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Nova Launcher is 5 Years Old, Big 5.0 Update Released to Celebrate

Wow, Nova Launcher is 5 years old. What a trip. To celebrate such a joyous occasion, the team behind one of the better 3rd-party launcher apps available for Android launched a new update, labeled as Version 5.0. How fitting!

Inside this update, users will find the Pixel’s “swipe to open” app drawer, a new Pixel style Search bar, as well as a new Search view. In addition, there’s a new Timeout screen lock method, double-tap-swipe gestures, plus Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts. For anyone who rocks the Beta, a couple of these things may sound familiar.

To download, follow the Google Play link below.

What’s New

  • Swipe to open drawer (a la Pixel Launcher)
  • New Pixel style searchbar
  • New search view, with tabs for Frequent, Recent and New/Updated apps
  • New “Timeout” screen lock method
  • New double-tap-swipe gestures
  • Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts
  • Dock backgrounds to draw under navbar
  • Quick start to easily change major settings (Nova Settings > Backup > Quick start)

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Via: +Cliff Wade

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