Download Android M Launcher for Lollipop devices

Download Android M Launcher for Lollipop devices

download android m launcher

Android M recently got unveiled at the I/O Conference where Google showcased some of the upcoming features of the OS. Though Google kept mum on what the M stands for, we have a whole list of prediction ready for you.

Google gave us a glimpse of how the Android M launcher might look like once Android M makes its way in the 3rd Quarter of this year. Many users have been looking for a way to Download Android M launcher on their existing Android devices. If you are one of them, worry not, we have got you covered.

Android M Launcher

Folks at XDA managed to export the Android M Launcher from the Android M Developer preview so that the users can have a feel of what the next generation of Android launcher would like.

However, the Android M Launcher currently works only on lollipop devices. So, if you are still running Kitkat or older versions, hard luck this time. If you are an HTC Desire 820 user, you can update to lollipop using our guide.

How-To Install Android M Launcher

Before we get into the installation procedure, you need to download the below mentioned files.

[box type=”download” align=”” class=”” width=””]Download Android M Velvet.apk (Google App version)[/box]
[box type=”download” align=”” class=”” width=””]Download Google Now Launcher apk ( version)[/box]

Once you have downloaded the mentioned apk files, go ahead and install them on your lollipop device. After successful installation of the apps, set Google Now Launcher as your default launcher.

Now that you are done with all the steps, you can see that new Android M launcher has become your default home screen. Also the app drawer is now arranged alphabetically.

During our testing, we found the launcher to be pretty responsive. It performed way better than the original lollipop launcher. You can check out Android M launcher running video below.

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]You may like to check:

Download Android M Wallpapers and Ringtones

Download Android M Camera app[/box]

Source – XDA

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  1. I’m pretty sure that most of your readers here are using some third party launchers like Nova, Go Launcher etc…

    But it’s nice to at least have the option 😉

    • Thanks for writing in.

      You are absolutely right. Majority of the Android users use custom launchers, Nova being one of their favorites. The Android M Launcher adds to the list of available launchers. So its nice to have a new option. :)

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