Latest Nova Launcher 6.0 beta brings some nifty new features
by Cosmin Vasile / Oct 13, 2018, 3:01 AM
The most important new feature mentioned in the changelog is the option to launch the Google Assistant straight from the search widget on the homescreen. This option can be disabled from the toggle you'll find in the Nova Settings.
Apparently, the new feature doesn't really use the same method employed by the Pixel launcher to trigger Google Assistant, but it's the closest that the developer could include. More importantly, the new feature doesn't require the Prime version of Nova Launcher, so it will be available to everyone.
Another change included in the update is a new set of Nova app animations that draw inspiration from Android Pie. Also, some fixes are mentioned in the changelog as well, so you should notice fewer issues with Nova Launcher 6.0 beta 5.
Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011
Again this was a gimmicky feature for back in the day to help speed up the phones on android when I was rocking the HTC Thunderbolt. No one uses gimmicky launchers anymore. Another dead concept that people thought that this limited the iPhone.
posted on Oct 13, 2018, 8:28 AM 0
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B.S. OEM launchers are very limited. Nova and similar launchers give much more control. Stop spreading the BS.
posted on Oct 13, 2018, 11:54 AM 7
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Sir, I could not disagree with you more. Of everyone that I could think of at the moment who has an Android phone, I would say roughly half of them use a stock launcher, one of whom is my dad on his GS7, and three are Pixel users, but it would not be an exaggeration to say that almost half of the users I know use a launcher, and Nova Launcher in most cases too. It's a wonderful thing to be able to customize it just the way you want, regardless of the device you use.
posted on Oct 14, 2018, 7:40 PM 0
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