The Google Now Launcher (formerly known as Google Experience Launcher) is widely popular among users of Nexus and GPE devices. However, it is now being hinted that Google could soon open this app for other devices as well, especially the ones that come with OEM skins. According to a new revelation, the HTC One M8, the One Mini 2, the Desire 816, the LG G3 as well as the Huawei Ascend P7 have been added to the list along with Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. Google hasn’t confirmed this yet, but it seems like the compatibility is already present.
On the flip side, it is likely that Google has opened support only in a few regions at the moment to test it out, so it is possible that some of you will not find the app to be compatible yet. The Play Store listing still mentions that the app is only compatible with GPE and Nexus devices. Of course, there are other ways to use the launcher if the Play Store doesn’t officially support it. But having Google’s official support means that users will be able to enjoy the latest update and changes to the UI if any.
Update: Google has issued an update to the Google Now Launcher app on the Play Store, bringing compatibility to all devices running Android 4.1 and above. So regardless of the device you have, the Google Now Launcher should work on your smartphone or tablet as long as you’re running Android 4.1+.
Source: Google Play Store
Via: Android Beat