Five years later, Nova Launcher 5.0 brings up Android 7.1

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Nova Launcher is catching up with its times — it’s five years old this year and the Android app that dresses up your user interface with something a little more cleaner.

And in a fitting update to version 5.0, we see some Pixel Launcher-esque features like the swipe-to-drawer mechanism, the search button, app sorting, launcher shortcuts, gestures, background draw options and an easy, quick reset button to activate changes.

Of course, as you see above, there are the risks of bugs. But don’t let that kick your calves into leaving before a patch.

Nova Launcher has had at least 10 million downloads and over 680,000 five-star ratings.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.