I just recently gave a Google Nexus 5 to my parents. I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and so I'm mostly familiar with the Android OS. One small thing that I'm having a hard time figuring out between the two phones deals with numerical notifications appearing on a app icon.
So, for example, when I turn on my Note 2 I can see that I had a missed call because the actual icon representing the app has changed. It may be one missed call or maybe more than that. In any event, for every missed call a number appears on the icon representing my phone. It's very nice having this as I don't always look at the smaller menu bar at the top.
With the Nexus 5, I was looking around for a setting that would give a visual indication on the app. However, I don't see it within the display settings.
Anyway, does anyone know how to turn this feature on? I'm sure this has probably come up before. So, a link talking about it would be fine as well.
Thanks again for any help
Edit: I just realized the numerical notification is the top right on the Android app icons and not top left.
I think it is a launcher setting. I don't think the stock Android launcher has that, but you can install a custom launcher (like Nova or Apex) and get that feature. Installing a custom launcher doesn't require root.
Samsung includes that on their devices (because they have their own launcher).