How to install the Google Now Launcher with Material Design from Android 5.0 Lollipop on any device

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Google has launched the Android 5.0 Lollipop preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) devices whereas, other devices are still waiting for its launch. Although, Lollipop roll out will take some time to become available on all devices but, if you are looking for a way to give a Lollipop flavor to your Android device then, you are at right place.

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The people using the Google 5.0 Lollipop have extracted the Google Now Launcher from Nexus device and it can be installed on any Android device whether it’s Android 4.0 Ice CreamSandwich, Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 Jelly Bean or Android 4.4 kitkat.

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What’s new in Google Now Launcher from Android Lollipop:


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  • New App drawer interface inspired from Material Design
  • New animations
  • New widget drawer inspired from Material Design
  • Faster and smooth functionality

Also read: Messenger app from Android 5.0 Lollipop with Material Design is also available for download for any device

You can easily get the launcher from Android Lollipop which will give you the Lollipop launcher right on your device.

Simply download the Google Now Launcher, Google Play Store and Google Search from the download links at the end of this article and install them like normal APk’s (follow the instructions here to install APK’s on your device).

Note: It is to be noted that this Launcher can only be installed on a device running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.

You must install the apps in the following order:

  • Google Search
  • Google Play Store
  • Google Now Launcher

Google Search showing error?

If you are are getting ‘Stopped working’ error on the Google Search then, open up settings of Google Now Launcher by pressing the menu icon. Select ‘Settings’ > ‘Voice’ > ‘Ok Google Detection’. Turn it ‘Off’ and you won’t get any forced close issue on Google Search.

Download Google Search 4.0

Download Google Play Store 5.0.32

Download Google Now Launcher 1.1

You may visit our Android Lollipop section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Android 5.0.