Open source LauncherAdvanced pops up, aims for speed and simplicity

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


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14 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

6. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 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.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

9. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nova > Apex

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

No root or jail break required too...

4. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Clean & attractive = just beautiful (for me)

5. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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... >>

11. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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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