Nova Launcher for Ice Cream Sandwich reaches Beta v14 (now installs as an APK file)


In the Android world installing an alternative homescreen replacement is quite a trend and with the launch of the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, guys at Teslacoil known for their development of the WidgetLocker Lockscreen developed Nova Launcher.

Nova Launcher although in beta stages is functional enough for a daily use and with the new update you wont need to flash it via CWM as an package.  You can just simply download the APK file and install it like any other Android application.

Change log Beta14 – Feb 9 2012:

  • Widgets-in-drawer with just root/Superuser access, system-app not required
  • Attempt to fix widgets-not-updating after a restore. (May need a backup/restore from beta14 to fix if you were already having this issue)
  • Fix infinite scroll with two pages
  • Fix card stack and other scroll effects on tablet
  • Fix widget FC on buggy leaked 4.0.3 roms (Rezound, maybe others)
  • Fix other misc FCs
  • Fix icon bluriness when switching DPIs
  • Fix dock moving on home button press when it shouldn’t
  • Updated translations
  • Cleanup
How to install the new update:
1) App Drawer > Menu > Nova Settings > Scroll down to “Nova beta, Check for updates…”
2) Manually install the NovaLauncher_beta.apk from above. (No need to do the again).
Get the APK file from the our source link below.