When it comes to customizing your Android device, the launcher plays a vital role. Launchers such as the Nova launcher lets you customize your smartphone as you want giving you a clean user interface. It brings tons of customization options like changing icon packs, number of grids on homescreen and app drawer, light or dark mode, etc. Just recently, the developers of Nova released a new Nova Launcher 7 update got an update under the beta channel with a complete launcher rewrite.
Calling the Nova Launcher 7 update would be an understatement. This is the biggest update the Launcher has received in years. Nova Launcher 7 features complete rewrite of Nova with with the latest “Launcher3”.
Launcher3 is the stock Android launcher available since Android 7 Nougat. Prior to this, the Nova used “Launcher2” as the base for its launcher. This required much efforts in deploying new updates to other ROMS.
With the rewrite of Nova with Launcher3, you can expect it to run of latest Android 11, 10, 9 Pie OS updates seamlessly and also support its features like the gesture navigation out of the box. The app drawer has seen a drastic change, folders got new tweaks and a lot more. You can expect many new changes with the upcoming updates.
What’s new with latest Nova Launcher 7 update?
According to the official Nova Discord beta channel, the latest Nova Launcher 7 features:
- Nova Launcher 7 is based on ‘Launcher3’ from stock Android OS
- Radial folder icon layouts
- Vertical paginated folder scrolling
- Swipe Down action on icons (Prime)
- Search bar and Tab bar in app drawer can be placed at the bottom
- More Nova search window and bar options
- Save APK popup menu action
- Improved handling of reshaping icons in themes
- Option to disable haptic feedback on expanding notifications
- And a lot of Bug fixes.
Download Nova Launcher 7 APK
Nova Launcher 7 is the latest version available. It is currently available via closed beta program. There is no ETA for the public beta or stable release. However, you can either join the Nova Launcher Discord channel, or download the APK from below and install it on your device. The latest version available is Nova Launcher 7.0.10 beta for Android 8.0+.