Experience the Nexus 5’s Google Home Launcher – Download it Here.


While Google has pulled off the curtains from its next generation flagship device, the all new Nexus 5, everyone is talking about its features and the applications it brought under the hood. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, as the Android 4.4 KitKat is just unveiled by Google along with the Nexus 5, many of you will be looking out to get your hands on the applications and the new Google Launcher from the Nexus 5.


In case you don’t know, let’s have a recap, the all new Nexus 5 sports a full HD 4.95 inch display with 445 ppi, powered up with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 Quad Core CPU clocked at 2.26 GHz along with the Adreno 330 GPU. Under the hood, it has got a RAM of 2 GB and the internal storage is either 16 GB or 32 GB, there is an 8 MP camera at the back that features the OIS. Nexus 5 is manufactured by LG – who also manufactured its predecessor, the Nexus 4.

It’s been a pretty busy day with the Nexus 5 and the apk files and other system applications starting getting pulled out, also, Google has officially published the source code. We have linked in the Google Home launcher below for all of you, go ahead and download it and experience the Nexus 5’s launcher in your Android device.

Download the following files: 

      1. Google Velvet apk – Download Here.
      2. Google Home Launcher apkDownload Here.
      3. Google Play Services apk (PrebuiltGmsCore.apk) Download Here.
      4. Get all other pulled out Nexus 5 Applications HERE.

Install all the downloaded apk files on your smartphone, and hit the Launcher from the app drawer. You should be able to make a choice between the launchers and launch the Google Home.

In case you get the ”Google Play Services Force Close” error, Long press the home screen and tap settings > voice > language or Open Google Now > Settings > Voice > Language > and change it from default to some other. I have tested the Google Home on my Galaxy Note 3 and its working fine, the default language is English UK, while it worked fine, I did not have to change the language.

Here are the screenshots from my Galaxy Note 3:

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That’s All! I hope that it works fine for you, in case you got any queries or difficulties, feel free to leave us a comment. Thank You!



Usama M, a software engineer by profession, is the founder and editor-in-chief at Techbeasts. At Techbeasts, he uses his expertise to craft solutions to solve everyday consumer tech problems. His main areas of interest are Android, iOS, and Windows. You can find him on YouTube at "Tech with Usama".


    • @mohsinrza:disqus Long press the Home Screen > Settings > Voice > Language, change it from default to some other.. Default is English UK, try changing it to English US… It should work now.

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