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  1. anon(9947084)'s Avatar
    I have always been a Nova Launcher user, but in the past I have noticed that minor features that worked on Touch Wiz can become disabled.
    I was wondering from anyone who switched to Nova on the N8... Have you noticed any features not working?

    I also wonder what everybody's thoughts are on performance. My note 8 after 4 weeks is still smooth as butter. I haven't minded being without nova, except for a few customizations.
    My concern is... do you think changing the launcher hinders the performance of a device?
    11-04-2017 08:14 AM
  2. KruseLudsMobile's Avatar
    I have always been a Nova Launcher user, but in the past I have noticed that minor features that worked on Touch Wiz can become disabled.
    I was wondering from anyone who switched to Nova on the N8... Have you noticed any features not working?

    I also wonder what everybody's thoughts are on performance. My note 8 after 4 weeks is still smooth as butter. I haven't minded being without nova, except for a few customizations.
    My concern is... do you think changing the launcher hinders the performance of a device?
    I only use the Nova launcher - for several years. Runs lightning fast on the Note 8.
    11-04-2017 08:17 AM
  3. erwaso's Avatar
    Don't know if anything that gets disabled except for swipe left for Bixby. Which I don't use
    11-04-2017 10:14 AM
  4. tatootie67's Avatar
    Same here. Nova is the first app to get installed. Superior to the stock launcher. The 2nd thing i do when setting up a new phone is enable the double tap to sleep gesture.
    11-04-2017 10:15 AM
  5. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    Note 8 is the first Android phone of mine where I haven't used Nova or AL yet. Touchwiz works great for now. When I get bored and want to play with icon packs(have over 50 on my phone), then I'll switch over.
    Jesus Delgadillo likes this.
    11-04-2017 10:41 AM
  6. Lepa79's Avatar
    I have Nova Prime but didn't install it on Note 8 and not planning to do so. Phone runs great as is and don't miss Nova Prime at all.
    gyounk, bassjo, polbit and 4 others like this.
    11-04-2017 10:41 AM
  7. fabris40's Avatar
    I have Nova Prime but didn't install it on Note 8 and not planning to do so. Phone runs great as is and don't miss Nova Prime at all.
    I am in complete agreement.
    vnmous1 likes this.
    11-04-2017 11:05 AM
  8. creekwater1482's Avatar
    Running Nova launcher. Set up right after purchasing phone so haven't messed with TouchWiz at all. Someone else mentioned, no swipe for bixby. Performance seems fast and smooth to me...no complaints. I may switch launchers up though, like some variety from time to time. Have run arrow launcher (now Microsoft launcher) and that was ok. Think the N8 is a beast regardless of what's on board.
    11-04-2017 03:13 PM
  9. Dooki's Avatar
    took 48 hours before Nova was installed. tw is so much better than it used to be, but no home screen looping was big issue and widgets cannot all be resized. plus gestures.
    reinbeau likes this.
    11-04-2017 03:21 PM
  10. anon(9947084)'s Avatar
    took 48 hours before Nova was installed. tw is so much better than it used to be, but no home screen looping was big issue and widgets cannot all be resized. plus gestures.
    Yes, gestures and widgets are big ones. I also like being able to run my home screen and app drawer in landscape.
    DudeThatsErin likes this.
    11-04-2017 04:02 PM
  11. eshropshire's Avatar
    Yes, gestures and widgets are big ones. I also like being able to run my home screen and app drawer in landscape.
    Fully agree. I tried to go without Nova Prime for 72 hours. TW is better, but does not give you the fine control over the look and feel of the phone. Plus the gestures add so much to my user experience.
    11-04-2017 09:17 PM
  12. bassjo's Avatar
    Yep, I also have Nova Prime and have installed it a couple of times on this device but after mucking around with it and the extra apps I have to download just to get the same functionality I have straight out of the box with the Note 8 I end up removing it and it's accompanying apps. I find that TouchWiz this go around is MUCH smoother and nicer looking than ever and I'm going to stick with it for now.
    11-05-2017 06:08 AM
  13. Clarisac's Avatar
    Thanks, i have the same problem
    11-05-2017 06:12 AM
  14. Gareee's Avatar
    Its all still lightening fast here. I love being able to make the navigation panel disappear and transparent to utilize the entire screen, and I'm used to using a scrollable set of folders on the bottom for organising everything neatly.

    If I recall, on he note 4 there were some widgets that were touchwiz only... I'm not sure if thats the case on the note 8 though.

    After a month of use of the note 8 and nova prime, I'm still in love with the phone!
    anon(9947084) likes this.
    11-05-2017 09:43 AM
  15. DamianP's Avatar
    I love Nova on the Note 8 more than stock TouchWiz. you can still use the theme engine, and it's lightning fast for me after a month.
    11-05-2017 10:22 AM
  16. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Just switched to Nova prime after nearly 2 months of ownership. Might switch back to stock as both are excellent.
    11-05-2017 10:31 AM
  17. kirksucks's Avatar
    I think the weather widget and a couple of other Samsung widgets are gone in Nova. Also you can't use the motion effect for wallpapers.
    mgbosshogg likes this.
    11-05-2017 10:41 AM
  18. DamianP's Avatar
    you do get the ability to use swipe left to Google now on Nova which I use and love.
    11-05-2017 10:43 AM
  19. pianomanss87's Avatar
    I was using Action Launcher but noticed it caused some lag on my Note 8. Switched to Computer Launcher. Like it a lot and there is no lag
    11-05-2017 07:51 PM
  20. pdqgp's Avatar
    Same here. Nova is the first app to get installed.

    This. Hands down the best launcher on Android.
    pkguy323 likes this.
    11-06-2017 09:04 AM
  21. GadgetMomma's Avatar
    I love Nova. I haven't been on Android in years, but it was still the first app I downloaded as soon as I got my Note 8
    11-06-2017 11:11 AM
  22. srayjacobs's Avatar
    I use Nova on ever phone or tablet I have owned for the last 7 years until the Note 8. I still have it installed, but I like the looks of TouchWiz better so I use it more .
    11-06-2017 11:30 AM
  23. Methos1979's Avatar
    I was a dedicated Nova user on my last phone (Note 3) for five years and loved it. But ever time I get a new phone I try really hard to make due with as many of the stock apps as I can. I used TouchWiz for a few weeks and found it to be a decent enough launcher to the point I was considering keeping it. But there is a gap at the top of the screen with TW that drove me crazy that I could not configure my way out of with widgets (no real re-sizing) so I went back to Nova gladly. I now love having my gesture launching back along with much better configuration abilities. The only thing I truly miss about TW was the cool 3D effect of the wallpaper and widgets. That was neat. I have noticed no difference in performance between the two.
    11-06-2017 06:53 PM
  24. reinbeau's Avatar
    Error
    11-06-2017 08:51 PM
  25. Jaylou8302's Avatar
    How do you swipe left to scroll for Google?
    https://9to5google.com/2017/06/14/no...w-integration/
    reinbeau and windows in jazz like this.
    11-06-2017 11:29 PM
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