Nova Launcher 2.0 Updated For Android

By Prarthito Maity email: | Jan 02, 2013 07:32 AM EST

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Nova fans have some good news heading their way. Per reports, Nova Launcher, the popular home screen replacement app has been updated by developers.

The app has been nicely updated and the new update brings the app up to version 2.0 with new features, alongside fixes and improvements to existing features. This Nova Launcher (not the Prime) still remains free for download and will run on devices with Android 4.0 or later.

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Currently, there’s a massive list of changes and new options that has arrived with the 2.3MB update. To begin with those who own the premium Nova Launcher Prime App, these paying users can now customize the size of icons for app shortcuts, and will also be able to perform swipe actions on any of those icons.

Some of the other changes include custom wallpaper cropping, the option to increase maximum desktop grid size, a never-ending scroll drawer setting, an alphabetical list drawer style, and also a setting to bring small icons to the dock.

“Otherwise, those in the U.S. with a Galaxy S II will now be able to force wallpaper scrolling. Moving over to the fixes and we have improvements dealing with scrolling performance, lower overall memory usage and an “Aggressive Desktop Setting (keep in memory)” option which is described as follows; “Retrieve Running Apps” used for Aggressive Desktop and warning when multiple launchers are running,” the Android Community report states.

The new version includes the following:

  • Custom Icon Size (Prime)
  • Swipe actions on any desktop icon (Prime)
  • Custom wallpaper cropping
  • Increase maximum desktop grid size
  • Infinite Scroll Drawer Setting
  • Alphabetical list drawer style
  • Small Icons Dock Setting
  • Force wallpaper scrolling on USA SGS2
  • Aggressive Desktop Setting (Keep in memory)*
  • Lower memory usage
  • Improve scrolling performance
  • Fixes, optimizations and tuning

Basically, the Nova Launcher 2.0 update is offering some notable changes for both the free and the paid version of the app, with the two new Prime (paid) features enough to convince a few interested users to pay the $4.00 purchase price and take full advantage of all the provided features.

“Nova launcher has quickly ascended to the throne as the go-to launcher for those on Android 4.0 and higher, and that’s for good reason. No other Holo-based launcher is touching its list of features and customization options, and the app is backed by one of the most active developers you’ll find in the Play Store,” Quentyn Kennemer of Phandroid writes.

Here are the links to the free and prime versions of the app

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