British gadget and smartphone maker, Nothing Technology Limited, promised they would make their Android launcher available to the public before the Nothing Phone 1 is launched. They have lived up to that promise, and a Beta version of Nothing Launcher is now available in the Play Store.
Features of Nothing launcher (Beta)
Nothing Launcher (Beta) lets Android users preview “the unified design language” of Nothing OS. The launcher has the following key features:
- Nothing DOT-Matrix Widget
- Nothing Icon Pack
- Bespoke Clock & Weather
- Nothing Wallpaper & Style
- Hold & Press to enlarge icons/folders
The launcher is available, starting today on Google Play, and it is compatible with Samsung S21, Samsung S22, Google Pixel 5, and Pixel 6 for now. If you don’t own any of these devices, you are out of luck for now. The launcher will be extended to other devices later. OnePlus is specifically mentioned.
Nothing Launcher Review: Much ado about Nothing
On the 9th of May 2022, the launcher was made available to more devices, and this time it successfully installed on one of our devices. What was the outcome of our experience with it?
We wish we could regale you with fantastic takes of how much of a game changer it is, and of the unique features it brings to the table. Unfortunately, apart from the wallpaper and the font, there is nothing (literally) special about Nothing Launcher. Nothing.
As a matter of fact, the default Nothing wallpaper isn’t exciting in any way. There is nothing special about the icon pack either. It does lets you use 3rd party icon packs. You can also switch between 4×5 and 5×5 app grids. For all the hype, there isn’t anything groundbreaking about it.
We are not quite hopeful that Nothing OS will be any different either, considering what we have seen of the launcher. The hype is obviously good for generating publicity and visibility for the brand.
Download Nothing Launcher (Beta)
To download this Android launcher from the Play Store, click here.