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    Default Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    hey guys does anyone using google now launcher on their galaxy s5?how was it?is it better than the touchwhiz?thanks!

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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    I'm currently using it... Had it running on my S4 a little while ago till I upgraded to the S5...

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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    Does the Google now launcher only work on Google play edition s5's? I can't find it on the play store when I look for it on my s5.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    I'm using it, just like on the Note 3 and Motorola X before this. Love that launcher.

    You won't find the compatible version in the store, you'll have to do a search.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    I got it working according to the thread on xda. Have you been able to get the OK Google hotword to work? My Google now won't launch when I use the hotword on the home screen.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    I've installed Google Now launcher only to get around the locked dock we have on our variant. Works well. I'm liking Google Now much better than S Voice. Dont really use any other features of launcher though. Am also using Cover lock screen replacement which is awesome.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    Besides being able to swipe to the left for Google Now -- what are the big perks of this launcher over touchwiz?
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    The Hotword works with my phone when using the Google Experience Launcher. I also much prefer google now to S voice.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    Just downloaded it a few moments ago. I'm liking it so far. It seems much smoother than touchwiz

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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by chr1sny View Post
    Does the Google now launcher only work on Google play edition s5's? I can't find it on the play store when I look for it on my s5.
    You have to install the APK (which is really easy to do). And nope, It doesn't only work on the Google Play edition S5. It works on a ton of other phones too.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    Besides being able to swipe to the left for Google Now -- what are the big perks of this launcher over touchwiz?
    It's not TouchWiz... shouldnt that be a big enough reason to use it???

    But seriously, its very smooth. I used it on my Moto X but I am rocking Nova right now on my s5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romel ando View Post
    hey guys does anyone using google now launcher on their galaxy s5?how was it?is it better than the touchwhiz?thanks!

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    side loaded to my S5. enable ultra power saving mode. works well, disable it and back to Google now launcher notice that the shortcuts and some page are gone.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    Can someone post a link to the apk file?
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    I use it and like it. The only thing I don't like is that my homescreen image is always spread out across multiple screens. Does anyone know how to make the homescreen image have the same dimensions as the lockscreen image?
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    Default Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    I've heard ALOT of issues among those who take advantage of Ultra Power Saving mode. As in when the user disables UPS mode and returns to mobile mode it reverts back to how it was day 1 and all app icons are removed from the home screen. How true is this?

    I'm one of those users who take advantage of the UPS mode, so that would be a pain for my use.
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    Exclamation Re: Anyone using Google Now launcher on S5?

    Just got my S5 today, installed now launcher and set it up with all my icons organised nicely.. tried UPS mode, disabled UPS and all of my icons are gone, even the bottom bar.

    Highly annoying.. G now is much better than Touchwiz imo, will just avoid UPS until there is a fix for this...

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