Over the course of the past few months, there have been two important changes on the Android launcher front. The first was the announcement of the Google Pixel and its still exclusive launcher back in October. Then came news last month that the Google Now Launcher is being removed from the Play Store this month. This latter bit of news has caused a lot of questions in the Android community with users looking for alternative launchers. That’s were Nova Launcher comes into the picture.
While there are literally dozens of launchers in the Play Store, Nova Launcher remains one of the most loved and used. But is it the best? That’s going to depend on what you want and expect out of a launcher. If you like seemingly endless configuration and customization, you would be hard pressed to find anything better than Nova. There are a huge number of configuration changes you can make in the launcher, from how your App Drawer is accessed, presented and even your icons for apps. It is truly impressive and even if you just want to run things “out of the box” with Nova, you likely won’t be disappointed.