Newest Nova launcher beta intros a Lollipop-themed app drawer and circle animation

Tired of waiting for Lollipop to hit your handset any time soon? Well, you can get a pretty good approximation with third-party apps and launchers, save for the 64-bit changes under the hood, and all that. As usual, the most popular Android launchers out there are the first to redress themselves in the new Google Material Design style, and what more popular launcher than Nova.

Nova's beta channel just outed its latest 3.3beta1 update, and with it comes a self-styled Lollipop app drawer, which can be switched on from Nova Settings > Drawer > Show Pages as Cards, and appears with a cool circle animation. Nova is already updated with the general sweet graphics vibe of Android 5.0 when it comes to animations, icons and folders, as well as search, so the new app drawer style fits in that paradigm perfectly. Hit the source link below, if you want to give the latest beta a shot.



1. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I have the prime version and I can't wait to get the official update. Good job !

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Looks ugly. Am so glad I have TouchWiz.

3. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Said no one ever...

4. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010


9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Look at the sales! Supraman21. That's where the meat is!!

13. Browns5127

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 23, 2015

Touchwiz, honestly?

6. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm not a fan of the white card in the app drawer. Luckily this can be changed in Nova, unlike stock Lollipop. And Nova allows folders in the app drawer, something that Google thinks we don't need. Very Apple-ish attitude if you ask me.

10. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

thank god for the oneplus one,i dont have one but will be definately getting two for me and wifey next year

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow!!! Great!!!

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The official android 5.0 for the Nexus 10 doesn't even have this new app drawer. I wonder why. The old one looks more intensive graphically. Strange how they would leave it out on the Nexus 10.

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