1. user_of_a_phone's Avatar

    So I have a brand new Galaxy S4 Mini after years of iPhone use so I'm a little new to the android platform, so this may be a dumb question, but I haven't been able to find a solution online.

    I've been playing with different launchers, and I've been able to get several third party ones working fine. I decided I'd check out the Google Now launcher cause Google Now's pretty cool...

    Here's my issue:
    After installing the app and clicking on it, it asks me to clear the defaults for the launchers. So I do. Then I click on the app again and I get the "Complete action using..." launcher selector popup. But Google Now isn't listed as one of the possible launchers. Right now, I'm just getting the TouchWiz stock options and a third party launcher (Nova, if it makes a difference).

    Am I doing something wrong in the launcher selection process? Or are there some system requirements for using Google Now that I'm unaware of?

    12-28-2014 11:13 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Well ...

    I installed it, and it tells me that I need a newer version of Google Search and allows me to install that. Then it still tells me that I need a newer version of Google Search. And it doesn't show up in the choice of launchers.

    I think the "system requirements" are that you run it on the phone they developed it on and failed to test it on other phones. IOW, it's a big bust. I'm back to Nova now. Nothing in Google Now that looks even interesting, let alone better than Nova.

    Edit: I got it working. (My error - I kept opening Google Search, not updating it.) Not worth the effort, IMO. Aviate was better, and that lasted 5 minutes before I uninstalled it.
    12-28-2014 12:15 PM
  3. Niclas Johnson's Avatar
    just encountered this myself...
    noted that Google app wants to update the Google Play services...
    wondering if that is the cause for the launcher not showing up...
    09-28-2015 02:13 PM

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