March 27, 2015

How To: Get the Android 4.4 KitKat launcher for your smartphone

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So you really like the idea of Google’s new Android 4.4 KitKat launcher and how it provides very quick access to Google Now, eh? Who could blame you, it really sweet stuff! The problem, as you likely already know, is that you may not see this capability on your handset for at least a few weeks (or months). Not to worry, however, the modding community has your back. You can get this for your phone, today, without much tinkering.

Long story short, it’s fairly easy to set your Android up with the new launcher.  All you really need to do is install a handful of newly updated apps and you’re good to go.

Download and install these three apps:

Reportedly, this new launcher works on all Android devices running Jelly Bean (4.1 or later) and doesn’t present any problems.

via AndroidBeat

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  1. DWXDX
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    Google search force closes when searching with English US and the Google hotword doesn’t work anywhere. The new version of Google search is clearly only ready for KitKat. To fix the searching I just switched to English UK.

  2. [email protected]
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    This works great with my note 2 running Android 4.1.2

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