Today Nova Launcher 5.0 Stable version is released with Pixel like feature. Earlier Nova Launcher 5.0 Beta was released back in September. This version comes with some features of Android 7.1 Nougat Features, the new stable version also includes some bug fixes and optimization.
Nova Launcher 5.0 features Android 7.1 Nougat app shortcuts (even on Lollipop and Marshmallow) like Pixel-like Google Search Bar, search view, with tabs for Frequent, Recent and New/Updated apps, New double-tap-swipe gestures, Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts, Dock backgrounds to draw under navigation bar, Quick start which easily change major settings with a single tap and many more.
New Features in Nova Launcher 5.0
- Swipe to open drawer (a la Pixel Launcher)
- New Pixel style searchbar
- New search view, with tabs for Frequent, Recent and New/Updated apps
- New “Timeout” screen lock method
- New double-tap-swipe gestures
- Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts
- Dock backgrounds to draw under navbar
- Quick start to easily change major settings (Nova Settings > Backup > Quick start)
If you want to use these new features go play store and download the nova Launcher 5.0 Stable version.