New Google launcher is expected to be released and will be available in Nexus handsets from the second half of 2016. Android Police has already shared the screenshots of new launcher and stated that new launcher software is still in progress. The other sources also revealed that the new Google launcher will make its debut from the Nexus series of Marlin and Sailfish. People who are about buying LG Nexus handset, must wait for a while unless its handsets are available with new Google launcher.
The first changing feature is allowing you using the app drawer in different way, you just need to tap the arrow placed above the app icons and it gives you an access to app drawer, you can swipe down anywhere on screen to get the home screen back. You may also hit the back button for going back to home screen, whichever way you take easy.
Since, app drawer icon is no more and now you can have five static icons on the bottom of the screen to get instant access to frequently using apps. Secondly, once you tap the arrow to get the app drawer, there will be a search bar on its top to find any app with typing its name. In the new Google launcher, user will be searching its files in also a new way.
There are significant changes made with the widgets in terms of its positioning. A calendar widget is positioned on the top right of the screen and user can never move it somewhere else. There is a new icon designed for “Google Search” widget and icon contains the “G” Alphabetic on the left of the screen, this widget has got pull-tab design feature to appear. This widget shows the same Google search bar which appears on its official page. It shows that significant changes made with the Widgets part in new Google launcher. There is nothing revealed about what is the change in other widgets such as weather, Google Map, Clock and others.
The sources also revealed that in near future Android will introduce the “Android Assistant” feature on G pull-tab. You will only find these two widgets “Google Search Bar” and “Calendar” widget on the home screen. All these information are sourced by Android Police and they are confident about its authenticity. Please, updated with us about the new Google launcher and what other changes we can expect.