1. mkhilario's Avatar
    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.
    GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher-screenshot_2014-02-21-14-28-23.png
    GoogleNow Launcher perfect match to Nexus 5 Launcher-screenshot_2014-02-21-14-52-34.png
    02-21-2014 02:09 AM
  2. YAYTech's Avatar
    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.
    02-21-2014 11:21 AM
  3. mkhilario's Avatar
    I haven't found any flaws yet. No disappearing icons afaik.
    02-21-2014 11:16 PM
  4. boomboxcity's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    02-22-2014 04:16 AM
  5. spackmanstephen's Avatar
    I downloaded Google Now Launcher and am impressed with it. Still using Apex though.

    the big print giveth, the small print taketh
    02-22-2014 07:21 PM
  6. longsock123's Avatar
    But Google Search now takes up like 200 mb of ram... It's sad
    02-22-2014 11:33 PM
  7. ljredeye's Avatar
    I was thinking about this before using my Nexus 7 again. Good thing Google fixed that annoying missing icon bug.
    02-23-2014 11:31 AM

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