Nova Launcher 3.1 update now available to all, introduces fancy new app drawer animations and search


Nova Launcher Circle animation

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Last week we told you guys about a new Nova Launcher Beta update that, in addition to introducing search in the app drawer, brought along some sleek new drawer animations as well. Looks like everything checked out because today, that update is now officially out of beta and available to everyone via the Google Play Store.

As a refresher, users can expect fancy new app drawer animations like Circle, Slide Up, Zoom, and Fade. Just keep in mind that the developer has noticed some issues with the circle animation not behaving properly on a few devices, in which case you may not see the option if your device wasn’t released this year (Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 to name a few). In most cases, TeslaCoil says the circle animation should be working fine for 2014 flagships.

Users can also set a gesture action to open up the app drawer search, useful if you prefer finding your apps via that method. Of course, the usual bug fixes and improved memory usage have all the made the cut, so stop waiting and update/download Nova Launcher 3.1 via the Play Store link below.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Sweet!

  2. What is the clock / weather widget in the article pic?

    1. HD Widgets.

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