Nova Launcher has updated to version 4.2.0 beta 1 with new features, speed improvements and bug fixes. The new version brings persistent search bar and frequently used apps in App drawer, Nova Actions for screenlock and Google Now, root workaround for Marshmallow slow expand notifications, etc.


Nova launcher is a lightweight, simple to use and fully customizable home screen replacement app for Android smartphone. While it bring stock look feel to your phone, it features a wide range of color themes and icons, icon normalization, scrollable dock, various animations and gestures. All these will definitely bring a bespoke look to your Android phone.

Below are the new features, bug fixes and improvements of Nova Launcher 4.2.0 beta 1

– Persistent search bar in app drawer (Settings -> Drawer -> Search bar)
– Frequently used apps in drawer (Settings -> Drawer -> Frequently used apps)
– Root workaround for Marshmallow slow expand notifications
– Nova Actions for Lockscreen and Google Now
– Improved handling of double tap to gesture
– New fast scroll in long list
– Optimized startup time
– Fix persistent search bar moving downward over time
– Fix force closes

Nova Launcher 4.2.0 Beta 1 can be downloaded from APK Mirror [HERE]. If you are interested, we recommend you to join Nova Launcher beta Google + community [HERE] for getting the file.

Note: The above-mentioned file is a beta version of the app, which means it includes new features and bug fixes, but they are not as well tested. It is for testing purpose only. Normal users are recommended to download the stable version of the app from Play store.

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