Nova Launcher becomes one of the most popular Android launchers, hits 50 million downloads

We knew Nova Launcher is among the most popular Android launchers, but starting this week, the app has become even more popular. The beta version of the Nova Launcher has just reached more than 50 million downloads in the Google Play Store, an impressive achievement that wouldn’t have been possible without the support from the developers.

It looks like having a solid beta program and listening to what users want from your app has proven to be the winning formula for Nova Launcher.

TeslaCoil’s Nova Launcher is available for free, but a paid version can be …


Huawei nova 2i

The new nova 2i is solid mid-ranger that flaunts a huge 5.9-inch FullView display with 18:9 ratio and full HD (1080p) resolution. On the inside, the smartphone packs a powerful Kirin 659 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB expandable storage. The phone comes with four cameras, two on the front (13MP+2MP) and two on the back side (16MP+3MP). The Nova 2i is powered by a 3,340 mAh battery and runs Android Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top.

Next version of Nova Launcher to bring adaptive icons support

A brand new version of Nova Launcher was released earlier this week, which brought quite a few important changes that Android users can take advantage of. But there’s a new version of the launcher that’s being in the works now that will add a couple of other major improvements.

Released as beta, Nova Launcher v5.5 brings support for adaptive icons into the mix. The new feature is fully compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, but some icons will require at least Android Nougat.

If you plan to install the beta version of Nova Launcher 5.5, then you should know …

Nova Launcher 5.4 is now rolling out with Oreo goodness on board

Nova Launcher 5.4 has rolled out of beta and into the stable channel. Throughout July, early testers of the popular Android home screen replacement were treated to various improvements, such as a brand new and robust shortcuts system (albeit via third-party app integration), new animations, and the usual tweaks and added layers of polish that can be expected from every update.
The big star of the show is obviously Sesame Shortcuts – a third-party app that’s now deeply integrated into Nova Launcher and allows users to jump to specific apps, or even screens within apps, by simply using the search …

Huawei Nova 2 coming soon to Europe for a whopping €400 price

The Nova series is a rather new lineup of mid-range smartphones coming from Huawei, but it already has quite a lot of devices. One of the additions to the Nova series that was introduced this year is the Huawei Nova 2.

The Huawei Nova 2 was launched in China back in June, but it looks like the mid-range Android smartphone will make its debut in Europe as well. Currently, the handset is listed at various retailers in the Netherlands, but its availability will certainly expand to other countries soon.

As a matter fact, the Nova 2 might be one of the phone showcased …

Nova Launcher getting Sesame Shortcuts integration in latest update

Nova Launcher is a one-man business app that gathered a lot of followers since its release in the Google Play Store. The Android launcher has a strong core of beta testers that get access to new features and improvements before they’re pushed to the general public.

That gives us the chance to talk about the next Nova Launcher update, which has just been released in the beta channel. These changes aren’t yet available to everyone, but if you’re a faithful Nova Launcher user, here is what’s you’ll get very soon.

Developer Kevin Barry recently published Nova …

Huawei Nova 2 Plus coming soon to the U.S.

The new Nova 2 series was officially unveiled earlier this year, but none of the smartphones announced made it outside China. However, that’s about to change since the Nova 2 Plus has just been spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commission) where they have been approved for a U.S. release.

The smartphones go by model numbers Huawei BAC-L03 and BAC-L23, whereas the Chinese version has a different model number (BAC-AL00). The two smartphones listed at FCC are two variations of the same device, which is why we believe the United States won’t be the only country …

Nova Launcher 5.3 is now available on Google Play

The folks behind Nova Launcher, one of the most appreciated third-party launchers available on Android, today released a new stable version of the software: 5.3. Coming only several weeks after version 5.2, Nova Launcher 5.3 introduces support for Google Now, although users won’t get this by default.

To actually have a Google Now pane on Nova Launcher (similar to what Pixel Launcher and Google Now Launcher are offering), you need to download an extra Nova Google Companion APK on your phone. Once you have this APK on your handset, Nova Launcher 5.3 should detect it, and you’ll start seeing …

Nova Launcher finally gets true Google Now integration on home screen, here's how to enable it

Nova Launcher is finally getting support for one of the most highly-requested features from the Android community – Google Now integration. Ever since Google introduced Now in 2012, the convenient homescreen side pane has been at the top of the wishlists of countless Nova Launcher users who were not willing to switch away from their favorite, highly-customizable launcher. However, for a number of technical reasons, Now integration could not be easily added to Nova Launcher.

To tackle the problem, TeslaCoil Software has now created a separate app called “Nova Google …

Nova Launcher 5.2 is out of beta, brings Android O style notification dots to everyone

In the past few years, Nova Launcher has successfully positioned itself as Android customization geeks’ default launcher choice, thanks to its ever-increasing set of features. And with its most recent stable release, version number 5.2, that list grew once again with several new additions.

The feature set is the same as the 5.2 beta version released a couple of weeks ago, and thus isn’t as large as some previous releases. Nevertheless, its biggest feature – Android O-style notification badges – should be enough to satisfy those clamoring for latest Android version’s …