Nova Launcher has received a new beta update earlier this week, pushing the custom Android skin’s version to 5.5-beta7 and introducing a new feature allowing users to replace the dock search bar inspired by Android Oreo with a different widget. The latest update also includes additional unspecified optimizations and fixes, and users who may want to participate in the beta testing and acquire the latest build can do so by signing up for the program through the Google Play Store. However, it should be noted that the latest update is being rolled out in phases and it will appear in the Play Store in some regions before others.
The latest Nova Launcher 5.5-beta7 release follows version 5.4 which was introduced in early September, as well as version 5.5 which was released only a few days later. Version 5.5 continued to receive new incremental updates, with the previous 5.5-beta3 build launching in mid-October when it introduced additional Oreo-inspired features such as improved adaptive icons. Android smartphone users who want to gain access to the latest Nova Launcher beta build can either download it from the Play Store where available or sideload it directly from its developer TeslaCoil’s website.