NOVA Posts on XDA

Nova is an open-source video player for phones, tablets, and Android TV

Finding the perfect media player on the platform you like to enjoy watching or listening to content on can be a pain in the butt. I remember this being such a hassle on the desktop PC until VLC came around, and now most of the people in the know either use it or MPC-HC. Then people...

Huawei Announces the nova 2 and nova 2 plus with the Kirin 659

Huawei officially announced the nova 2 and nova 2 plus phones. This time the Chinese OEM decided to ditch the hardware design reminiscent of the Nexus 6P. Instead, the nova 2 and nova 2 plus are designed more like the iPhone.  Given the main market where these two phones will be sold in (China), it's unsurprising to see...

Opinion: The Problem with Default Launchers and Why OEMs Should Take Pointers from Alternatives like Nova

On my desk, I have a multitude of devices from different manufacturers, with different price tags and some running vastly different software. They all have one thing in common, and that’s their homescreen setup. The homescreen is undoubtedly one of the most essential components of the Android experience; from the most casual of users to the...

Recreate the 2016 Nexus Launcher on Nova

Some awesome changes are coming to the Nexus Launcher soon and an APK of the official version has been leaked. However many people use custom launchers like Nova but still like the look of the Nexus launcher. In this video, Zach will show us how to recreate the look of the new nexus launcher using...

Tutorial: Recreate The New Nexus Launcher’s Appearance in Nova

Earlier today the world was treated to a sneak peek at the new Nexus launcher which is believed to be coming with the 2016 Nexus phones. This new launcher added a chevron to open the app drawer and a shortcut to Google Now at the top of the homescreen. Now thanks to some incredibly quick...

Tutorial: Clear Drawer For Nova Launcher

Today we are going to be looking at how to setup the clear drawer look on your app drawer. We will be using Nova launcher, a few custom icon packs and a custom clock widget. Marcos has made this video for XDA TV that will take you step by step to achieve this awesome look. This...

Hold The Hype: Google’s MVNO & The Nexus 6

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal set the internet abuzz with reports that the Nexus 6 will be the sole device supported by the new mobile network Google is set to launch in the coming weeks. The ensuing re-posts and speculation seized on the notion of an ultra-exclusive carrier, but what do we know...

SF Launcher 2: Material Design, Further Googlified

I've been using Nova Launcher for 3 years. I've had to test multiple launchers for our XDA link sharing system, and they always ended up in app heaven a few minutes after verifying they weren't bogus or malicious. There is something you just cannot beat about the simplicity of Nova, which takes Android to its...