Washington: Google following Samsung’s footstep launched “Google Nexus 5 experiene ” app for other Nexus devices.
Today Google is bringing its Google Now-infused Android launcher to more devices. Anyone with a Nexus device or Google Play edition smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat can now install Google’s launcher, which puts Google Now just a swipe away on your home screen. It also lets users say “OK Google” to activate the feature but again, this only works when you’re on the home screen. Since it’s currently limited to Nexus and GPe hardware, other changes are relatively minor.
But Google Now Launcher does bring some handy user interface additions like a new wallpaper chooser and larger app icons to more devices; previously these were only found on the Nexus 5.
If Google were to release its launcher on a wider scale, it would enable users to replace a major element of the cluttered software that often ships on devices from companies like Samsung, HTC, and Sony.