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Open source LauncherAdvanced pops up, aims for speed and simplicity

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Open source LauncherAdvanced pops up, aims for speed and simplicity
While not with an inspirational title LauncherAdvanced aims to win Android users' hearts and minds with simplicity and an open source nature. It has been released as an XDA-Devs thread beta, for everyone who wants to download and install the latest version.

The main features of LauncherAdvanced are two styles of grid, folders to organize apps, space in the dock icons and 5 homescreens. Speed is not an issue with any version of Android, and it supports ADW themes.

We took it for a spin, and, while it doesn't contain things which free launcher versions at the Play Store already sport, it is quick, stable, and, most importantly, you can use your favorite ADW themes, as the famed ADW Launcher itself has frankly become a tad bloated and slow. If you want to give it a try, head over to the source link below.

source: XDA-Devs

Open source LauncherAdvanced pops up, aims for speed and simplicity

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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:33

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Hopefully it will develop to be better than Apex so I can switch over.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:38 2

3. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Apex is pretty sweet,I've noticed nova gives a better resolution quality and smoother animations though

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:09

6. sid07desai (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Nova, Apex, ADW, GO all are good as long as you know how to play around with these. Depends on personal preference. I like TSF so far.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:08

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Apex is actually pretty amazing, it has decent trade-offs versus Nova now.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 11:16

9. Pings (Posts: 289; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Nova > Apex

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 12:23

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i used to say the same thing until i tried Apex again recently. the Apex guys are working as hard as the guys at Teslacoil.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:36 10

2. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


The beauty of android,multiple choices in launchers. If you get bored of a stock launcher you can simply change it to anything you dream off.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:18 1

14. jroc74 (Posts: 3980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No root or jail break required too...

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:39

4. apexKBC (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Clean & attractive = just beautiful (for me)

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:41

5. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 308; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Doesn't support holo theme, pretty laggy animations when switching screens and zooming out so you can see all the screens, crashes and freezes often. Its still in beta, so these should be ironed out soon though.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:07

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd love to start using Launchers again but there's a few reasons why i won't do it yet on my MAXX HD and one of the biggies is that Moto made it so that their amazing Clock Widget only works on Launchers with their Framework. crafty little devils... >>

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 15:04

11. ReddD (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You can download their clock. just search for 'one more clock widget free'

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 15:36

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i know that but those are trash compared to the real thing.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:06

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I'm almost completely happy with touch wiz..since the JB update it has very high frame rate, runs silky smooth and hits the best balance in looks and features, compared to third party launchers imo..only thing missing is the theme support in the settings menu. (I mean WTF ,Samsung )

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