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Google Experience Launcher
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:12:27 PM »
As some of you will know, the Nexus 5 has a new style launcher.

The new style Launcher brings transparent Statusbar and Navbar, right swipe for Google Now and heavier Google Now integration. It also offers a new app draw icon, page indicators, larger icons, new long press editing options, the widgets tab in the app draw has gone, (we're back to long pressing the  homescreen to add widgets) and Google Now always listening (only whilst in Home screen or Google Now).

This is new style Launcher is known as the Google Experience Launcher (GEL) but unfortunately and disappointingly for some the KitKat update didn't bring the Google Experience Launcher to us Nexus 7 owners.

However, all is not lost. There is a big Google Now update coming very soon, in fact some of you may have already received this update to version and this update includes many of the Nexus 5's GEL features.
Now to get this you'll still need the Launcher but below are download links to the Google Now update and the Launcher. Simply sideload both applications. This will update your Google Now and install a new Launcher. Once installed for Android 4.4 users navigate to the new Home option under Device and select the new Launcher and then press Home. For non 4.4 users and this will work on all 4.1+ devices, simply go to Applications, find your existing Launcher and remove the defaults, press home and select the new launcher (blue circle with home button).

Google Now version

Launcher version


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« Last Edit: November 14, 2013, 02:48:34 PM by JayJ »

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