A small update rolled out for the Google Now Launcher last week. The app itself remains largely unchanged, but a couple of interesting modifications to the launcher’s compatibility listings on Google Play have been observed.
The changes are currently still rolling out, but it now appears app compatibility is available for devices including but not limited to the [easyazon-link asin=”B00L7QJE6M” locale=”us”]HTC One E8[/easyazon-link], [easyazon-link asin=”B00J3554KE” locale=”us”]One M8[/easyazon-link], [easyazon-link asin=”B00KC894D4″ locale=”us”]Desire 816[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”B00KBWF0NY” locale=”us”]One Mini 2[/easyazon-link], as well as the [easyazon-link asin=”B00K6GMYDE” locale=”us”]Huawei Ascend P7[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”B00L9OVC94″ locale=”us”]LG G3[/easyazon-link].
A number of Android Central readers on Twitter have seen compatibility with other phones as well.
Google Now Launcher introduces Google Now in the form of an extra panel on your home screen. Previously it was only available on Google Play edition and Nexus devices.
Google has not made any official announcement about the update. The app description is also unchanged, still stating compatibility with only Nexus and GPe devices. Strangely enough, some devices are not displaying any compatibility.
It is possible that Google is finally extending Google Now Launcher support to a wider array of devices. The app does work on most recently released Android devices, despite compatibility officially being limited to gadgets with the Google brand. Certain ZTE phones will also be enjoying this app soon.
Via [Android Central]