Google released the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones with Pixel Launcher on board last fall, but users can install the APK for the launcher on their phones. This isn’t the only launcher from the tech giant, as Google Now launcher has been featured on many Android smartphones since it was made generally available in 2014.
According to a recent report by Android Police, Google intends to discontinue the Google Now Launcher and stick with just the Pixel Launcher. Google has apparently alerted GMS partners of its decision to remove the Google Now Launcher from the Play Store by the end of March.
Users who have Google Now Launcher installed on their phones will be able to continue using it even after the app is removed from the Play Store. Google intends to support the launcher and push out updates via the Google Search app.