Nov 19th, 2014

Nova Launcher 3.3 Beta 1 update

The last time we heard from Nova Launcher it was adding Lollipop-style folders late last month with promises of app drawer “cards” down the road. It seems that time has come. Well, somewhat. Developer Kevin Barry posted the new Nova Launcher 3.3 Beta 1 to his Google+ Community page this morning with an all new opaque, card-style app drawer. Just like you’d find on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Google Now launcher.

The opening animation isn’t quite as smooth as you’ll find it on L, but it’s close enough. You’ll probably need to tweak some additional settings if you’re shooting for the complete Lollipop look. Our advice? Changing the scroll effect to “none” and tab style to “small tabs.” After that, you should have a launcher that’s nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

You can download the latest beta right here.