Even before the official announcement of Android Lollipop (actually, even before we knew it was a lollipop), we expected to see most of the apps adapt its Material Design and several other features before its official launch in the next few weeks. One such app that has done this is Nova Launcher in its latest update. Some loyal users consider this the best launcher app yet, and they will be happy to know that the update brings with it several Lollipop-esque features they can already enjoy.

The developer was able to adapt some of the expected features from Lollipop like the circle folder animation, scroll indicators, and even the icon theme applied to the calculator, clock, contacts, downloads, email, dialer, settings and SMS. While it may not be exactly the same as the Lollipop, this is still a preview of what your smartphone will look like once the new Android update has rolled out. Kevin Barry from TeslaCoil, the developer of the app, says that he is also working on getting a Lollipop app drawer animation, but it will be part of the next phase.

What he was able to do though is to adapt all these features even to devices that are running Android 4.0, instead of the usual 4.3 and above that most apps who adapted the Material Design have been able to do. This is good news to those device owners who don’t want to let go of their legacy devices yet, but would like them to have a new look similar to Lollipop.

If you don’t have Nova Launcher yet on your smartphone, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store. So until Lollipop is officially rolled out, you can enjoy these icons and animations first from this app.

SOURCE: +Kevin Barry