[APP] Google Now Launcher & Search from Android M

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Quinny899

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In a surprise twist, the Google Now Launcher has an update in M!

The drawer now is arranged alphabetically (as always), but has letter separation on phones
It also has a row of what appear to be recently used apps on the top.
On top of that there's a search to filter apps.

The widgets picker has also been revamped, it now scrolls vertically & horizontally (vertically for different apps, horizontally for apps with many widgets)

Screenshots:
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KbjQA32.png


Installation:
You need root for this
Download this zip
Extract it
Copy the libs to /system/lib
chmod them to 644 (rw-r--r--)
Install the APK
Reboot for good measure
 

alexnaoumi

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Works great on the s6!

---------- Post added at 05:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:21 PM ----------

For some reason it won't let me set OK Google anywhere. Keeps saying it can't use the microphone and that I need to reboot
 

bejunk

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Moto X 2013 running CarbonROM LP 5.1.1r3 and hotwords do not work for me.
Hotkey does not work, and I have also used the updated play services which make Gmail crash. Nice to see the future tho!!!
ok thanks! im just asking because mine not work too. i think we need some additional libs maybe (or other files) on L dev preview it was working after someone find out which files are all required.... i looked into the M lib folder & copied some but it didnt bring hotword back (only in the laucnher) (
 

miguelrivas

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In a surprise twist, the Google Now Launcher has an update in M!

The drawer now is arranged alphabetically (as always), but has letter separation on phones
It also has a row of what appear to be recently used apps on the top.
On top of that there's a search to filter apps.

The widgets picker has also been revamped, it now scrolls vertically & horizontally (vertically for different apps, horizontally for apps with many widgets)

Screenshots:
TadcXpk.png
2NGyriy.png
mIKuw3w.png
KbjQA32.png


Installation:
You need root for this
Download this zip
Extract it
Copy the libs to /system/lib
chmod them to 644 (rw-r--r--)
Install the APK
Reboot for good measure

Excellent keyboard, can you tell me what is, please?
Thank you.
 

Mardon

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Yeah that was exactly what I was thinking, I bet in the next few weeks someone will find the exact libs like in the "L" preview :)
@bejunk

Velvet

  • libcronet.so
  • libgoogle_speech_jni.so
  • libgoogle_speech_micro_jni.so
located in system/lib folder on M-preview

libvcdecoder_jni.so is no more inside velvet apk lib folder since last playstore versions
 
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jer_ying_fd

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Anyone encounter some stutters whenever pressing home button? Not sure if I did something wrong or just some incompatibility with 5.1.1. Swiping is fine though, smoother than before.
 

Pomcik

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Don't work for me (OnePlus One) :( Maybe I do something wrong ?
Downloaded zip, copied those 3 files to system/lib folder, installed Velvet.apk, rebooted. Nothing changed
 

manfio

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Don't work for me (OnePlus One) :( Maybe I do something wrong ?
Downloaded zip, copied those 3 files to system/lib folder, installed Velvet.apk, rebooted. Nothing changed
You have to change the permissions in the lib files to r-w-r-r
To do that use root explorer or other with file manager with root access
 
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    In a surprise twist, the Google Now Launcher has an update in M!

    The drawer now is arranged alphabetically (as always), but has letter separation on phones
    It also has a row of what appear to be recently used apps on the top.
    On top of that there's a search to filter apps.

    The widgets picker has also been revamped, it now scrolls vertically & horizontally (vertically for different apps, horizontally for apps with many widgets)

    Screenshots:
    TadcXpk.png
    2NGyriy.png
    mIKuw3w.png
    KbjQA32.png


    Installation:
    You need root for this
    Download this zip
    Extract it
    Copy the libs to /system/lib
    chmod them to 644 (rw-r--r--)
    Install the APK
    Reboot for good measure
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