ZTE To Pre-Load Google Now Launcher on Android KitKat Smartphones

Until now, Google Now launcher was available in a couple of Nexus and Google Play edition devices. The Google Now Launcher UI basically allow users add as many home screens as they like, and helps them quickly get to their favorite apps.

To broaden appeal of ZTE handsets, the Chinese company has announced that it will pre-load Google Now Launchers on its smartphones running on Android 4.4. The ZTE Blade Vec 4G will be the first smartphone to get the launcher.

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ZTE To Pre-Load Google Now Launcher on Android KitKat Smartphones

ZTE claims the company worked closely with Google to pre-load Google Now Launcher onto several ZTE devices, including the Blade Vec 4G smartphone. Originally launched last month, the new handset will be officially released in Hong Kong on July 24.

"ZTE's strong relationship with Google and Qualcomm Technologies is in line with our focus on developing affordable premium devices that has rich voice control function as well as multimedia solutions. ZTE is continuing to push the boundaries and brings its customers the very latest experience that mobile technology can offer," said Zeng Xuezhong, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices, and Executive Vice President of ZTE Corporation.

Specs-wise, ZTE Blade Vec 4G sports a 5-inch 720p HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone features a 13MP rear camera and 2MP front shooter. The makers have added a 2300mAh battery. The phone supports 4G LTE connectivity, besides regular features.

For those who are unaware, Google Now gives users just the right information at just the right time. For example, if you've booked a flight on selected airlines, Google Now can give you your boarding pass, or tell you if the flight is delayed.

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