This week, a site called Nextrift got their hands on a pre-release version of the Pixel 4 XL, likely from the same shop that was pawning off units to multiple Vietnamese YouTubers. There’s not much we can say about their hands-on posts since the two 2019 Pixel phones have leaked so much already. What’s notable about this leak, though, is that they were willing to share many more files from the device than just the new Google Camera app. In fact, they sent the new Google Recorder app, Pixel Launcher app, Pixel Themes, and Pixel Live Wallpapers app to 9to5Google. The part that I’m sure most of you were looking forward to the most—the new Pixel 4 live wallpapers—sadly don’t work by sideloading the new APK. However, that hasn’t stopped one developer on our forums.
An XDA Recognized Developer who ported the live wallpapers from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3. As soon as the new Pixel Live Wallpapers leaked from the Pixel 4 XL, he started to look into porting them for all of us to enjoy. While the original APK targets Android 10, the developer says his modified version should work on any 64-bit Android device running Android 7.0 Nougat or later. Here are screenshots showing off some previews of the new Pixel 4 Live Wallpapers: