The Nexus 5’s Google Now Launcher arrives as a standalone app for Nexus and Play edition devices

The Nexus 5’s Google Now Launcher arrives as a standalone app for Nexus and Play edition devices

Google has released the Google Now Launcher found on the Nexus 5 as a standalone app in Google Play, offering “Ok Google” hotword voice searches and a quick swipe to view contextual cards.

Other Android users have been jealous of the Nexus 5’s special Google Now features for some time, so today’s release should make a lot of people happy. It’s not for everyone, though, as the new app is only available for Nexus and Google Play edition devices.

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Intrepid users have been sideloading the Google Experience Launcher onto supported devices, but now Google is officially bringing it to other Android flagships.

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