‘Google Nexus 2016’ Release Date, News & Update: No Official Release Date Yet, Major Changes In Launcher, APK Leaked

By Anne Caballo , Updated Aug 04, 2016 11:37 AM EDT

Google Nexus 2016 phones, with codenames Marlin and Sailfish, is said to be released with a new Nexus launcher. The Nexus Launcher pre-released APK file has been leaked online and is now available for download. 

Google Nexus 2016 APK Leaked

Post by Android Police  revealed that Google is developing a new Android launcher and that it will be available on the two upcoming Nexus smartphones exclusively which is set to launch this autumn. Newest features includes a remake of the app drawer and changes in Google Search widget.

The file for the new launcher has been leaked online in full since the announcement all over on Google+.  Trusted Reviews just posted the APK leaked on one of there article. Although the Google+ post is already removed, you can still get the download over on Dropbox:

Major Changes In Launcher

Android Police said that the new Nexus smartphones will be wearing major improvement on the home screen. According to the site, "reliable sources" revealed to that redesigned home screen one of the things to watch out for, especially on the new app drawer and other key features.

App launcher button will no longer be available where it was usually located at the bottom of the screen. It will be the first time for Nexus to remove the app launcher button.

There are two possible way for a user to access app drawer. The first will be swiping up fom the bottom of the screen and by tapping a small arrow found above the app dock.

No Official Release Date Yet

These latest changes of Nexus gets us a little bit excited but we have to wait a little longer as per BGR report, LG already claimed that their new LG V20 will be the first device to launch with the Android 7.0 Nougat, Droid-Life said that the HTC Sailfish and Marlin will be released on October 4th at the earliest.

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