New Nova Launcher with sprinkles of Jelly Bean goes beta

by: Bams SadewoAugust 8, 2012

When you’re getting bored by your phone, or at least by how it looks, installing third-party launchers – instead of going to a phone relationship counselor – is a more practical solution to bring the love back. One popular option to consider is the Nova Launcher, which has just been updated by TeslaCoil Software to accommodate some Jelly Bean goodness.

The Jelly Bean-based version of Nova Launcher is now available as a public beta. If you’re wondering why it’s worth the shout out, it’s because the older version was based on the almost ancient (I kid) Ice Cream Sandwich. Here’s the full change log:

  • Merge jellybean launcher
    • Automatic desktop rearrangement
    • Automatic widget resize
    • Fling to delete
    • Smoother
  •  Import settings from other launchers (Stock, Samsung, HTC, Moto, Trebuchet, Apex)
  • Custom Drawer grid size
  • Add Info/Uninstall to quick menu, better centering and scrolling
  • Update JB Icon Theme for Moto ICS
  • Fix FCs

You need to have Nova Launcher 1.2.2 installed (and run ICS) before you can download the beta. Once it’s installed, click “Nova Launcher 1.2.2 (check for updates)”, setting , Beta, and then hit the Update button.  As is the case with all things beta, expect to see minor bumps and imperfections here and there.

Will you stick with version 1.2.2 of Nova Launcher or make the jump to beta?

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  • balducien

    Read article, 20 seconds later running new beta

  • Tornalca

    Icon and widgets redraw issues on S3 Running Jelly bean version I9300XXDLH8 and I9300XXDLH7. Add icons and widget on a light background to see this. Running the beta now and still the same issue. One icon in particular that has a huge black border is Facebook. After transition effect finishes the icon quickly flashes from with black border to standard icon. Hope this makes sense.