During this year’s Google I/O, the Android team threw everyone for a loop with the release of the Android L Developer Preview. Meant to help developers get up and running with the next version of Android and its all new Material Design, the preview wasn’t exactly meant to be used as a daily driver.
Still, there were many that had already found themselves smitten with its minimalist good looks and even though there weren’t too many changes in the launcher (at least not in the preview), there were small enough changes made that developer TeslaCoil saw it as the perfect time to update his app.
In an update that rolled out to the Nova Launcher Beta a few weeks ago, TeslaCoil introduced a few new key UI elements brought over from the L preview. Guess everything checked out, as these new Android L tweaks are now officially available in the stable version on Google Play. Users can look forward to vertical “L” folder previews, an “L” app drawer icon, “L” app transitions, as well as the usual optimizations and bug fixes. Even a whiter Google Search widget made the cut, not available in the Developer Preview, but shown off onstage during Google I/O.
Once downloaded, you can further complete the Android L look by downloading a Moonshine icon pack or system-wide themes for ROMs like Cyanogen. You can grab the latest update to Nova Launcher by following the Google Play link below.