Well, it was only a matter of time. With new vivid colors, smooth animations and so called “layer” effect on Android L, some people might be willing to update to the latest version of developer build android by flashing ROMs. Well we don’t suggest you do that without expecting tons of bugs at this stage. Instead, you can just download Nova Launcher developed by TeslaCoil. If you’re a fan of the Holo Kitkat look and are now using launchers like Apex Launcher, Holo Launcher or Nova Launcher which provide a pure android like Holo look to your device, you should now make jump to the latest version of Nova which has added new app animations, search bar, app drawer icon, and folder preview.
You can’t expect it to ditto the original Android L but it definitely is one step closer to the new “Material Design”. Some of the changes seen are:
– Selecting the L animation option will cause apps to pop out from the bottom of the screen upon selection and return when exiting (nicely summarized as “Slide Up” in Nova’s settings). (Settings > Look and Feel > App Animation > Slide Up)
– Users can swap out that KitKat app drawer for a flat, solid white L one.
– Nova’s L setting arranges the folders into a nice line. (Settings > Folders > Folder Preview > Line)
– “L” style search bar. (Settings > Desktop > Personal Search Bar > L )
Other fixes and optimizations.