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Question Will you stick with the stock launcher?

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crankshaft

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Jan 13, 2007
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Google Pixel 6
I've been a huge fan of Nova Launcher for years, every time I get a new phone I give the stock launcher a try but end up back with Nova.

Can the stock launcher compete? Does it have any Pixel only features that might change my mind?

Ta
 

lwinstead

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May 4, 2011
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Jamestown
Google Pixel 6
I've been a HUGE Nova fan for a long time, and if I'm honest, I'll be switching to it very quickly once my Pixel6 comes in. In the last version, when they officially dropped support for the TeslaUnread plugin, I knew the product had lost it's special sauce. Nonetheless, it remains the most customizable and best-featured launcher I've found. And if you're rooted, its just that much more useable. But DAMN....it sure sucks that I can't have PROPER unread count badges on my apps.
 

crankshaft

Senior Member
Jan 13, 2007
763
105
Google Pixel 6
I've been a HUGE Nova fan for a long time, and if I'm honest, I'll be switching to it very quickly once my Pixel6 comes in. In the last version, when they officially dropped support for the TeslaUnread plugin, I knew the product had lost it's special sauce. Nonetheless, it remains the most customizable and best-featured launcher I've found. And if you're rooted, its just that much more useable. But DAMN....it sure sucks that I can't have PROPER unread count badges on my apps.
I'm not fussed about unread counts, don't really have any, urgh that makes me sound lonely! But this is the first time I'm using Nova without the nav bar so getting used to gestures. Liking it so far
 

arsenal74

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Nov 23, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
I used to use Nova all time, never even bothered setting up the home screen on stock, since android 11 though I had to change that as the experience with 3rd party launchers is not longer good enough for me.

Gestures stopped working properly and I like gestures, yes they still work but lots of animation quirks and other stuff that depending on your device make for a generally inferior experience to stock. Just IMO of course.

If I was a launcher developer I'd be fuming with Google.
 

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    I've been a huge fan of Nova Launcher for years, every time I get a new phone I give the stock launcher a try but end up back with Nova.

    Can the stock launcher compete? Does it have any Pixel only features that might change my mind?

    Ta
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    Have to say, I spent about 15 minutes with it then installed Nova!!!
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    Probably not, the stock launcher is pretty basic in terms of customisation.

    I like the option to have different icon shapes and density tbh
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    I'm probably going try it for a while, but will probably go back to Niagara Launcher.
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    Nova FTW! I can't wait to the Kinda Coral arrives so I can put my fingers on it.