The beta version of Nova Launcher, which now supports the "Okay, Google" hotword
, has just been updated with some of the Material Design looks and animations, which come straight from the upcoming L release of Android. Version 3.0.2beta1 of the popular Android launcher sports a number of brand new visual goodies – not only animations, but folder previews as well. Additionally, the app has been fine-tuned and optimized to run on the already-released Android L preview.
Here's the full changelog:
- "L” Folder Preview (Nova Settings – Folder – Folder Preview – Line)
- “L” App Drawer Icon (Long-press app drawer – Edit – Tap Icon – All white icon under “Built-in”)
- “L” App Animation (Nova Settings – Look and Feel – App Animation – Slide Up)
- Minor tuning for running on Android L Dev Preview
- Optimizations and bug fixes
This way, those of you who don't own a Nexus device (which is the only way to experience Android L at the moment
), might still treat themselves to some of its visual tidbits. Still, if you want to give these new Nova features a try, you have to follow the source link and become a Nova Launcher beta tester. After you've done so, you should snatch the beta version of the app from Google Play
. Of course, if you are already toting the regular Nova Launcher on your device, the beta will land on your device by updating your existing app. This said, it's important to say that Nova Launcher's beta version might not be as stable as the final one - expect an issue here or there.
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Download: Nova Launcher (Android
Nova Launcher Beta screenshots
source: Nova Launcher Beta (1
) via Android Authority