After several months of beta testing, finally TeslaCoil has released stable version of Nova Launcher 5.5 with Android 8.1 Oreo features. The update includes Android 8.1 style popup menu, Oreo’s Adaptive icons for Android 5.0 and up, and Google Pixel 2 Launcher style dock Search bar. In addition, version 5.5 brings a choice of other new features, general bug fixes and optimizations.

With Nova Launcher 5.5, you can bring Google’s exclusive Pixel Launcher 2 style to any of your Android phone. For example, you can add bottom Google search bar (dock search bar), get Android 8.1 Oreo style popup menu, Oreo’s adaptive icon feature (Lollipop and above), notification dots and more. Also, this version lets you replace dock search bar with any widget you like.

Nova launcher with Android 8.1 goodies

What is new in Nova Launcher 5.5 stable version?

-Adaptive icons for Android 5.0+
-Intelligently reshape legacy icons to adaptive
-Android 8.1 style popup menu (Look & Feel – Popup menu – Block)
-Searchbar in dock
-Replace searchbar in dock with any widget (Long-press – Replace)
-Optimizations and bug fixes

Interested users can download latest stable version of Nova Launcher 5.5 from Play store [HERE] or the APK from TeslaCoil [HERE] for manual installation and experience all the new features right away. Note that, in order to get Pixel 2 Launcher look on your phone, you have to configure Nova Launcher.

If you have already installed Nova Launcher, update it to latest version by going to Settings > Nova > Check for update. (source)


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