Google's Now Launcher updated with Material Design, takes the Lollipop look to every Android handset
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 14, 2015, 4:26 AM
The Search field that stays at the top of the Google Now launcher has turned white, as it went with the latest Android 5.0, and there are new animations. Other than those you won't be noticing much head-on visual changes. The Google Now section, however, has been updated with a panel that can be swiped in from the left, allowing you to change the launcher's settings, quickly move between accounts, and set reminders.
Still not as beautiful and functional as Xperia Launcher!
posted on Jan 14, 2015, 4:45 AM 4
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But much smoother than xperia launcher.
posted on Jan 14, 2015, 4:49 AM 9
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Got it, and I have to say I'm not a big fan of the new white background of the app drawer
posted on Jan 14, 2015, 5:39 AM 0
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I was a bit taken aback at first, but I think I prefer it now. The semi transparent black background of the previous version was clear enough to occasionally cause some confusion when I open the app drawer over some widgets, particularly the Google Calendar widget when taking up the full display and filled with various colored events. With the new one this isn't an issue. It was a small gripe, but it was one that's no longer an issue with the new launcher.
posted on Jan 14, 2015, 6:56 AM 1
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Still wish I could change the icon size, they too big on my Droid Ultra and takes up most of the space. If they fix that then I would be using it over the other launchers since it runs faster than them on my phones.
posted on Jan 14, 2015, 3:17 PM 0
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Still no Lollipop animation. That white background app drawer is useless without the Lollipop animation.
posted on Jan 14, 2015, 9:40 PM 0
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