Fixed: Apex Launcher updated on Google Play Store (it’s safe to download now)
Earlier today, Apex Launcher got an update that seemed to be more of a nightmare than anything else. Users everywhere were reporting massive force close, and even Android Central reported that it was probably best to hold off on downloading the new version, which was labeled 1.3.0 at the time. Their post has since been pulled, but it was certainly there earlier today.
Now, another update (1.3.1) has been pushed out to clear up the issues in the previous release, and we can finally enjoy the new additions that were originally intended to roll out. Have a look at them below:
Rebuilt based on JB launcher (works on ICS too)
- Desktop items automatically re-arrange to fit
- Long press and fling to remove items
- Performance boost for homescreen and drawer
- Option to switch to tablet UI
- Custom drawer grid settings
- Activity animation options
Other improvements and bugfixes
- Improved vertical drawers
- Custom widget picker (requires JB or root)
- Unlimited drawer tabs (pro)
- Fixed paid themes under JB
- Many misc. bugfixes
- Updated translations
I’m really digging the new option that allows switching to tablet UI. With my Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch screen, it almost feels like I’m holding a mini tablet in my hands anyways, so why not roll with the interface to match it?
As always, the latest version is available on Google Play for free. If you already have Apex Launcher installed, your update should be waiting for you now. If you need a fresh install, hit up the link below. Additionally, don’t forget about the Pro version, which adds some extra features and functionality, available for $3.99.
Download Apex Launcher (Free)
Download Apex Launcher Pro ($3.99)