Most of the Android devices today still run KitKat and Jelly Bean or even the older versions of the mobile platform. Only a small percentage run Android 5.0 Lollipop but not all phone manufacturers and carriers are ready to release the latest software update yet. Jelly Bean and KitKat users are missing out on a lot of Lollipop features and Material Design but good thing Google is bringing some elements to the latest Google Now Launcher.
The updated Google Now Launcher app now shows some Material Design elements, at least, for KitKat and Jelly Bean devices. The Google app launcher button has been redesigned and now includes some new animations like when closing or opening apps. A quick access to settings and accounts on Google Now were also enhanced. Of course, just like any app updates, this brings reliability and speed improvements as well.
The Google Now Launcher app for Android allows faster searching on the web or mobile device. It also allows voice control to search and do other stuff. As with most Google services, you can receive more personalized results based on your location. The app lets you know of the information you really need to start your day like weather or traffic updates.
Material Design elements may be limited on the Jelly Bean and KitKat but at least the two mobile OS got a bit of this new thing from Android. At the rate Android 5.0 update is rolling out to different smartphones and tablets, it might take a while before the Lollipop will run the show around the world. For now, KitKat and Jelly Bean users must be thankful for some Material Design lovin’ they can get.
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