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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gjkiii, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. gjkiii

    gjkiii Member
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    If I install the nova launcher when I receive my phone will I lose anything cool from the stock launcher? Thank you.

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  2. Lona808

    Lona808 Well-Known Member

    You will lose the transparent navigation and status bars, and you will also lose the Google Now page, along with the "Ok Google" hotword.
  3. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Android Enthusiast

    I know Nova is running beta translucent bar, do we know when that's going live permanently?
  4. steveu694

    steveu694 Android Enthusiast

    I'm running beta on my Nexus 7. It's very stable.
  5. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I run Nova Launcher and, while I'm looking forward to the pdate, I don't feel I'm missing anything important. OK Google is cute, but a battery suck. ;)
  6. Lona808

    Lona808 Well-Known Member

    I'm experiencing great battery life with OK Google. But I turn off location history and trackins and auto sync, etc. Basically nothing runs without me doing it manually.
  7. Ranhead

    Ranhead Android Enthusiast

    +1 ..... stable on N5 too
  8. Gekko

    Gekko Android Expert

    if you use black wallpaper you can't tell the difference. it looks translucent.
  9. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert

    I am using Nova (beta) on my N5 and have been using Nova on my Gnex for 2 years. And I also use Go SMS instead of Hangouts.

    Google is starting to get a little pushy with its apps. To many for my liking.
    Who needs hangouts and G+,, GEEZ..:p
  10. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Android Enthusiast

    Notification bar was fixed last night with Nova's update.

    The navigation bar (where the home button back buttons are) has not been fixed.

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The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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