After confirming that the first phone from Nothing would arrive at some point this summer, the company founded by Carl Pei also said to expect another toy to play with before a physical device lands in the hand. Nothing Launcher, which should be the launcher that comes installed on the Nothing phone, has arrived on Google Play for selected devices to install.
So far, this Nothing Launcher is available for Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 as well as Pixel 5 and newer. They mentioned that OnePlus support “is coming soon.”
So what’s cool about Nothing Launcher? It’s a really minimal launcher experience, at least for now. As far as I can see, it’s a single page launcher (and you can not add more), there are 3 Nothing widgets included (2 clocks, 1 weather), and the ability to create icons and folders “Max”, which blows them up. Looks like third-party icon support might be here too.
Here is the description of the features from Nothing:
Max icons and Max folders: A new experience for Android. Hold and tap to enlarge app folders or individual apps so the things you use most are more visible. Launch any app directly from your folders.
Bespoke Clock & Weather widgets: Raw technology, balanced by human heat. These widgets use the same dot matrix font as our logo.
No wallpaper and style: Update your home screen with the Nothing wallpaper and matching color palette.
I’m not sure this gives us much of a taste of what’s coming on the Nothing phone, but hey, a free launcher! Oh, and if you want a few extra Nothing backgrounds and sounds, they’ve added some to Dropbox.
Google Play Link: No Launcher