Google has a history of taking components of its very own build of Android offered for everybody, and when the Google Now Launcher made a look on the latest Nexus 5 smartphone every person began wishing that it would certainly make the leap to the Play Store earlier rather compared to later on. Today, that’s exactly what has occurred. Regrettably though, it’s not very offered for every person.
Now up on the Play Store for download, the Google Now Launcher is just in fact offered for any individual with either a Nexus gadget or among the Google Play Edition handsets that are ending up being so popular amongst lovers. That means that if you’re loading a Samsung Galaxy S4 and even thinking of getting among the brand-new gadgets announced at Mobile World Congress this week, after that you’re out of luck.
If you do have one of the tools that could run the brand-new Google Now Launcher though, after that you’re in for a treat. All the features of the Nexus 5 model are here, consisting of the ability to share ‘‘ OKAY Google’ from any kind of house screen to begin an interaction or to swipe throughout the home display to obtain to Google Now. Weather, travel and all the various other cards provided by Google Now are recently a a flick of a screen away.
Other improvements include faster browsing, less complicated access to various other Google apps but the see-through navigation and condition bars didn’t make the cut by chance. We actually wish it did though, it’s a waste of screen actual estate.
Clearly the Google Now Launcher is readily available completely free – – this is Google after all – – and while it’s an embarassment that its accessibility is limited it’s still wonderful to see it burst out of the Nexus 5 no matter. Hopefully the restriction is a brief lived one, also if the launcher winds up merely being readily available to anybody running KitKat. We could but really hope!
Of program, we believe that the Google Play Edition mobile phones are possibly the very best alternative available anyway, however till they become a lot more conveniently available in retail streams they’re constantly visiting be on the periphery of the smartphone buying globe.
(Download: Google Now Launcher for Android on the Play Store)