Android App Updates May 30, 2014: Go Launcher 5, Google Camera, Nova Launcher and More

May 30, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Downcount launches on Android

Downcount is a pretty cool countdown app which allows you to count down the days until a specific day, just as you’d think it would. The UI is pretty slick and does include immersive mode which is always important, in my opinion. It’s available now on the Google Play Store for free.

Google Camera Updates to bring back 16:9 images

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This week, Google Camera got a bit of an update. It wasn’t a huge one, but still worth mentioning. It now has 16:9 photos and a timer as well. So a pretty small update, and we’re expecting Google to release some more features to it over time, but for now, it’s a pretty cool camera that Google has here.

Southwest Airlines Updates to v2.4

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Southwest Airlines also updated their app to a new version this week. it actually has a pretty big changelog, so let’s take a look at it.

We’re excited to bring more LUV to the tips of your fingers with version 2.4; Mobile Boarding Pass in 28 airports: ABQ, ATL, AUS, BWI, BNA, BUR, DAL, DEN, FLL, HOU, LAS, LAX, MCI, MCO, MDW, MKE, MSY, OAK, PHL, PHX, RSW, SAN, SFO, SJC, SMF, SNA, STL, TPA. NEW upcoming trip cards on your homepage so you can quickly view Flight Status, Boarding Position, and Gate Information. Ability to Checkin and view your Mobile Boarding Pass options from the home screen

Search Now Allows you to search your Phone


Search Now is a new app that basically is Google for your phone. And what I mean by that is that it can search for anything on your phone, not the web, but the phone in your hand. It’s available on the Google Play Store for free.

Nova Launcher gets a ton of new features and bug fixes

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There’s literally a laundry list of new features in Nova Launcher, which you can check out the full changelog over on Google+. It’s a pretty big update, and if you’re using Nova Launcher you’re going to want to check it out.

Go Launcher 5 Debuted today!

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Today, Go Launcher announced Go Launcher 5, which as you can expect, brings a ton of new features. In fact, we’ve already reviewed it. So in case you missed that, you can check that out here. It’s also free from now until June 1st. So if you’re interested in picking up the Go Launcher Prime, with all the premium features, you might want to go ahead and buy it now.