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The Google Search app just got a minor update, and amongst the changes are several new GEL features; a new "import from existing launchers" feature when first installed, and it now keeps the far right dock item on tablets. Its now also labeled as "Google Now Launcher" in the 'Home' tab in settings.
This all seems to be related to GEL on the Play Store, anyone agree?

The Google Now Launcher has officially launched in the play store, making my hypothesis correct. About time too! Anyways I think we should all thank the beta testers, you Nexus 5 users really did help!

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9th February 2014, 12:58 AM |#2  
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The Google Search app just got a minor update, and amongst the changes are several new GEL features; a new "import from existing launchers" feature when first installed, and it now keeps the far right dock item on tablets. Its now also labeled as "Google Now Launcher" in the 'Home' tab in settings.
This all seems to be related to GEL on the Play Store, anyone agree?

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I am sure it was mostly bug fixes and the things you listed above. Possible battery improvements aswell?
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I am sure it was mostly bug fixes and the things you listed above. Possible battery improvements aswell?

I haven't noticed any, but it seems to have brought a new bug, where pressing home when in the app drawer drops some FPS

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could you provide version number?
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could you provide version number?
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Of Google Search? I'm using an outdated GoogleHome.apk anyway; since it doesn't actually do anything other than direct all action to Google Now

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Yeah I don't see why nexus 5 owners would need an import feature if it's already the stock launcher, obviously coming soon to the play store

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GEL just hit the play store for GPes and Nexus devices

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Thanks for the heads up. It wasn't listed as an app that needed updating but I'm guessing because it was side loaded. And strangely, I couldn't find it in a search of the App Store, I had to locate another Google app and hit the "Also by..." button.

I'm not seeing any issues so far but I am tempted to uninstall it and reinstall from the Market just in case I have any Market link issues in the future.

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Thanks for the heads up. It wasn't listed as an app that needed updating but I'm guessing because it was side loaded. And strangely, I couldn't find it in a search of the App Store, I had to locate another Google app and hit the "Also by..." button.

I'm not seeing any issues so far but I am tempted to uninstall it and reinstall from the Market just in case I have any Market link issues in the future.

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