Google Now Launcher 1.0.16 update rolling out now along with Google Camera 2.1.043

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An update the Google Now Launcher is currently rolling out now in the Google Play Store. Marked with today’s date (May 9th), the 1.0.16 update sounds like it could be pretty minor given Google didn’t even bother posting a changelog to its Play Store listing.

The good news is, according to reports from rooted users, the update doesn’t seem to break the Xposed GEL Settings module (Xgel), so don’t worry about the update killing compatibility. In addition to Google Now Launcher, the Google Camera app also saw a .01 bump in version number to 2.1.043.

We’ll go ahead and link both down below should you feel like downloading/updating. Just don’t forget the Google Now Launcher is only available to “stock” Android devices in the Play Store, but is easily sideloaded. Should someone grab the update, feel free to post a 3rd party download link in the comments. Cheers!

Download/update on Google Play: Google Now Launcher 1.0.16 | Google Camera 2.1.043

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  • Hvacmanjc

    Does anyone have the Google Now Launcher link to side load? Would love to try it out. Thanks

  • Hvacmanjc

    I actually tried to do that but it takes you to the Play Store and says its not compatible. I have a Sprint HTC One M7. Its not a Nexus or Google Developer Edition. I remember a while back a link was posted to side load it but I can’t find it.

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  • Rob Johnson

    Neither of the links posted so far work for me, both give me a parsing error.

    • impulse101

      You dont have kitkat

      • Rob Johnson

        I know, I’m on Jellybean

  • Michael Christensen

    is it possible to alter the rows and columns in Google Now launcher? It works great on my LG G2, but the 4×4 grid looks terrible and wastes a bunch of screen real estate

    • impulse101

      Yes with Xposed GEL

      • Michael Christensen

        oh you need to be rooted, that’s not an option for me – it’s a company phone and we use apps that detect root and wipe the phone. thanks for your reply anyway :)

        • Bookr. Official

          Real shame i was looking for something like that too .. because #SOLO launcher lets you do that :)
          Still a great tip @impulse101 thank u !!

  • Terry Bertsoulakis

    Can anyone explain to me why I cannot download Google now? It says my device is not compatible? I have an LG G2. Please help

    • jonzey231

      You don’t “Download” Google Now. You “Download” Google Search and open it and turn Google Now on. However, you should already have search installed.

    • Dwight

      If you mean the google now launcher, then the g2 is incompatible because its not stock Android. Only GPE and nexus devices are compatible. You can sideload it if you wish to do so.

    • Terry Bertsoulakis

      Can you explain what you mean by sideload?

  • Ben Lutgens

    Seriously, why in the heck is this limited to google play edition devices? So stupid. I’ve got a kit kat device, so what’s the problem?

  • Brian706

    I just got the update on my N5 running Dirty Unicorns…

    Here’s the apk should anyone want it:

  • Ashish Patil

    Both not compitable with my phone……. HTC One X. Does anyone having same problem.