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Nova Launcher 5.3 is now available on Google Play

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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 the Google Now integration in effect on your home screen. 

You can find the Google Companion at Tesla Coil Apps (the company developing Nova Launcher) via the second source link below.

Besides Google Now integration, Nova Launcher 5.3 brings some unspecified bug fixes and optimizations. The launcher is available to download for free through Google Play - see the first source link below.

sources: Nova Launcher download, Nova Google Companion via Cliff Wade (Google+)

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posted on 30 Jun 2017, 23:11 2

1. kunalnarang (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Jun 2017)

Nova is the king. Nothing trumps Nova.

posted on 01 Jul 2017, 07:57 1

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 1923; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

my biggest android regret is not buying this app when it was 10p

posted on 01 Jul 2017, 11:02

3. lallolu (Posts: 549; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

That was when I bought mine.

posted on 4 days ago, 00:26

8. robocopvn (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)

Been using this for 5+ years. And this is worth every cent of its $1 :D

posted on 01 Jul 2017, 17:54

4. Scott93274 (Posts: 5348; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

I just bought it yesterday. It's a very intuitive launcher. I like it... however, I have noticed a little bit of lag here and there... AND my phone died on me last night while it was plugged in.... this has never happened to me before... Coincidence? Probably... but it's very out of character for my device and I am a bit cautious about its overall stability...

posted on 12 Jul 2017, 02:33

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 6537; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I think it's a coincidence because I have used it on my every Android phone and tablet without issue.

Yes, there is time when it would lag on my lower spec device. Overall, still, an improvement that why I stick with it.

posted on 12 Jul 2017, 09:41

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 5348; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

Yeah, it's been working flawlessly ever sinse my innitial post. :)

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 04:35 1

5. galaxius (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)

No issues ever with nova so far
I had used nova evrry single time i had an android phone
Nothing beats it

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