Soon you will not be able to get the pure Android look on your phone as Google is tipped to kill the Google Now Launcher. According to an email obtained by Android Police, from the Android team at Google Mobile Services (GMS), “Google Now Launcher will be unpublished from Google Play” in the first quarter of 2017.
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Google has updated the Google Now launcher with landscape support on phones, which is now back after it was tested in Marshmallow developer preview. You can enable the new feature by enabling the ‘Allow rotation’ option in the settings. Some on-screen elements like the persistent search bar will adjust to accommodate each layout and the items in the dock also rotate individually to stack along the right side of the screen. Continue reading “Google Now launcher updated with landscape support”
Google Now Launcher arrived along with the Google Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 (KitKat) so that you can directly access Google Now from the home screen. Back in February Google released the Google Now Launcher on Google Play for its Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running Android 4.4 (KitKat). Today Google has released the Google Now Launcher for all devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or higher. Even though you could side-load Google Now launcher APK on other devices before, the Google Play app would offer you instant updates. Continue reading “Google Now Launcher now available for all devices running Android 4.1 or higher”
ZTE has announced that it will pre-load Google Now Launchers on its smartphones running on Android 4.4. The ZTE Blade Vec 4G will be the first smartphone to get the launcher.
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Google Nexus 5, that was launched with Android 4.4 (KitKat) was the only to come with Google Now Launcher to directly access Google Now from the home screen. Earlier this month there were reports about the launcher coming too Google Play. We even saw APKs to side-load the launcher on other devices. Today, Google has released the Google Now Launcher on Google Play for its Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running Android 4.4 (KitKat). Continue reading “Google Now Launcher arrives on Google Play for Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running Android 4.4”
When Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat on their latest flagship Google Nexus 5, they showcased the then Google Experience launcher that was exclusive to Nexus 5. Google Experience launcher brought along the goodness of Google Now right into the homescreen. With Google Experience launcher, you were just a swipe away from accessing Google Now which provides contextual information cards.
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