After being in beta for several months, Nova Launcher 7 is finally rolling out for users via the stable channel. Well, for users, it does bring in a bunch of new features along with a design revamp.
Nova Launcher is one of the most reliable and sought-after third-party launcher apps. People often opt for Nova Launcher if they feel the features offered by their stock home launchers are not enough.
The reason behind this is the multiple granular options that Nova Launcher provides. These options help the user to decorate and refresh their home screen.
Fast forward to now, Nova Launcher 7 is now rolling out via the stable channel and it brings a design refresh. The app is currently available via the Google Play Store.
As noted by Android Police, the Nova Launcher 7 is based on the AOSP launcher code. The AOSP code brings new animations, new design elements, styles, and features. Compatibility with Pixel navigation gestures seems to have been improved.
Talking about new features, users can now add a weather icon to the search bar. You can input your location and select the temperature unit to show on the search bar.
Changing corner radius is also an option, giving you a similar feel to Android 12’s design language
We all know Android 12 is going to bring a design change with rounded corners. Now, Nova Launcher 7’s new design language will also match that of Android 12, as it is bringing an option to change corner radius.
Users can also customize swipe-down gestures. You can swipe down and assign the action to open any Nova option, installed app, or even any shortcut.
Moreover, you can also assign the action to open any folder as well. Meaning, if you have a social media folder containing all of your social media apps, you can assign it to the swipe down action.
App icons can now be forced to reshape as per the selected icon style. Nova Launcher 7 gives you the option to force reshape app icons, individually.
All these changes and new features, are honestly, not something big, considering the time the app was in the beta stage. However, we believe that the action of building the product on a new code will help the app to speed up feature integration in the future.