Nova Launcher Beta gets painted with Lollipop-themed animations and app icons


Nova is arguably the most popular third-party launcher in the Play Store, and for a good reason - it is light, stuffed to the gills with functionality, and always swift with updates and improvements. Add to these timely visual overhauls, as the beta version of Nova Launcher now comes with a bunch of Android 5.0 Lollipop icon and animations lookalikes, just as it did when KitKat was outed.

Thus, if you can't wait until your carrier and phone manufacturer coalesce around the Lollipop update, you can at least get the looks now, if not the full new functionality of Android 5.0. What you will be getting is Lollipop Circle Folder animation, Scroll indicator, and icon themes for the Calculator, Clock, Downloads, Email, Dialer, Settings and SMS. As usual, the goods are still in the Nova Launcher Beta version, which you can download by signing into their G+ community from the source link below.

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8 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Waiting for Google Now update.

2. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Or you just flash the Google Now laucher from lollipop... It can be found on XDA...

3. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I have the paid version and got the update with all the goods last night so no need for the beta version.

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Can anyone recommend me some good launchers for tablet???

7. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Nova is good for tablets. If you don't agree, what would make it better in terms of features? There are more personal preferences involved here than actual features.

5. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Beta? The final version containing these features is already out.

6. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 2010

My Lolipop build had Google Now laucher on it. While I did have it on KitKat (which means it could have just imported it over), I am pretty sure in the setup, not the restore, it asked if I wanted to use it. ps. At first I found Lollipop ugly, but I have gotten used to it and man the functionality is pretty smooth. =)

8. bobbybogz

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

What clock widget is that

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