It's unclear what, if anything, Google will do for Nexus devices.Google plans to remove GNL from the optional GMS package on March 1st, meaning no devices with the launcher pre-installed will be approved after that. It will technically still be updated via the Google app.Websites not fitting the description have since been demoted in Google's search results on smartphones and tablets while those meeting the criteria will be more likely to appear at the top of the rankings — a prized position that can translate into more visitors and money.

This study showed that deceptive marketing just does not pay," Lee said in the study published in the Journal of Business Ethics.

Google currently has two launcher apps in the Play Store; Google Now Launcher and Pixel Launcher. According to an email forwarded to us by a tipster, Google has alerted GMS partners of its intention to remove Google Now Launcher from the Play Store in the coming weeks. The email (which you can see below) explains that the Search Launcher Services library for OEMs that has been in testing is now available.

Google, which included it’s”Don’t Be Evil” clause into its own code of conduct soon after it was founded, used the motto as a showcase of their company’s independence.

Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated the slogan—which by then had been integrated into Google’s complex algorithm on deciding what search results are considered “relevant” for a user—into a letter on the eve of their initial public offering in 2004: “Google users trust our systems to help them with important decisions: medical, financial and many others,” the letter read.

This move comes forward at a time when companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google are under a lot of pressure to stop the spread of fake news.

Even in this age of fake news, planting false stories to smear rivals may backfire if you are caught in the act.

In conversation with Bloomberg, a Google spokeswoman stated that Google is updating its policies on a regular basis to reflect a constantly changing web.

She says, “As a result, we want to ensure that people can understand and see where their news online is coming from and that sites are being transparent about their origins.” There is no secret as to why the company is implementing such rules.

That's what Sony used to integrate the Google Now panel (now just the Google Feed) into its stock launcher a while back.