New Moto G Gets A New Software Update That Makes Google Now Launcher Default

Motorola has officially launched the new Moto G (2nd Gen) running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box earlier this month and now, Motorola has rolled out the first software update for the handset in several countries, including India. The update, replaces the default launcher with the Google Now Launcher and also brings some bug fixes. Full changelog can be checked right below!

New-Moto-G-v21.11.23-updateAccording to XDA-Developers forum user, the new software update also changes the Powered by Android Bootimage with a new design and optimized with best enhancements in the auto brightness section. The update is a minor one, comes with 120.8MB in size, but comes with a major visual changes to note some.

Although, Google Now Launcher is already a stock launcher on the Android One smartphones, so other devices including Motorola’s could also get the update to make it the default launcher. Google Now Launcher download was made available for all devices running on Android 4.1 or higher versions of handsets last month.

Now, with this new v21.11.23 update installation makes Google Now Launcher for the new Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) the default launcher. Available now via over-the-air (OTA). Manually, go to Settings > About > System Updates > Check now, if found hit the button update now.

Notably, after installing the software update you’ll notice some changes. You can now swipe to the right from your primary home screen to access personalized Google Now cards. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.