Download New Google Nexus Launcher APK


The APK comes courtesy of Antonio Luciano on Google+. The new Google Nexus launcher APK is now available for download. I’ve installed it and it’s the real deal, complete with the new slide-up app drawer and Google ‘button’ for quick search and access to Google Now.

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Simply enable Unknown Sources in your Security settings, install the APK, hit home and choose Nexus Launcher. When you long press there’s a settings menu that includes a ‘Show Google app when swiping left’ option as well as options for screen rotation and app suggestions at the top of the app drawer. There’s a new widget picker too but the rumored Calendar shortcut when tapping the date up top isn’t working for me. Others have noted force closes when trying to select a new wallpaper, but flashing the zip via TWRP fixes that problem. Flashing the zip will also enable the swipe right for Google Now action.