New Nexus phones may come with redesigned “Nexus Launcher”
We highly expect to see two new Nexus phones this year code named as Marlin and Sailfish. Today, we don’t have any comprehensive leak about the device itself but this maybe the Google’s new launcher which will be used on the upcoming Nexus devices.
Alleged Nexus Launcher will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat and the main changes ( at least, as far as we know ) will take place on the home screen.
As you can see above, there are few major changes. To start with, app drawer icon is gone. However, app drawer is still present but the way you access it is different. In order to open it, you need to swipe up from down.
Second major change is the Google search. Normally, you would see a white bar on the top but with Nexus Launcher, the bar is replaced with a button. If you swipe on the button from left to right, then you will see the Google Now. However, tapping the icon opens the same screen as tapping the previous search bar.
The one thing that is worth mentioning is that we know neither about other screens as well as about other apps nor about the use of the launcher. This is named as “Nexus Launcher” and it supposedly be used on the Marlin and Sailfish but there is no information about whether will this launcher replace the current Google Launcher or will it be something exclusive for the Nexus phones.