Google to discontinue Google Now Launcher soon

Some time ago Google, the company behind Android, introduced its very own app launcher among the many others already present with the name Google Now launcher. The launcher had no fancy features, just a basic app launcher with a Google Now pane integrated into it, hence the name Google Now launcher. But with the Google Pixel, and its own dedicated Pixel Launcher, Google currently has two launchers on the Playstore.

But if an email obtained by Android Police is to be believed, Google is planning on discontinuing the Google Now Launcher by the end of Q1 2017. Apart from the different ways to access the app drawer, both the Google Now launcher and the Pixel launcher are almost exactly same. The only difference being that the Pixel launcher is not compatible (officially) with anything that’s not a Google Pixel.
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Google testing a transparent subwidget for the Google Now launcher

Recently, we saw Google testing out multiple server-side UI changes to the Playstore Android app. Turns out Google is also testing another such feature or change whichever you call it. This time its a subwidget for the Google search bar in Google Now launcher. This mostlye transparent sbwidget appears under the Google search bar and shows relevant information that Google thinks you may need at that partivular moment. Continue reading “Google testing a transparent subwidget for the Google Now launcher”

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