Android N Preview v2.0 rolls out a new app folder design, Nova Launcher is quick to match it
By Mihai A.
Apr 14, 2016, 6:38 PM
The beta version of Nova Launcher, one of the most popular launchers for Android devices, has been updated to include an app folder redesign based on a small visual change that Google rolled out in the second Android N developer preview.
Yesterday, Google published a second Android N Developer Preview. In this update, the highlight features are a low-level 3D rendering engine called Vulkan and launcher shortcuts. However, that's not all that Android N Preview v2.0 brought. A closer look at the update uncovers that app folders have received an interesting redesign.
While the original Android N Preview maintained the classic design with stacked app icons, in the second Android N Preview, app folders now show the corners or the edges of the app icons. If you want to get the same look on your Android device, you can now do this by installing beta version of Nova Launcher. In case you're already part of the beta program, make sure that you're running the latest update.
Although the change is certainly not a major one, it's very interesting to note that the developers behind Nova Launcher needed less than a day to implement the new feature.
To enable the new app folder design, just head on over to the Nova Launcher settings screen, go to the Folders section, and you should see "Android N" listed as an option in the folder layout setting.
Android N App Folder Design
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