Nova Launcher releases beta update with Pixel Launcher options

The customizable launcher for Android, Nova Launcher has released a new beta update for existing version.

nova-launcherThe latest update brings several enhancements, including a new Pixel Launcher style searchbar, search view with tabs for Frequent, New/Updated apps and new “Timeout” screen lock method.

Keeping in view the upcoming release of Google’s Pixel smartphones, the Nova Launcher Beta has introduced a new drawer to present the look and feel of the supposed ‘Pixel Launcher’.

Users need to sign up to register for the beta program to use all the latest features before it is released as the stable build.

The developer Kevin Barry enumerated the latest updates coming on 5.0-beta on Google+. New double-tap-swipe gestures, integrated searchbar in drawer and option for dock backgrounds to draw under navbar are some of them.

Some Nougat fixes as well have made into the beta version. The last update on Nova Launcher was seen in version 4.3.1 that was released in May, 2016.

Nova Launcher is a free and highly customizable personalization app that is among the most popular third party custom launchers for Android.

You can opt-in to Nova Launcher 5.0-beta via Google Play. For betas outside of the Play Store, install the latest APK.