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Can’t get the Google Now launcher for your phone or tablet?

Currently on Nexus 5 and opened to a few models more, you can get the Google Now (Android 4.4 KitKat) launcher for your phone too! Just follow our simple instructions and you should be enjoying the new launcher in a few minutes.

Before you get the Google Now launcher

Are you reading this post on your Android device where you wish to install the Google Now launcher? If not, you should. It makes the process of downloading and installing the app that much smoother for you.

Launch your Android device web browser and navigate to

Then tap the Search icon on the top-left and search for google now launcher to find this post.

clinton goveas mobile blog search

Once you have the post open on the device you should proceed to the next step.

Get the latest Google Search app

The Google Now launcher relies on the Google Search app. Check to see if you have the latest version in case you have turned off automatic updates on your Android device. The version number should either match the one below, or be a higher version number.

google search version

If your device has the latest version, then proceed to the next step.

Download the Launcher app

Launch your device’s web browser and click the link below to download the app installer APK file:!aAFQEIZQ!XzrkTVLjn5k_3DlGTmbZyqNNRRnTYqF-0JJaX8TKsWU

Save the APK on any device storage location and proceed to the next step.

Sideloading the Launcher app

Make sure you have allowed installing from unknown sources in your device’s Security settings.

android security settings

Next launch the APK you just downloaded and select Install on the screen.

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google now launcher first launch

Thats all there is to it. Enjoy your new launcher!


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