Google Experience Launcher is getting a makeover and a new name: Google Now Launcher.
Now, I haven’t installed the GNL launcher on my Nexus 5 (obviously, since the concept’s ported from Nexus 5), but I did update Search. I’ve seen a couple of small changes — such as fonts on Google Now cards — so it’ll be fun to see further changes.
I did install the update on my old HTC Droid DNA and ASUS Transformer tablet, and the launcher’s pretty awesome. I still need to play around with
The new launcher looks and feels exactly like my Nexus 5, plus it adds the “OK Google” command to the home screen.
The GNL is smooth, incorporating all of the great features of Nexus 5.
Installing the launcher is easy:
- Download and install GoogleHome.apk
- Download and install the latest update for Google Search
- Set the Google Now Launcher as your new launcher
- Walk through the setup.
Nova Launcher fans probably won’t be too excited because there aren’t many customization options. But, if you’re interested in making your device feel more Nexus, GNL will do it.
Source: Droid Life