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Here's how to get Android Marshmallow's new app drawer on Lollipop

With Google I/O 2015 now behind us, we're pleased to see that the much talked-about Android Marshmallow is now a reality. Among its features is a new app drawer, which lets you organize apps to display your favorites at the top, arrange them alphabetically and more. The good news is that you don't need to wait until the new update to try this feature out. Just follow our guide to get Android Marshmallow's app drawer on Lollipop right now.

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The new app drawer in Android Marshmallow is not only functional, but it looks great too thanks to a clean new white look.

Download Google Now Launcher

To run the new app drawer, you first need to replace your current launcher with the Google Now Launcher. Nexus devices use this launcher by default, so Nexus owners can ignore this step. If, however, you do not have the Google Now Launcher then you need to download it from the Play Store by clicking below.

Google Now Launcher Install on Google Play

Install the new APK app for Android Marshmallow

Once you've installed Google Now Launcher, you need to download the Google App APK file. To do this:

  1. Make sure your device is set to accept downloads from unknown sources. To enable this, go to Settings > Security then tick the Unknown sources box. 
  2. Next, download the Google App APK file to your device, which you can get directly by clicking here. Open the APK once you've downloaded it, then follow the instructions to install Google App.
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The new Android Marshmallow app drawer running on Lollipop. Will you be getting it? / © ANDROIDPIT

You're set. All you need to do now is go to your app drawer to admire the new look. If you decide you don't want it, just uninstall it like you would any other app.

Have you tried the new app drawer yet? Do you prefer it to the old one?

Translated from AndroidPIT.br by Robert Zak

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