Nova Launcher 5.1 introduces Dynamic Badges - a new way to peek at notifications. The feature picks relevant images from notifications and shows them to you (next to an app's icon) instead of just showing numbers. So, for example, instead of seeing that you have 3 new messages, Dynamic Badges lets you see from whom these messages are, without opening the Messenger app - check out the image on the left.
Other new things: the updated Nova Launcher plays nice with system level themes on Samsung and Huawei phones, while also including some minor fixes for Samsung's Galaxy S8.
As a side note, a beta build of Nova Launcher 5.1 has been available since March. However, being a beta version, this was unstable, and you had to join an opt-in beta testing program to download it.
The final, non-beta Nova Launcher 5.1 can be downloaded by everyone from Google Play via the source link below.
source: Google Play
Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013
Dynamic Badges is an awesome idea But I wish it could keep those badges until read, even if you dismiss the notification
posted on May 04, 2017, 10:47 PM 4
I am glad they give you the option to turn it off for specific applications.
posted on May 05, 2017, 2:05 AM 0
According to info on the Playstore: Unread counts are natively supported for the most popular chat and email apps, such as Hangouts, Whatsapp and all the apps shown in the screenshot. Additionally on Android 4.3+ TeslaUnread can watch the notification bar to extract unread counts from virtually any app. So Tesla does work for most apps, but only supported apps have an accurate number.
posted on May 05, 2017, 7:24 AM 0
Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 10, 2017
I've been beta testing it since March and on my phone it does keep it until I've read it. Irrespective of the notification being there or not.
posted on May 05, 2017, 2:29 AM 1
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