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Nova Launcher APK

Latest Version: Nova Launcher 5.0.apk

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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)

What is Nova Launcher?

The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement
Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the original and most polished customizable launcher for modern Android

Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icon themes, colors, layouts, animations and more.

Reviewers love Nova Launcher and you will too

For my money, Nova Launcher is the best of the AOSP-style launchers available in Android. Android Police
Nova Launcher has some very capable hands behind it —Phandroid
Our favorite is Nova Launcher, which strikes a great perfect balance between incredible performance and high customizability without getting too gimmicky and difficult to use —Lifehacker
Chock full of features you won’t find in the stock launcher, and comes highly recommended —Android Central

  • Ok, Google – Use Google Search’s hotword right from the home screen, just say the words Ok, Google. Note: Google does not support all devices or locales yet. This limitaiton applies to Nova Launcher as well.
  • Color Theme – Set the highlight accent color for the launcher
  •   Also individual Color controls for labels, folders, unread count badges, drawer tabs and background
  • Icon Themes – Find thousands of icon themes for Nova Launcher on the Play Store
  • Subgrid positioning – Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells
  • Customize App Drawer – Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
  • Infinite scroll – Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continously
  • Backup/Restore – Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings
  • Scrollable Dock – Create multiple docks and scroll between them
  • Widgets in dock – Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4×1 music player widget
  • Import Layout – No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone.
  • Fast – Nova Launcher is highly optimized to do it’s work quickly and quietly, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers.

Older APK Versions of Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher 1.1.4 APK Download

Added on May 22, 2012

Changes:

  • Fix blank screen on some devices
  • Unread count fixes
  • Fix accessibility talkback on dock icons
  • Fix “None” height margin on some hdpi devices
  • Fix FCs

Nova Launcher 1.2 APK Download

Added on June 8, 2012

Changes:

  • Color Themes, change the blue accent
  • Icon Themes for all apps (ADW and Go Icon Packs)
  • Widget overlapping w/ send-to-back/bring-to-front
  • Lock desktop w/ temp unlock
  • Faster widget loading
  • SGS3/TouchWiz workarounds and fixes
  • Fix FCs
  • Performance improvements
  • Updated translations

Nova Launcher 1.2.1 APK Download

Changes:

  • Nova Action to jump directly to desktop pages (supports Tasker’s “Go home” action)
  • Work around wallpaper zooming on TouchWiz devices
  • Widget fixes
  • Misc fixes and optimizations
  • Updated translations

Nova Launcher 1.2.2 APK Download

Added on July 25, 2012

Changes:

  • Jellybean visuals (search bar, animations)
  • Greatly reduce load time
  • Change in UI on 7″ tablets (now like stock Nexus 7)
  • Custom widget picker list for Jellybean or Rooted devices
  • Improve desktop item padding allowing labels on denser grids
  • Bugfixes and performance enhancements

Nova Launcher 1.3.1 APK Download

Added on September 24, 2012

Changes:

  • Fix preview screen
  • Misc minor fixes

Nova Launcher 1.3.2 APK Download

Added on October 17, 2012

Changes:

  • Unread counts for Email, Reader, GVoice and more via TeslaUnread 2.0 (Prime)
  • Include Android 4.1.2 changes *
  • Fix Transparency on Samsung Jellybean
  • Fix blank desktop when leaving drawer
  • Fix icon pack crash on some HTC devices
  • Fix drawer not correctly remembering position
  • Miscellaneous fixes

Note: The setting for auto-rotate remains at Nova Settings > Look & Feel > Screen Orientation > Auto-rotate

Nova Launcher 1.3.3 APK Download

Added on November 13, 2012

Changes:

  • Fixes for 4.2 (Dock, QSB, expand notifications)
  • Added Expand Quick Settings Nova Action on Android 4.2
  • Update Stock Jellybean theme for 4.2 icons (Camera, Clock)
  • Fix unread counts in drawer not always updating
  • Fix Widget Picker on some Samsung 4.1 devices
  • Fix drawer tab sometimes not being selectable
  • Optimizations

Nova Launcher 1.3.4 APK Download

Added on December 9, 2012

Changes:

  • Fixes for Motorola Jellybean
  • Optimizations for 4.2
  • Misc fixes and optimizations

Nova Launcher 2.0 APK Download

Added on December 31, 2012

Changes:

  • Custom Icon Size (Prime)
  • Swipe actions on any desktop icon (Prime)
  • Custom wallpaper cropping
  • Increase maximum desktop grid size
  • Infinite Scroll Drawer Setting
  • Alphabetical list drawer style
  • Small Icons Dock Setting
  • Force wallpaper scrolling on USA SGS2
  • Aggressive Desktop Setting (Keep in memory)*
  • Lower memory usage
  • Improve scrolling performance
  • Fixes, optimizations and tuning
  • “Retrieve Running Apps” used for Aggressive Desktop and warning when multiple launchers are running

Nova Launcher 2.0.1 APK Download

Added on February 26, 2013

Changes:

