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You can now install Google's app launcher on almost any Android phone

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Google special app launcher, which initially debuted on the Nexus 5 last year, is now available for all Android devices running 4.1 Jelly Bean or newer. The Google Now Launcher integrates Google's virtual assistant service into a permanent pane to the left of the primary homescreen and has larger app icons than the standard launcher that comes on many Android phones. Google had previously expanded availability of the launcher to its own Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, but now it is available for about 75 percent of the Android devices currently in use.

The Google Now Launcher follows behind a number of other Google-made apps that have made their ways to the broader Android universe, including Google CalendarGoogle Keyboard, and Google Camera. You can download the Google Now Launcher for free from the Google Play Store now.