Google launched the first Android 11 Developer Preview earlier this year in February, which was followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4. Even though the company did not highlight any developer features in the latest release, we discovered a couple of changes and new features when we tried it out on the Google Pixel 3a XL and Google Pixel 4.
These included things like a new select button in the recent apps overview, resizable picture-in-picture windows, new icon shapes in Pixel Themes, and much more. While there’s still a long way to go before any of these features are officially available in a stable Android 11 release, you can now experience the new icon shapes with the latest beta release of Nova Launcher.
Nova Launcher v6.2.13 is now available for download and it brings the new adaptive Flower and Hexagon icon shapes that were introduced in the Android 11 Developer Preview 4. To try out these new adaptive icon shapes for yourself, you can download the latest beta release of Nova Launcher from the link below.
Once you have the update installed on your device, you’ll need to navigate to the Icon style option within the Look & Feel section in the Nova Launcher Settings. As you can see in the attached screenshot, Nova Launcher now offers a total of 12 icon shapes, including Round, Squircle, Rounded square, Flower, Square, Teardrop, Pentagon, Heptagon, Octagon, and three different Hexagons.
Along with the new adaptive icon shapes, the update brings a couple of bug fixes and optimizations for the launcher. Here’s the complete changelog for Nova Launcher v6.2.13 beta:
New Adaptive Icon Shapes:
Flower from Android 11 Preview DP4
“Hexagon” from Android 11 Preview DP$
Pentagon, actual hexagons, and heptagon
Bug fixes and optimizations