The latest Nexus devices have Google Now Launcher as its unique feature. Now this is has been released for all other Android phones running Android 4.1 or later. Google Now adds a permanent home screen just a slide away, which holds cards with information related to your Weather, Recent search, Movie Showtimes, Work/Home transit updates, Shipping tracking and lot more.
Below are some screens of Google Now launcher, from Android PlayStore.
The launcher, gives a transparent theme to App Launcher and a much clear grid view then previous Default launchers. Google Now also provides you with Hotword Detection feature for ‘OK Google’, which allows to call Google Now and search of perform available actions.
Google Now Features:
- Google Now on your home screen – it’s easier than ever to get just the right information at just the right time.
- Just say “Ok Google” – when you’re on your home screen, just say “Ok Google” to trigger voice input. Then say your search query. Or tell your phone what to do, like send a text message, get directions, or play a song.
- Faster search – tap the search box and you can enter your query immediately.
- Easy access to your favorite Google products and services, like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
- Larger viewing area – the status and navigation bars are now translucent, so your wallpaper pops from every pixel, and is even visible when you expand your apps drawer (when supported by device).
- Intuitive wallpaper picker – select any image that’s stored on your device, or in the cloud. Position and preview your wallpaper before you set it.
Some features are unavailable in some areas.