Nova Launcher continues to let you emulate the Google Now Launcher while enjoying a plethora of customizations options. The newest version brings Lollipop animations and icons, along with a few tweaks to the existing functionality.

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Here's the full changelog for v3.2.

  • Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings - Folder - Transition Animation)
  • Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings - Desktop - Scroll Indicator)
  • Lollipop Icon Theme for Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Downloads, Email, Dialer, Settings and SMS (Settings - Look Feel - Icon Theme)
  • Preview of scroll effects in Settings
  • Optimizations and fixes

The use of Lollipop animations in Nova is particularly cool. The developer explains on Google+ he was able to create a folder animation that would work on all 4.0+ devices. The same technique might bring more Lollipop style to Nova in future updates as well. Nova will also look more like Lollipop when it's not moving thanks to an updated icon set.

Otherwise you're looking at the usual assortment of fixes and improvements. I will note the scroll effect previews are pretty neat. It saves you from backing all the way out of the settings to decide if the one you've chosen is flashy or just obnoxious.

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