July 30, 2014

Get This Look: Google Now Homescreen

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish; your results will vary. Which is awesome! If nothing else, this is a great way to discover new apps, widgets, icons, and more!

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Google Now

Why we love this look:

Google Now has become very integrated with the Android operating system since it was introduced in Jelly Bean, and the future is looking like it will play a bigger part in the UI than ever, so why not get a step ahead and change it yourself?

The launcher used in this is the new Inspire Launcher, a contender looking to take the throne from Nova as it embraces KitKat’s updated look to Android with brighter colors and lots of customization. The icon theme used is Moonshine, the icon pack created after the leaked images of Google’s upcoming icon refresh, code named “Moonshine”. The widgets you see are Clock Now widgets, and the wallpaper is Mountains Now Full Wallpaper, a live wallpaper that shares the same art as Google Now’s background and changes weather throughout the times of the day.

What you’ll need: