Apex Launcher 1.4.0 Gets Optimized for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

It comes with expandable quick settings, other new features as well

By on December 18th, 2012 08:13 GMT

Apex Launcher for Android is one of the most popular replacements for the stock launcher in Google’s mobile operating system, and it has just received an update that makes it work even better than before with the latest flavor of the platform, namely Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Featuring a customizable homescreen grid size and support for up to 9 homescreens on any Android smartphone, the application also comes with appealing transition effects, as well as with multiple drawer styles (transparent/opaque, horizontal/vertical, paginated/continuous).

The application is available for all devices running under Google’s Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or newer platform versions and weighs 2.6MB.

The latest flavor of the Apex Launcher for Android comes with merged changes from 4.2 Jelly Bean, as well as with an option to change the size of icons.

The release notes for the new Apex Launcher 1.4.0 for Android show the following:

- Merged changes from Android 4.2
- Option to change icon size
- New Apex action to expand quick settings
- Import desktop data from other launchers
- Improved theme support
- Added dock swipe gesture on folders (pro)
- Added support for Next Honeycomb LWP
- Fixed shortcut picker for Android 4.2
- Fixed TouchWiz widget issues

Additionally, Android users who download and install the new app iteration will enjoy updated transitions and will also benefit from the enhancements brought through various bug fixes and optimizations.

The same as before, the Apex Launcher will provide users with the possibility to take advantage of a customized homescreen experience on their devices, being able to personalize icons and labels for shortcuts and folders.

Apex Launcher 1.4.0 for Android is available for download from Softpedia via this link. The mobile application was released as a free software, yet there is also a Pro, paid version available, with some more features and capabilities packed inside, such as support for gestures, overlapping widgets and more.

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