Yahoo Aviate

The Yahoo Aviate launcher for Android got updated today in the Google Play Store with a number of new features, chief among theme some new search functions that should make it easy to search for things directly on a smartphone homescreen.

Yahoo states:

Search on Aviate is your gateway to your apps, contacts and the Web, with Web results powered by Yahoo. Aviate will display all your search results directly on your homescreen, so you won't have to open a browser or separate window. This initial release is for English-speaking users in the U.S., but we look forward to bringing Search to more Aviators soon.

Live wallpapers are also supported with this new release, and the app now works with the Nexus 6 smartphone. Finally, the app has some unnamed bug fixes and performance improvements.