It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the Google Now Launcher


After a decade of existence, it looks like Google is getting ready to pull the plug on the Google Now Launcher for good, which will soon join the likes of Stadia in the infamous Google graveyard. On one hand however, this move does make sense given how old the software is at this point.

The move to gradually end support for the Google Now Launcher goes as far back as 2017, with Google initially saying that the launcher will be removed from the Playstore. At one point, the Google Now Launcher even shared space with the Pixel launcher, which was relatively new back then.

Prior to this, the app was first known as the “Google Experience Launcher,” although it has since been made available through the Google app.

9to5Google’s APK Insight series reports that the latest beta version of the Google App reveals that the “Google Now Launcher will stop working in April.” Devices using this launcher will default to the stock OEM launcher included in the phone’s software, once it becomes disabled.

It should be said though that not a lot of users might be affected by this change, given that the software is mostly found on particularly older Android smartphones.

Source: 9to5Google

Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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