The popular and perhaps the most appreciated third-party launcher for Android -Nova Launcher has been updated with Android 9 Pie app animation, option to enable Google Assistant in the search bar (like in Google Pixel 3) and various bug fixes. These new features are available with Nova launcher 6.0-beta 5 and available for download now.

Nova Launcher is certainly a best customizable home screen replacement app for Android. The launcher brings look and feel of latest stock Android UI and features to older Android versions and phones running on third-party skin like MIUI, ZenUI, EMUI, ColorOS, etc. It features a range of color themes as well as a wide choice of icons and several other features to bring a tailored look to your Android phone.



If you are interested, you can download the latest Nova launcher 6.0-beta 5 from the Play Store here, if you are part of the beta program. Alternatively, you can download the APK file directly from this link and install manually on your smartphone.

Related: Download Google Pixel 3 Launcher APK

To enable Google Assistant in the search bar for Nova launcher, long press the search bar and choose edit option. Scroll down and under content select Voice search and Assistant.


To enable Android 9 Pie like App animation, go to Nova Settings (long press Home screen and choose Settings) > Look & feel > App animato > and choose ‘Pie-like’ from the available options.

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