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For months, we’ve been seeing how the Android Nougat will look like, but it seems that the big search engine company will make some software tweaks for its next Nexus phones that will be released this year. Android Police has posted some screenshots where it shows an “in progress” evidence of the new software.



It seems that the Google Search bar widget has been replaced and instead you will notice a “G” button at the top-left side and by tapping on it you will be able to start searching for something. In addition, you will notice that there is quite a lot of space, which means that the developers might revamp the navigation buttons.

The launcher icon has been removed and instead of tapping on the button to show your app list, you will have to swipe up from the bottom. The quick-launch icons have been surrounded by a frosted white color and since the launcher icon is now missing from the bottom side of the display, you will be able to keep five apps instead of just four.

It is good to know that you can still use the swipe right gesture in order to access Google Now, but keep in mind that by pulling the tab itself it doesn’t do anything. You will also notice a calendar widget, which will show up on your primary homescreen.

According to Android Police, since the launcher was not running on a device with Android Nougat, some of the features were not working. However, this is most likely because some of the features are integrated with the help of the Google Assistant.

We think that Google will make a really wise move by removing the launcher button, as it gives you more space and, let’s face it, it is not that hard to just swipe up from the bottom to bring up the app list.

Do you think that Google made a good move by removing the launcher button from the homescreen of the Google Nexus 2016?

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