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New APUS Android launcher bets on small footprint and zippy performance

0. phoneArena 17 Jul 2014, 08:20 posted on

Ever wondered how your phone will behave with an extremely light and extremely barebones launcher? Well, this day has arrive, as the new APUS launcher has "small" and "fast" right into the title in the Play Store. The developer mentions that APUS is just 1 MB, which is ten times less than popular launchers like NOVA, GO, or APEX. In addition, the claims are for two times faster turning of homescreens, precisely on account of the tiny footprint of the new launcher...

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:39 1

1. Darkerm (Posts: 197; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


iOS copy >_>

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:47 6

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8839; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Folders? Yes. Everything else? Definitely not.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:11 1

3. ItsTomi (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Not sure if i'm the only one that thinks this,
But the app itself seems pretty shady to me.

1. When i installed it, it wouldn't let me go to the actual homescreen without setting it as default launcher
2. When you go off that launcher you will keep on getting notifications saying "Your phone is slow! Use the fast launcher now"

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 13:38 1

4. Settings (Posts: 615; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Yup sure is shady. For a barebone launcher why would you need for Identity, Camera and Microphone and Device ID?

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:22

10. APUSGroup (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Hi, this is the privacy notice for Identity
Find accounts on the device
We do not recognize and save your account. We only detect whether you have a Google account in the phone. This helps us to confirm the state of Google Service and provide users with appropriate application update methods.
For more privacy notice, you can check our Google Play page. Sorry I can't give you an url for this.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 02:57

6. Krjal (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Thanks for the heads up. I'll investigate more before I try this out.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 15:28

7. ItsTomi (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


This just proves how shady it is
imgur.com/Pr0Z3SX

and i just noticed that an ad for it loaded on the right side of the page

This uses the same advertising technique as CleanMaster and their crapware. Coinsidence? I think not.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 15:34

8. ItsTomi (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Oh and look at their google play review replies..

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:16

9. APUSGroup (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


HI, thanks for your suggestions, we have already changed the tips to be easy to use, you can check our new version if possible, we hope to hear you more about the new version.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 15:57

12. ItsTomi (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Just checked it and it's waay better now :)

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 05:07

13. APUSGroup (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


HI Tomi, thanks for your prompt reply, we are so happy to hear you say that. we are appreciated for all the suggestions and feedback. You tell us via Email: apusecho@gmail.com

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:15

5. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


And then you have Lightning Launcher, with so many features and customizability options that Apex and Nova can't even dream of, for

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:24

11. APUSGroup (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


We thanks for more suggestions from you. You can contact us via email: apusecho@gmail.com or facebook: apusgroup

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