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Nova Launcher Beta Updates to Version 2.0+, Contains Massive Changelog

We here at DL support third party launchers. One of our all time favorite launchers, Nova Launcher, has a beta version that received a major update over the weekend. In fact, there is such a long list of features that I will have to use a page break. Here I go. 

Some of the more intriguing things we see in the changelog are re-sizable icons, quite a few “under the hood” improvements, and folder background transparency options. Feel free to scroll through and see what is new.

2.0beta3 Dec 16, 2012

  • Fix expand notifications on 4.2
  • Fix dock as overlay
  • Fix dock infinite scroll
  • Fix disabled wallpaper scrolling
  • Big Grid lab now works for dock size
  • Fix folder bg not saving
  • Fix FCs

2.0beta2 Dec 15, 2012

  • Public Beta
  • Icons and folders:
  • * Icon resizing (Prime)
  • * Swipe up action on desktop icon (Prime)
  • * Use app icon as custom icon
  • * Swipe to open folder, tap for custom action
  • * Disc background for folder icons
  • * Folder background transparency
  • * Support iconmask and shader in icon themes
  • * Updated Nova Action icons
  • * Bigger grid size options
  • Drawer Settings:
  • * Isolate tabs
  • * Infinite scroll
  • * Remember position
  • * List style
  • * Auto close
  • Dock:
  • * Auto close
  • * Use small icons
  • Wallpaper:
  • * Crop to portrait/landscape or full
  • * Wallpaper scrolling on USA SGS2
  • Under the hood:
  • * Aggressive Desktop (Keep in memory)
  • * Merge Android 4.2 changes
  • * Faster load times
  • * Reduce memory usage
  • * Default on for UI Lock, widget async and widget cache
  • * Expandable “Advanced” in Settings menus
  • * Custom activity background instead of banded gradient

If any of the things you see on here sound like fun, then you can download the apk and install it as you would any third party app. If you feel like waiting for it to hit Google Play, you won’t have to wait too long for that to take place.

Download: 2.0Beta3.apk

Via: XDA

Cheers Justin, Albert, Corey!

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