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Beautiful Widgets 5 gets a complete redesign and full Jelly Bean compatibility

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Beautiful Widgets 5 gets a complete redesign and full Jelly Bean compatibility
Android's first paid app that reached the 1 million downloads milestone is, no surprise there, a pretty widgets app called Beautiful Widgets. The developers have been promising a 5.0 versions for a while now, and it is out in all the visual glory they could muster.

This new update is fully compatible with Android Jelly Bean, which was the main culprit for the delay. Besides new visuals, we get JB notifications and lock screen widgets, a 4x4 size and new "Daydreams." A new theme store with plenty of customizations to be had is out and about, and there is a new forecast app. 

While some users are complaining in the reviews that the new update has crashed their widgets, the developer seems to be helpfully going over those cases and other concerns, so head to the source link to give the $2.49 Beautiful Widgets 5.0 a shot if the video below tickled your fancy.

source: Beautiful Widgets (Play Store)

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:04

1. whythename (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

Works well. Forces reconfig of all app settings. Repeat user data is not saved when applying this update!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:09

2. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1750; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

It's so nice I had to switch to HD widgets until they get it fixed. It did wipe all my themes and setup, but now those themes aren't available anymore, the clock shortcut works once then takes you to the setup screen everytime after, and mostly just stops working or force closes. I'm wondering if they only tested the update on JB devices or others.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 13:55

4. ogre150 (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)

In the menu it has a toggle for Configuration. If you read that it says that tapping the minutes on the clock will launch the configuration. Turn that off and it works just fine.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:46 1

3. whythename (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

Give it time when initial set up is happening. Menu's are drastically changed.
-GNex JellyBelly 11.0

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:05

5. Mikes19 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

Had a bluetooth toggle that went away with upgrade, now everytime I try to create one the app freezes. I'm not a high tech guy , but an improvement, not so much so far

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 21:01

6. DF334 (Posts: 36; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

I love it! I have had it for years and I like the redesign of it! Kudos Level Up!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 08:53

7. remixfa (Posts: 14044; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yup, got the update last night. its a much nicer UI.

Pisses me off though that I have to find and redownload all my skins.. grr..

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