More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
ROU Launcher For Android Coming
Most mobile users are always looking for ways to get their devices personalized with an original user interface, so that the device can feel more unique. I came across the work presented by XDA member TeamROU. ROU Launcher is another option to have a different UI on your Android operating system. Moreover, it comes with many options to personalize your beloved and expensive toy.
The work is still on alpha stage but the team promises that they will work on it until they reach a final version with many nice features to play with. The public release is expected for December, but in the meantime you can see a video of the application, so if you like it, stay tuned on the original thread to find more information.
Originally posted by TeamROU
We are doing our best to bring it to you as soon as possible and with hopefully more developers interest(get experienced developers to contact us!), we hope to do exactly that. Stay tuned for more updates on the launcher and other apps we have in mind.
ROU Launcher Release Information:
Closed Beta Test: Late November
Market Release: Early/Mid December
There will be a paid version but also a free version as well. The paid version will have all the widgets as shown in the video and other extra features. Stay tuned.
Also, we appreciate the great interest for the launcher but please DO NOT contact us about Beta testing yet as November is a while away and we will be sure to post for applications for the closed Beta testing when November comes. Thanks.
Head over to the discussion thread.
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