  • Just fixes and optimizations
  • Fix blank widget previews
  • Improve icon theme handling
  • Improve accessibility
  • Fix swipe actions for icons in folders
  • Reduce memory usage
  • Improve animations
  • Misc fixes and optimizations
  • Improve gesture detection

Nova Launcher 2.0.2 APK Download

Added on April 7, 2013

Changes:

  • Fix rendering of HD Widgets Colourform
  • Minor fixes

Nova Launcher 2.1 APK Download

Added on May 11, 2013

Changes:

  • New icon and wallpaper picker. Swipe between pages of themes
  • Ability to change icons & titles of apps in drawer, independent of applied icon themes. Drag app from the drawer to the Edit icon
  • (Prime) Improved grouping of apps. Drag app from drawer to Edit icon
  • (Prime) Ability to drag a drawer folder to the desktop. Stays linked with drawer folder.
  • Settings > New Apps for adding newly installed app shortcuts to the desktop. More advanced than the Play Store setting.
  • Optimizations and fixes

Nova Launcher 2.1.1 APK Download

Added on June 12, 2013

Changes:

  • Fix shortcuts installed from third party apps
  • Fix inconsistencies in drawer groups
  • Fix live wallpapers not showing on some devices
  • Misc fixes and optimizations

Nova Launcher 2.2 APK Download

Added on August 5, 2013

Changes:

  • Custom Dock Styles
  • Custom Unread Count Badge Styles (Prime)
  • New scroll effects (Prime)
  • Optimizations and fixes

Nova Launcher 2.2.3 APK Download

Added on September 17, 2013

Changes:

  • Fix some layout issues after leaving landscape apps
  • Fix wallpaper flicker after unlock on some HTC devices
  • Fix root not being detected on some devices
  • Misc fixes and optimizations

Nova Launcher 2.3 APK Download

Added on December 10, 2013

Changes:

  • KitKat scroll indicator (Desktop – Scroll Indicator)
  • KitKat folders styles (Folders – Folder Background, Light Background)
  • KitKat font (Look and Feel – Icon Font – Condensed, Android 4.1+)
  • KitKat app drawer icon
  • Google KitKat icon theme (Look and Feel – Icon Theme)
  • Small autohiding tabs in app drawer (Drawer – Small Tabs)
  • Transparent system bars on KitKat (Look and feel – Transparent Notification Bar. Requires KitKat)
  • Backup/Restore from external sdcard

Nova Launcher 3.0 APK Download

Added on June 3, 2014

Changes:

  • <b>Ok, Google</b> – Use Google’s voice hotword from within Nova Launcher. Requires Jellybean and a device/locale Google supports for hotword.
  • <b>Subgrid positioning</b> – More flexible layouts by snapping items halfway through the grid
  • <b>Dynamica Calendar Icons</b> – Supports Today Calendar’s Dynamic Calendar Icon, also supported by some icon themes such as Domo or KEX
  • <b>Color options</b> icon labels, tabs, backgrounds
  • CM Theme Engine themes may need to be disabled before update to prevent FC

Nova Launcher 3.0.1 APK Download

Added on June 6, 2014

Changes:

Ok, Google – Use Google’s voice hotword from within Nova Launcher. Requires Jellybean and a device/locale Google supports for hotword.
Subgrid positioning – More flexible layouts by snapping items halfway through the grid
Dynamica Calendar Icons – Supports Today Calendar’s Dynamic Calendar Icon, also supported by some icon themes such as Domo or KEX
Color options – icon labels, tabs, backgrounds
  • Minor bug fixes
  • CM Theme Engine users you may need to use the system theme

Nova Launcher 3.0.2 APK Download

Added on July 11, 2014

Changes:

  • “L” style folder preview (Settings > Folders > Folder Preview > Line)
  • “L” style app animation (Settings > Look and Feel > App Animation > Slide Up)
  • “L” style search bar (Settings > Desktop > Persistent Search Bar > L, or long-press on the quick search bar widget and select Edit)
  • “L” style app drawer icon (Long-press on the app drawer icon and select Edit then tap the icon and select the opaque white icon under Built-in)
  • Fixes and optimizations

Nova Launcher 3.1 APK Download

Added on August 27, 2014

Changes:

  • Drawer transition animations (Circle, Slide Up, Zoom, Fade) Settings – Drawer – Transition Animation. Circle not compatible with all devices
  • App Drawer Search (Settings – Drawer – Menu Action Icons – Search, or Long-press empty desktop space – Nova Actions – App Search)
  • Fixes and optimizations

Nova Launcher 3.2 APK Download

Added on October 21, 2014

Changes:

  • Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings – Folder – Transition Animation)
  • Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings – Desktop – Scroll Indicator)
  • Lollipop Icon Theme for Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Downloads, Email, Dialer, Settings and SMS (Settings – Look Feel – Icon Theme)
  • Preview of scroll effects in Settings
  • Optimizations and fixes

Nova Launcher 3.3 APK Download

Added on December 1, 2014

Changes:

  • Lollipop style drawer (Settings – Drawer – Show Pages as Cards)
  • Renamed old Circle animation to Circle Wipe, new Lollipops style Circle animation
  • Fixes and optimizations

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