I have removed Google Now in order to assign long press on home button to open another app. But recently it comes back with a different interface I'm familiar with. I guess the phone just has updated it.

However I'm unable to disable or uninstall it. In Google Play I can't find which app has just been updated. In the setting of the app there is no option to disable it.

These are some system Google apps that's under my suspicion: Google Services Framework, Google Partner Setup, Google One Time Init, Google Play Store and Google Play services. But I find no evidence to against them.

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It turns out that it's actually from Firefox, not Google. To disable this, go to Setting › Apps › Configure apps (the gear button) › Default Apps › Assist & voice input and change to none:



Try installing a launcher, like Nova. It gives you a vast amount of options for customisation of your device, including long press home.

Hope this helps

  • I'm not sure promoting "pirating" paid apps on here is a good idea, certainly not moral. Mar 25 '17 at 19:15
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    sorry, will edit accordingly, went for maximum benefit of users here @JonnyWright
    – SubZero
    Mar 25 '17 at 19:16
  • I'm actually in a non-stock launcher (Apex). I also have root and Xposed, but this still happens
    – Ooker
    Mar 26 '17 at 5:37

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