Google is already working with HTC on their next Nexus smartphone series which will be available in two different variants. Both Nexus devices, the Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin, will have pure Android OS without any bloatware. According to several reports, Google is currently working on their Nexus launcher probably for next generation Nexus smartphones. This update will greatly alter the user experience of the Google Nexus launcher. The upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat is still pretty far from being released, so it is expected that the upcoming Nexus phones will have Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. These leaked images emerged on the internet today. They show-off the major new functions that we will see in Google’s upcoming Nexus launcher.
Leaked Images Show the New Features of Google’s Upcoming Nexus Launcher
As you can see in the picture above, there is a new navigation assistant add-on with a search widget. With this, you can create reminders, events, set alarms, and navigation to your work and home location which will use Google Maps application. You can also search for nearby restaurants, bars, shopping places, gas stations and ATMs through this new navigation assistant.
The second picture shows changes in the application icons. In the Google’s upcoming Nexus launcher, Home screen rotation can be activated in Settings. You can search any application from the search bar.
The GIF above shows that the Google search widget that annoyingly sits on top of your home screen is removed. You just have to swipe to the top to bring out the app drawer. Swiping to the right will interact with the “G” button that will display the Google Now area and the Google search bar.
These leaked pictures just show the tip of the iceberg. Google is making many changes to their upcoming Nexus launcher. Also, these images are rumors, so take them with a pinch of salt. There will be many other modifications and personalization options in Google’s upcoming Nexus launcher. Whether this launcher will be available on Android 7.0 Nougat or not is still unknown.