although the Pixel 4 Launcher app offers similar features and works almost the same.
However, there’s one new feature, small yet functional that accompanies the leaked launcher app. That is, now you can swipe down from any part of the home screen to pull down the Notification Panel. Which means, you would no more need to reach out to the top edge of the screen to view your notifications. It’s worth noting that there’s no individual option to enable or disable this feature in the launcher app’s settings menu.
Below is a short video by us, demonstrating the new swipe-down feature in action on a Pixel 3 XL running Android 10.
This new feature is already present in some popular third-party launcher apps like Nova Launcher. According to XDA, this feature was available for a brief period in Android 10 Beta, but was removed later. Probably because Google want to keep it exclusive to the Pixel 4 (at least for now).
2. Google Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers (Port)
The official Pixel Wallpapers app that comes built-in on Pixel 4 was also leaked out and it includes some very unique and interesting live wallpapers this time. However, the leaked Pixel Wallpapers 19 APK from the Pixel 4 couldn’t be directly installed on any device. But not to worry, XDA Recognized Developer Pranav Pandey has been able to port all the Google Pixel 4 (XL) Live Wallpapers for ARM 64-bit devices running Android 7.0 Nougat and above. He is the same person who previously ported the live wallpapers from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.
The new app includes several unique and interesting live wallpapers:
- Doodle: You might might recognize this wallpaper if you have seen the leaked pictures of the Google Pixel 4. According to this specific wallpaper’s description you can “Tap, drag, and fling! This wallpaper is yours to create“. Which means, you can tweak the elements shown on the live wallpaper as you wish. Once you select the wallpaper, you’d see a new “Customise” tab to help you do the same. So, you can now play with your phone’s home screen too!
- Compass: This is a second new addition to the “Come Alive” section of the wallpapers app. It lets you pick a specific location, and the compass will point right in that direction to show you the way. Quite playful and functional at the same time, wouldn’t you say?
- Sights from the sun: This new wallpaper is the third new addition to the “Come Alive” set. It allows you to see movements of all the planets and their moons in our solar system. Cool, right?
- Also, several new locations like Tarout Bay, Saudi Arabia, Mount Pilatus, Switzerland, Uluru, and Australia have also been added to the “Living Universe” section of the wallpapers app.
Something even more interesting about these live wallpapers is that turn into dark colors when the system-wide Dark theme is enabled on your device running Android 10. Technically, the app uses the WallpaperColors API that was introduced back with Android 8.1 Oreo. According to Pranav Pandey, the said API needed to be disabled in order for the Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers port to work on older Android devices.
So, the live wallpapers on any device running Android 9 Pie (excluding Samsung Galaxy devices running Android Pie devices with OneUI) or below will not adapt to the system-wide dark theme. The developer has stated that he will be releasing a separate APK of the port for that. So, keep your hopes up!
If you encounter any bugs or abnormal behavior with the Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers port, please visit the original XDA thread and report it accordingly.
3. Google Pixel 4 Camera App (Google Camera 7.0)
The Google Pixel series is well known for its impressive camera experience, and the upcoming Pixel 4 (XL) will be no less. The third in the list of leaked Google Pixel 4 apps is the updated version 7 of the Google Camera app and already shows us all the new features that will accompany. It brings some major changes to the app, these include the following.
- Completely revamped viewfinder interface:
- The viewfinder now has rounded corners that looks well on phones with screens that have rounded corners.
- Camera modes carousel is now placed below the shutter button.
- Front/rear camera switch icon has been redesigned too.
- The top bar is now removed and replaced with a swipe-down menu with a new icon to access the Google Camera app’s settings.
- Zoom and Exposure sliders now have a new design.
- Speed suggestions in the Time Lapse camera mode is now much more user-friendly.
- The camera viewfinder now defaults to “Full View” (16:9) mode and could manually be switched back to the traditional ‘Standard’ 4:3 ratio as well.
- The camera app’s main settings now have a few new options as well like “Camera coaching”, “Save selfies as previewed”, and “Camera photo resolution”.
- There’s also a new “Infinity” focus mode in Night Sight.
- New horizon level indicator while taking landscape photos to ensure that they are properly aligned horizontally.
According to a recent APK Insight performed by 9to5Google, the Pixel 4 Camera app will also carry some unique additional features. These include Audio Zoom, faster Night Sight, Motion Blur, Astrophotography, and more. These features are currently not available in the app itself and will most probably be delivered when Google releases the Pixel 4.
4. Google Pixel 4 Recorder App
The last in the list of Google Pixel 4 apps is official Google Recorder app, which is a voice-recording app. It was directly extracted from a Pixel 4 prototype unit and was leaked online like all others. Since the app targets Android 9 Pie (API level 27), we are convinced that it will be available on the Google Play Store as soon as the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are launched.
The app is pretty simple to use and has an equally plain user interface too. As soon as you tap the recording button, you shall see the audio levels on the screen, along with the pause button. You can either continue recording or save a the recorded audio with proper title. The saved recording are then listed on the apps main screen if you want to listen, rename, or share it.
It’s also worth noting that the app supports system-wide Dark Theme in Android 10. You can also manually switch the color theme by going to the app’s settings menu.
An XDA reader (tauio111) has also criticized that the Google Recorder app does not offer stereo audio recording and also doesn’t support high bit rates. And also recommends Sony’s audio recorder app that is much more functional. We suspect that since the Pixel 4 Recorder app was leaked out from a prototype unit, the final version could support the said features.
Not to forget, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be launched on October 15, 2019 during Google’s Hardware event, which isn’t far now. We are quite excited to see the latest Pixel series in all its glory, aren’t you? Share you opinions by commenting below.
So, these were all the Google Pixel 4 apps that you could download and install on your device. If you find that any other app has been leaked, please do share with us. We will make sure to enlist it among the rest of the apps above.