Carl Pei used to run OnePlus, but then quit racing and launched a new brand called Nothing. A curious and striking name. His journey began with a helmet, the Nothing Ear (1). So with parentheses. The next thing was to announce the arrival of its first phone, a logical step. Your name? Guess what? Exact. Nothing Telephone (1). But said phone would also release a launcher and the launcher is already among us.
The Nothing Launcher has already set foot on the Google Play Store. No need to download it from external websites to join its beta program. The launcher itself is in beta and you just need to go to Google Play to install it. Not all cell phones will be compatible, but many will be, and You can already take a look at it to see if it convinces you.
Attractive and customizable design despite its beta phase
As we have already said, installing the new Nothing launcher is not complicated at all. You just need to go to Google Play to download it and then activate its use on your phone. In our case, that of a Pixel 5, we went to Settings > Applications > Default applications and in ‘Startup application’ we chose the ‘Nothing Launcher’. Done, the screen refreshes and we have it ready.
From the start, we come across a wallpaper that is quite characteristic of the brand, although it is very new. We have a default pixelated background (that’s not exactly the word because they are stripes) in black and white which shows a hand against a glass. It provides a certain psychedelic but strangely calming effect and which undoubtedly makes the icons we place on the desktop stand out.
As soon as we start using it, we realize some curious details about how it works. For example, the Nothing Launcher gives us the abil ity to enlarge the size of icons up to four times their size
With this feature, which seems a bit silly, we get additional customization of the appearance of our desktop. It’s something similar to turning any icon into a kind of widget, a giant icon to gain prominence among the others around it. Of course, we can enlarge as many icons as the desktop itself allows us. Turning a normal Android phone into a phone suitable for the elderly? As easy as placing 5 or 6 icons on the desktop, all enlarged. A pretty cool customization detail.
With the Nothing Launcher, the row of recent apps disappears from the app drawer, another notable change from the Google Pixel’s pure launcher. We have the ability to load icon packs
And finally, when it comes to customization, the Nothing Launcher brings with it three custom widgets by the Rien team. We have an analog clock that also shows us the date, we have a digital clock with a pretty cool dotted design, and we have a weather widget that takes advantage of the same design to show the weather with fun and very minimalist designs.
The new Nothing Launcher is completely free and, as we said before, it is currently in beta, so it would be logical to assume that it will continue to evolve until the launch of the Nothing Phone (1) later . We will be attentive to follow your evolution closely. Without a doubt, Nothing makes an interesting commitment to design and personalization in a very attractive new launcher that can find its audience among the most inclined to make their phones unique.