Nova Launcher 5.1 beta 1 update is now available for download. Nova Launcher is one of the most popular third-party launchers on Android.
The beta update brings a new feature called “dynamic icons.” Rather than a boring numeric badge, these are badges with the content from notifications in them. Dynamic Badges provide useful information about what’s happening in the app, instead of just numbers.
The Launcher’s new dynamic icons feature grabs images from your notifications, attaching them in badges to app icons. So, a new text message results in a badge with the contact’s profile picture.