The Chinese premium phone maker ZTE has revealed that the company will now pre-load Google Now Launcher in its all upcoming smartphone which will be powered by Android 4.4 KitKat and Google mobile services. According to the company, Blade Vec 4G, which is set to be launched on 24th July in Hong Kong, will be the first ZTE smartphone to come pre-loaded with Google Now Launcher. There is no word whether company plans to release an update containing Google Now Launcher for existing Blade Vec 4G smartphones in Europe and China.

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The ZTE Blade Vec 4G, existing in Europe and China, sports 5-inch 720p HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, and operates on Android 4.4 KitKat. Among other specifications, it has 13MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, 2300 mAh battery and 4G support.

As you know, Google Now Launcher is a home-screen replacement app from Google, it was only available on Nexus and Google Play edition devices until now.

“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.