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    Default Google now launcher moto x

    Hello AC formus
    So I installed the google now launcher on my moto x but I have 2 observations/dislikes: the icons are to big and the telephone icon its not the one from stock android(see picture below), am I missing something?
    Thanks, cheers from Peru

    Sent from my Moto x, my weapon of choice!
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    You know, I really wanted to like the Google Now launcher, but in its current state it is simply not good enough. It has zero configuration ability, and that alone keeps me from switching from Nova Prime. If you really want to stick with this launcher there are a couple of tools that can help you, one of which requires root access. If rooted you can install the Xposed Framework and use the GEL Settings mod to change, among other things, the size of the icons.

    Xposed GEL Mod link:
    [MOD][XPOSED] Xposed GEL Settings [V1.5.3] - xda-developers

    You can also install Icon Changer from the Play Store,which does not require root access and will allow you to change the icon of any app.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iconchanger.ad

    Hopefully this helps. Good luck.
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    Default Re: Google now launcher moto x

    Can the Google Launcher be installed from the Play Store? Or does the APK have to be used. Also, do you lose any of the awesome Moto X functionality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by machzk View Post
    Can the Google Launcher be installed from the Play Store? Or does the APK have to be used. Also, do you lose any of the awesome Moto X functionality?
    You can absolutely install it from the Play Store. Here's the link:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.launcher

    It's just a launcher, same as Nova, Go, Apex, etc. You won't lose any functionality of the Moto apps. I use Nova Prime and nothing is broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbarborka View Post
    You can absolutely install it from the Play Store. Here's the link:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.launcher

    It's just a launcher, same as Nova, Go, Apex, etc. You won't lose any functionality of the Moto apps. I use Nova Prime and nothing is broken.
    Thanks, I should be getting a MotoX tomorrow. Can't wait...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbarborka View Post
    You can absolutely install it from the Play Store. Here's the link:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.launcher

    It's just a launcher, same as Nova, Go, Apex, etc. You won't lose any functionality of the Moto apps. I use Nova Prime and nothing is broken.
    Can't install it from the Play Store on the moto x though.
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    Default Re: Google now launcher moto x

    Quote Originally Posted by jbarborka View Post
    You can absolutely install it from the Play Store. Here's the link:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.launcher

    It's just a launcher, same as Nova, Go, Apex, etc. You won't lose any functionality of the Moto apps. I use Nova Prime and nothing is broken.
    You can't install it from the Play Store onto a Moto X. It's Nexus and GPe only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    You can't install it from the Play Store onto a Moto X. It's Nexus and GPe only.
    That is true. I forgot I had installed it from an APK I keep in Google Drive.
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    Default Re: Google now launcher moto x

    Quote Originally Posted by jbarborka View Post
    You know, I really wanted to like the Google Now launcher, but in its current state it is simply not good enough. It has zero configuration ability, and that alone keeps me from switching from Nova Prime. If you really want to stick with this launcher there are a couple of tools that can help you, one of which requires root access. If rooted you can install the Xposed Framework and use the GEL Settings mod to change, among other things, the size of the icons.

    Xposed GEL Mod link:
    [MOD][XPOSED] Xposed GEL Settings [V1.5.3] - xda-developers

    You can also install Icon Changer from the Play Store,which does not require root access and will allow you to change the icon of any app.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iconchanger.ad

    Hopefully this helps. Good luck.
    Thank you very much!

    Sent from my Moto x, my weapon of choice!
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    Default Re: Google now launcher moto x

    As was pointed out by Ry and Gabbott, the GEL launcher is only available in the Play Store for Nexus and GPe devices. Here's a link to download the APK from my Google Drive folder:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5t...it?usp=sharing
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    Default Re: Google now launcher moto x

    I didnīt like how the GEL looked on my Moto X. I am running Nova now. I am quite content with that.
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