Android 4.4 update for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 doesn’t have the Google Experience launcher

Android 4.4 Nexus 7

Google started rolling out the Android 4.4 update for the Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 tablets earlier yesterday with the cellular Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4 slated to get it soon. However, it appears that some of the Android 4.4 features we saw on the Nexus 5 are missing from this new update. A user over at Reddit is reporting that Google has left out the Google Experience launcher from the update. This is no surprise as it was initially claimed that Google will bring the Google Experience launcher only with the Nexus 5 to see how the users take it before it is made available to other Nexus devices. So this means that users won’t be able to swipe to the left of the homescreen to reach Google Now, while the number of homescreens is limited to five.

It’s not known yet if this feature will be missing on the LG Nexus 4, since it is the only smartphone in Google’s update cycle apart from the three Nexus tablets. But it’s fair to assume that Nexus users won’t get the complete Android 4.4 experience with the latest update. However, we cannot rule out future support for the Google Experience launcher on these devices.

Source: Reddit

Via: Talk Android