Google Now Launcher Arrives On Google Play Store, Limited Availability

Google Now Launcher Arrives On Google Play Store, Limited Availability
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Android: When the Nexus 5 first came out, there were whispers that its new launcher would arrive on all devices. While you could sideload it yourself, there wasn’t a simple option to download it from Google and get updates. Until now.

Today, Google officially released the Google Now Launcher to the Play Store. This launcher has new, bigger icons, a Google Now screen directly to the left of your home screen, and a cleaner app drawer. You can also say “Ok, Google” while on the home screen to trigger voice commands.

Unfortunately, the app only seems to be available for a limited number of devices right now. If you have a recent Nexus or Google Play Edition device, you’re in, but everyone else has to wait. Given that Australia hasn’t seen any official Google Play Edition devices, it’s not a very long list. Still, that’s a few more phones than were officially supported before. Hopefully, it’s only a matter of time before more devices get on the list. Hit the link to see if it happens to be available for your device.

Google Now Launcher [Google Play Store via Android Police]


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