Hate it. The Now search bar now obscures an important part of my live wallpaper.
Yes!! I got my new transparent notification on the launcher. Kudos Google.
LG superfan, 13 Oct 2016Dont like it dont turn it onUnfortunately, it is already on and preloaded on every Nexus devices and there is no option to remove it anymore, the only way to remove it is to buy and install 3rd party launches and trust them with permissions on critical security matters and live with the lag and bugs they might bring or not. This kinds of beating the purpose of getting a nexus device, because you get the nexus device in the first, so thatvyou dont need and dont have to rely and install 3rd party apps/bloatware that could slow your system. The latest UI is beautiful enough to live with it, its a great shame that the search bar kills it, i was hoping for more freedom, hopefully the option to disable it, or at least remove it from the screen, yet they are chewing away yet more screen estate, this in conjuction with the huge bezels every nexus device has, that mean that you already have a smaller screen for the dimensions you car, the definitive loss of capacitive buttons, that could give your more screen estate, by not losing the lower 10% of your screen for the home/back buttons and the fact in Europe, Asia and Africa the google now services are extremely limited and helpful enough to be competitive, means that the ugly and useless searchbar that cannot be deactivated is a serious compromise that is greatly affecting the google experience and lowering the value of google devices. What a shame really, there was a glimmer of hope when i saw that the search bar could be retracted into a smaller ball and occupy less screen space and now they just doubled it...
Good idea Google but my search bar position is now all messed up. It has moved lower on the home screen to allow space for the new widget (regardless of whether its on or off). This means the space for my other widgets is reduced and the top and bottom of them has been cropped. Only way to fix it is to clear the cache for the google app every few days and turn off auto rotate. Its the same on both my GS6 and Moto Z.
Aspros, 12 Oct 2016Nooooooo! I really hate it when Google does that, the mandatory search bar on every tab is the... moreand that is not even a problem. stop spamming in here. google isn't forcing it on you, its not Apple. you can very easily get rid of it.
Aspros, 12 Oct 2016Nooooooo! I really hate it when Google does that, the mandatory search bar on every tab is the... moreSmall problem really. I had Google launcher on my Moto Z Play and Google search bothered me a bit, so I used Nova launcher, again, problem solved. Especially with all the extra bits that Nova offers.
Nooooooo! I really hate it when Google does that, the mandatory search bar on every tab is the reason i will never buy a google device ever again.
I have my own favourite special widgets for time and weather and behave exactly how and when i want, the last thing we need is to lose some screen estate for more unnecessary information...