Nova Launcher Updated With New App Search Animation, Android Oreo Improvements


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An update is rolling out to the stable version of Nova Launcher, available to all users through Google Play. If you’re currently using the beta (sign-ups here), these changes may look familiar.

According to the changelog, version 5.4.1 comes with a new app search animation, integration for Sesame Shortcuts when long-pressing on an app icon and through app search, the ability to hide the navigation bar on Galaxy S8 and S8+ units, an updated searchbar style (rounded), and improvements for users running Android Oreo.

Here’s the complete changelog, as well as notes on select items that have moved in the Settings menu.

What’s New

  • New App Search animation
  • Sesame Shortcut integration for long-press shortcuts and app search
  • Ability to hide navbar on Samsung S8 (Nova Settings > Look and Feel)
  • Update round searchbar style
  • Improvements for Android Oreo
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

What’s Moved

  • Nova Settings > Look and Feel > Search > App Search Background Color
  • Nova Settings > Desktop > Searchbar Style > Search as overlay
  • Nova Settings > Integrations for both Sesame and Google Now

The update is rolling out right now to Google Play.

Play Link

// +Nova Launcher Beta



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