Former Writer · Feb 1, 2012 at 03:00 pm

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Users Can Try Another New Launcher

By now virtually every Ice Cream Sandwich users has heard of at least Trebuchet Launcher and Nova Launcher. The respective launcher apps have taken advantage of the young, new Android version by quickly becoming among the most popular and used launcher apps by the 4.0+ crowd.

There is a new launcher currently in beta testing, however, that could give the rest a run for their money. Enter Apex Launcher. It’s a launcher that works exclusively on Android 4.0 and up and offers a number of solid features that should satisfy any launcher aficionado. XDA Member dennisxl has recently released the launcher for public beta testing in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus forums for anyone who wants to give it a shot.

The features, as mentioned, are plentiful but they’re not all that dennislx has planned for it. Some of the features that are being currently worked on include:

Customizable dock (scrollable and gestures)
Edit app icons and labels
Hide apps in drawer
Easier homescreen management (on preview screen)
Enhanced folder support (unlimited icons etc.)
More transition effects for homescreen and drawer

For anyone who wants to try it out, you can find the full feature list, apk download and instructions on downloading in the original thread. It should be noted, though, that the best way to install is via ADB as there could be some issues if you try to install via a file manager. So anyone looking to try it out should be prepared to fire up those command prompts and terminals.


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Jimmy McGee · Feb 27, 2015 at 06:00 am · no comments

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Watches: Luxurious Frivolity vs. Humble Practicality

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