"Since Android started to take off a few years back, users have had to choose between a limited number of stock devices and the plethora of OEM-modified experiences. Some of the best hardware available comes with detestable software, but now Google is finally on the verge of easing the pain. A huge update the the official GoogleSearch app has been pushed out to devices, and it contains a new stock launcher experience just waiting to be activated. A launcher in the search app? Yes, it’s looking like a massive end-run around OEMs."
Google is bringing the stock Android home screen to almost every phone, outfoxing OEMs | ExtremeTech