With Android 4.4 KitKat announced today, we’re sure that some of you do not want to wait for the official update to experience the new Google launcher and Hangouts v2. Thankfully, the Nexus 5 factory image has been made available not too long ago. This means that after doing some looking around, apk files for the new apps are up for grabs.
To be able to use the new launcher, download Velvet, PreBuiltGmsCore and GoogleHome. That’s all you have to do. Following the install. you’ll notice how smooth this launcher is.
To grab the new Google Hangouts, all you have to is install the apk here. Make sure your “Unknown Sources” box in the Settings is checked.