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    Default GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher

    Just a heads-up for those who want their Nex 7 to match their Nex 5, the GoogleNow launcher will do just that.

    I like running the stock kitkat launcher in my Nex 5 and wanted to update my 7 to same, especially to get the swipe left for GoogleNow function and also because it was weird to have the new oversize icons on my phone and tiny ones on my tablet. Translucent top and bottom bars and you can use "Ok Google" command from the home screens just like on the 5.

    I found a good noob tutorial written for a Galaxy S3 but it works fine for Nex 7:
    How to Get the New Google Now Launcher on Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung GS3 softModder
    How to Get the New Google Now Launcher on Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung GS3 softModder

    *Screenshots showing left swipe to GoogleNow in mid-swipe, and app drawer.
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    Nexus 5 32GB (unrooted)
    Nexus 7 32GB wifi 2012 (unrooted)
    Moto E dual sim (unrooted)
    Chromecast
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    Default Re: GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher

    Have they fixed the issues on the Nexus 7? I was using this launcher a while back, and was losing icons. Otherwise I liked it, and would like to go back to using it.
    Tablets: 2nd gen Nexus 7 32gb, 1st gen Nexus 7 16gb
    Phone: Droid MAXX
    Retired: OG Droid, Droid RAZR (RIP), Galaxy Nexus (backup phone)
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    Default Re: GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher

    I haven't found any flaws yet. No disappearing icons afaik.
    Nexus 5 32GB (unrooted)
    Nexus 7 32GB wifi 2012 (unrooted)
    Moto E dual sim (unrooted)
    Chromecast
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    Default Re: GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher

    Thanks for this, love the translucency of this launcher. As for the icons disappearing I haven't had that issue so maybe they did fix it.

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    Default Re: GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher

    I downloaded Google Now Launcher and am impressed with it. Still using Apex though.

    the big print giveth, the small print taketh
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    Default Re: GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher

    But Google Search now takes up like 200 mb of ram... It's sad
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    Default Re: GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher

    I was thinking about this before using my Nexus 7 again. Good thing Google fixed that annoying missing icon bug.

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