General Google Experience Launcher

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  1. The_Chief

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    Anyone had the nerve to install and use this yet?

    I have the apks from the Phandroid article, but am hesitant to install since I have this thing just the way I want it now with Apex Launcher Pro.

    I'm tired of being the guinea pig :D
     

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  2. wyndslash

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    I did it on my note 2 and removed it right after lol. I don't like the huge icons and the home screen is on the right
     
  3. dontpanicbobby

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    I'm waiting for 4.4 then I'm going to become a gogglenaut. Everything Google all the time. G+. Hangouts, whatever they throw at me I'm going to use. Right now I just use Gmail and Maps.
     
  4. ocnbrze

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    its not bad....nothing to get all giddy about......not sure i like that you can't add more homescreens.....you only get three which one is dedicated to google now.....it seems pretty basic, not much as far as settings go.

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  5. KOLIO

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    Not missing anything, go with HOLO/APEX/NOVA launchers.

    I don't mind the ever present GOOGLE NOW page,but,the lack of customization on both desktop & app drawer is a no-go for this.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

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    yeah and now i have had a few fc's with google now on this launcher.

    hopefully when kitkat comes out they will improve on this and make it more customizable.

    and yes the icons are a bit big for me.
     
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  7. Dragoro

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    Hrmm I have 4 screens not including the google now screen.
     
  8. chimphappyhour

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    I installed it last night right before bed and made sure it worked but reverted back to the normal launcher before I went to sleep, just in case. I didn't have time to properly play with it and set up my screens. I also realized that in my usual groggy morning state, I should probably leave it on something familiar. :p

    It certainly looked cool but that might just be the "new-ness". I did just play with it now to see how many screens I had. There wasn't the usual settings page to add screens but if you drag an icon to the right edge, it'll move to the next page. (Out of the box, I had two screens plus the Now screen.) The screens it came with all have something on them. This is important from what I can tell. So dragging an icon to the right edge of the second screen caused another screen to be made so I could put that icon on it but it won't add yet another until you place something on that empty screen. Smart. So far, I got it up to six screen and haven't tried adding more because six is already excessive to me and I haven't tried seeing if I can delete screens yet.
     
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  9. Dragoro

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    Screen deletes itself once you remove all apps from that screen.
     
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  10. sjfwhite

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    Using it now after following the instructions at Phandroid. It works great and I like the simplicity of it. By the way, this is a Rogers SM-N900W8.
     
  11. chimphappyhour

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    Yup, found that out over lunch. I like that it just does this stuff without us having to physically add and delete screens. I think this is the kind of thing that might make me switch over permanently from the stock launcher.
     
  12. ocnbrze

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    Meh........nova launcher is so much better and customizable then this or touchwiz.
     
  13. zipred

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    Three cheers dontpanicbobby :D

    I'm eager to read about your experience as Googlenaut... something I must admit I've considered, but lacked the courage to do ... ha... ha...ha

    Keep us posted and all the best,
    Zipred
     
  14. hilker09

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    I love this launcher. Being able to start a Google search from any home page by simply saying "OK, Google," (or try "OK, Jarvis) is enough for buy in from me. I really like its simplicity.
     

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