Update 8/27/14: The new features are now out of beta and available to everyone, just 5 days after the beta release.
Nova users, there's some good stuff happening in the beta channel, so if you're not already aboard that ship, now's a good time to jump on. Today's beta update is a good example of why: it brings some killer new transition animations and app drawer search for those who just have too many pages of apps to swipe through (*cough* Artem *cough*).
That's just one example of the new animations, as the update also includes slide up, zoom, and fade options. The circle reveal choice is definitely super clean.
If you want to get the latest features and whatnot before they're available in the main app, head here to join the beta community. After that, you're good to grab the latest and get these tasty new features.