Nothing released a launcher app last month in an effort to give potential customers a taste of what’s coming in Nothing OS. It’s Android combined with the company’s original design language, which includes unique features such as Max Icons and Max Folders, as well as popular weather and clock widgets. The first beta version of Nothing Launcher was also only available for Samsung Galaxy S21 and S22 series as well as Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series. Thankfully, Nothing announced this week that it is making its launcher app available to even more Android devices.
If you want to try Nothing Launcher before the the company’s first smartphone arrives, now you can download the beta version from Google Play Store, as long as you have a device running at least Android 11. Once installed on your Android device, go to Settings / Apps Manager / Default Application and set the Nothing Launcher as your default launcher.
However, don’t expect high expectations, the beta version of Nothing Launcher lacks any customization options and offers only minimal functionality. The aesthetic seems nice though, and nothing can definitely build on that and add more features and customization options as development progresses.