The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL are getting a garage skins update, but it’ll be more than that.
We’ve seen the skin lightening packs that Google is offering in the Google Store, and it looks like the same sort of features will be coming to other Pixel devices.
As it turns out, Google has a lot more to say about the new garage skin feature than just a handful of screenshots.
The company has shared a bunch of more details on the feature in a new blog post.
One of the features that’s new in the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 Max, and Pixel XL is that they’ll be able to install garage skins.
Google says that garage skins work with the Android app and will be able “provide additional features like notification LED, a dedicated settings icon, and customizations to your home screen.”
We’ve already seen a few of these garage skins installed in the Play Store, so it looks as though these are actually coming to the Pixel and Pixel Max.
These are a lot of features, and Google’s blog post notes that there will be “more garage skins coming in the future.”
Google says the new features will roll out to Pixel 2s and Pixel 3s in the coming weeks, but there will also be an option to disable garage skins on the Pixel, Pixel Max, Pixel XL, and other devices that don’t support Android Marshmallow.
Google also says that the new skins will be available for free to all Pixel owners in the US and Canada.
We’ll update this article as more information becomes available.
We don’t yet know when these garage skin features will arrive for the Pixel 3 or Pixel 2.
The Google Play Store will only let you install the features, so we can only assume that Google will also provide instructions to install them on other devices, too.
The Android Marsh, the Android Nougat, and the Android 8.0 Oreo update are all available for Pixel owners to download now.
The Pixel and other Pixel 2 owners can still install the Google Play store garage skins to install Google’s own Pixel Launcher app, which is available on all Pixel devices now.