Nova Launcher becomes one of the most popular Android launchers, hits 50 million downloads

We knew Nova Launcher is among the most popular Android launchers, but starting this week, the app has become even more popular. The beta version of the Nova Launcher has just reached more than 50 million downloads in the Google Play Store, an impressive achievement that wouldn't have been possible without the support from the developers.

It looks like having a solid beta program and listening to what users want from your app has proven to be the winning formula for Nova Launcher.

TeslaCoil's Nova Launcher is available for free, but a paid version can be downloaded via Google Play Store as well. The latter brings a host of premium features that are not included in the free version.

In case you haven't yet used Nova Launcher, the Android app that allows you to customize your smartphone's launcher with different styles, icons, layouts, gestures, and styles. More importantly, you get to use most of its features for free and if you like it, you can purchase the Nova Launcher Prime to benefit from the full experience.



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's one of the first apps I install on any of my Android devices.

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1485; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's just a great and versatile launcher, I've been a Prime user for years now.

3. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

the first app i install on all my galaxy devices it awesome and a must have alternative for the s**ty Samsung launcher been using it for 5 years now


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I use this over stock Android on all of my last three Nexus phones. Best Android launcher bar none.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Definitely the best launcher, and the Prime version is packed with features and tricks that stock Android can only dream of.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I bought the Prime version after the first month of use

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

This + KLWP + Substratum : un-android your device, make your own OS

5. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

un-Andriod your device? This is what Android is all about - making the phone your own.

6. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

What I mean is make it look like an entirely different OS from the surface.


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

I'm not using thrid-party launchers, for the simple fact I don't wanna pretend that I use vanilla Android when I'm not

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"or the simple fact I don't wanna pretend that I use vanilla Android when I'm not" Not all launchers are akin to vanilla Android. Nova and Apex are far from stock Android.

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

What vanilla android mean? anyway I'm over with feature packed launcher, I prefer simple launcher without customizations. Like pixel laucher root.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Not about feature packed.... It's about smoothness and the features that enable you to design, and customize your own launch screens.

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Same here, love Nova + KLWP + Substratum

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

I like Samsung's theme store a lot. Stock dark Android theme for the win

10. SpartacusBowWow

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 08, 2017

It shows the price of $5.99 & not $0.99 on the Play Store. Can anyone advise why?

11. jmonteiro829

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I feel like this title is wrong for the article. I'm pretty sure that Nova Launcher has been the most popular for a long time!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Off topic, but I didn't know, that Bixby currently does 3,000 voice commands. That's sick.

15. smajilya

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Use it since Galaxy S5. Liked the Icon scalling feature and gestures.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nova Prime is a must have for me. I've been installing it on every phone for years. It's just the best you can get.

21. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1184; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nova prime is the first thing I install on my phone after rooting :)

22. DavidDau

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It is my first paid application on Android. It is worthy to buy.

23. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

For some reason, everytime i restart my phone it crashes.

24. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

"One of the most..." doesn't sound right. It must be "the most..."

25. PhoneGuy414

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 20, 2017

Nova Launcher is awesome! Replaced my Moto launcher with Nova and I love it. It allows me my minimalist home screen yet I can customize all kinds of things. Feel sorry for iOS users lmao....

26. Monkeyking

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

1st Launcher app I've ever use till now on all my Android devices.

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