Search bar in android pie

After upgrading to android pie I am stack with a useless search bar at the bottom that cannot be moved.

Search bar in android pie

user1540143367353 user1540143367353
 /  edited November 2018
After upgrading to android pie I am stack with a useless search bar at the bottom that cannot be moved. I understand that Google wants to force down to people their voice assistant either they like it or not, but I expect from Nokia to provide me the tools to remove it and use my phone's screen as I choose. I hope Nokia will respect it's customers and solve this as soon as possible.

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  • sherlock sherlock
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    Apparently a lot many people complained about this including me.Lets hope they fix it in future updates
  • Do not bet on it changing. Its not a flaw, so its not like it needs "fixing". Nokia/HMD basically is just slapping Android straight from Google onto their phones. Its a specific design choice from Google, not Nokia. 

    Ofcors not everyone is going to like it. . . 3rd party launchers would have to be your solution.

  • user1540143367353 user1540143367353
     /  edited October 2018
    @Shandroid. Exactly because launcher is subjective to taste I expect from Nokia to respect it's customers. Now for example Nokia respects your likes but not mine. If the search bar was removable they would respect both yours,as you would keep it there, as well as mine,that I would have the ability to remove it and use my screen as I like.
    The problem here is that Nokia seems to obey Googles agenda that wants to promote its voice assistant services by any means possible including hardcoding it's apps in the Nokia's screen.
    PS.That by the way is against EU laws for unfair competition (as were microsoft explorer in windows) and Nokia should know that it put itself in a hazardous legal position.
  • wyk wyk
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    I think stock android has not much space for customisation... except Google. As HMD has chosen to provide pure android soo I think they will do nothing. And its true Google is doing monopoly in stock android as a example there's no support for casting...u have to buy Chromecast. Its pure monopoly.
  • shandroid shandroid
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    Like I said, it is an Android one phone so yes, they are following Google's agenda.
    In the end Google created the launcher and in the Google app the search bar style can be customised so I don't see why they don't have an option to turn it off for those who don't want it.
  • user1533818026870 user1533818026870
    ✭✭  /  edited October 2018

    I like it how it is. This is one of the reasons i bought a android one device, to get as close as possible to the pixel experience.. so if you dont like it install a third party launcher.. like amirz pixel launcher

  • sherlock sherlock
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    @user1533818026870 First he's only asking for the option to remove it and just not to remove it entirely from the OS because people like me would want our screens clean and simple.Secondly,instead of telling what others should do,you could have done the same,install Pixel launcher on your previous phone instead of ranting your so called feedback here.

  • It a big button at the bottom of the screen that has no use for me but I can't remove it from the screen, so the only thing I can do is to root my phone so I can do what I want, 
  • sheppards1984 sheppards1984
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    It was removable before. Making it non-removable is nonsense. Why nit put a full screen advertisement on my home page?

    I like the option of new functions, but making this kind of stuff permanent is **** me off. This is NOT progress, this is shoving more or less useless stuff down our throats without any option
  • This bar is more useful for me 
    I used to call from Google assistant
  • user1524422026527 user1524422026527
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    Are you all stupid? This has nothing to do with nokia, it is a google one phone. It's stock android and that is the reason we love it. If you want another launcher, install another launcher. 
    If you can not think for yourself, the solution is to install nova launcher (or any other)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&hl=en
  • JAVA JAVA
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    Let's hope. Nokia is the only one smartphone company who running all of it's  smartphon with pure Android ( stock) . Is direclyd coming from Google were no unwanted application installed and un toched. So It's not about Nokia .it's about Google. But we can expect any suprise from Nokia .hope they listening to us 
  • user1542629620609 user1542629620609
     /  edited January 2
    instead of this non-customization Google search bar the google LLC (android one) (hmd global NOKIA) should have to give atleast sound - as well as call recorder feature there's not any inbuilt feature of qr scanner  not only me but our whole community are recommending not to buy nokia as well Android one feature smartphone due to unavailability of these general kinds of features. Nokia respect itsi customer's so hopefully we and our whole society will get these general but (essential) features in next update by (GOOGLE ANDROID ONE) (NOKIA HMD GLOBAL). 
  • JAVA JAVA
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    instead of this non-customization Google search bar the google LLC (android one) (hmd global NOKIA) should have to give atleast sound - as well as call recorder feature there's not any inbuilt feature of qr scanner  not only me but our whole community are recommending not to buy nokia as well Android one feature smartphone due to unavailability of these general kinds of features. Nokia respect itsi customer's so hopefully we and our whole society will get these general but (essential) features in next update by (GOOGLE ANDROID ONE) (NOKIA HMD GLOBAL). 
    We will try our best
  • r8805 r8805
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    When an oem licenced a device under googles android one program they need to follow some guidelines. So nokia have nothing to do with that.
    Thank god at least there is an option to stop google feed from the home screen swipe right menu.



    As its Android so customise it as per your requirement.
    Use 3rd party launchers like nova , lawnchair launcher, cpl etc.

    Use icon packs as per your choice and you are done .
  • JAVA JAVA
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    After upgrading to android pie I am stack with a useless search bar at the bottom that cannot be moved. I understand that Google wants to force down to people their voice assistant either they like it or not, but I expect from Nokia to provide me the tools to remove it and use my phone's screen as I choose. I hope Nokia will respect it's customers and solve this as soon as possible.
    Well is a non customizesabille . Like gold 24 karat.
  • pikachu pikachu
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    Sorry bro it's a Google thing, Nokia can't do anything about it as android one devices are close to pixel phones. Even pixel users can't do anything about it other than use a launcher of your choice. Personally I like Google interface more than any skin that's why I chose Nokia as they're like the Nexus. Only thing I am missing is the dark Google now feed as found on pixel devices. Btw you can change the shape, colour and transperacy of Google search bar to suit your wallpaper. You can go to Google app- settings- there you'll see option to customise Google search widget.
  • wyk wyk
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    Change google search widget... Theme according to wallpaper and make it like chameleon 😆 
  • Akhil Akhil
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    After upgrading to android pie I am stack with a useless search bar at the bottom that cannot be moved. I understand that Google wants to force down to people their voice assistant either they like it or not, but I expect from Nokia to provide me the tools to remove it and use my phone's screen as I choose. I hope Nokia will respect it's customers and solve this as soon as possible.
    Hope this helps


  • bill 6 bill 6
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    I have no Google search bar on my home screen. Android Pie Nokia 5. I removed it while on Oreo and it didn't come back when I updated to Pie.
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