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Thank you to everyone who entered, and shoutouts to Nova for their continued success and domination of the custom launcher field on Google Play!


December 13th, 2011 was a time in Android where customization of devices was completely different from what it is today. While there were things that could be done, replacement homescreen launchers weren’t really something you saw much of. There might have been a couple, but that was it. Today, there are a ton of them, but one that truly stands out above all the rest is Nova Launcher, which happens to be turning 6 years old today.

That’s right. Six years ago today Kevin Barry made the first commit to Nova Launcher and made it public to the world. It’s been a long and actually quite successful six years for Nova Launcher as just recently they joined the 50 million downloads club and is going just as strong as ever. The Nova team is constantly pumping out new updates and testing and adding new features that their users want and enjoy.

Nova Launcher offers a ton of customization to make your homescreen do just about anything you want it to do and to look just about any way you want it to look. There are gestures for allowing you to easily access so many things that you use on a daily basis, widgets to give you all the information about things such as your inbox, weather, battery life and more.

A Few Nova Launcher Features

Icon Themes – Find thousands of icon themes for Nova Launcher on the Play Store
Subgrid positioning – Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells
Color controls – for labels, folders, unread badges, drawer tabs and backgrounds
Customize App Drawer – Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
Improved Widget Drawer – Widgets grouped by app makes it much faster to use
Infinite scroll – Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continuously
Backup/Restore – Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings
Scrollable Dock – Create multiple docks and scroll between them
Widgets in dock – Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4×1 music player widget
Import Layout – No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone.
Fast – Nova Launcher is highly optimized to do it’s work quickly and quietly, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers.

What makes it all that much better is that Nova Launcher is a free to use app that gives you most of the features you would want or need. There is a paid version, Nova Launcher Prime, that is available for $4.99 USD and opens up a few more features and options such as notification badges, the gestures that I mentioned above and a few others.

It’s hard to believe that this launcher has been around for only six years as of today, as I started using it June 9th, 2012 which seems like forever ago. Now to think I’ve been working for the company for just over two years now and couldn’t be happier with where the app is and what all it offers to the user.

As stated, Nova Launcher is constantly being updated with new features and one thing we always recommend here at Android Unfiltered is that you support the developers who provide these updates to the apps you use on a daily basis. So if you haven’t done so already go grab yourself a copy of Nova Launcher Prime as we promise that you won’t be disappointed.

Win 1 Of 20 Promo Codes For Nova Launcher Prime

And exclusively here at Android Unfiltered to help celebrate the 6th birthday of Nova Launcher, we’re going to give away 20 promo codes that you can get Nova Launcher Prime for FREE! Just hit the widget below and get yourself entered. You have one week and we ask that you use a valid email address so we can contact you if you win with promo code for you to redeem.

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Nova Launcher
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Nova Launcher Prime
Price: $4.99
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