Aviate, now under Yahoo's guidance, has just released an update to the beta version of its smart homescreen. This time, the smarts in this smart launcher will be honing in on your listening habits and try to anticipate things you might want to know.
The CyanogenMod team has let out an early gift for lovers of the popular custom ROM. Now available for as much as 50 devices is the latest CyanogenMod 11 M3 snapshot, bringing with it couple of new and interesting end user features.
We watched as the Themer launcher app went from private beta to public beta. We even spent a bit of hands-on time checking out the theme oriented launcher ourselves. But as of today, it seems there is another chapter in the story. The app had been pulled from the Play Store earlier in the month due to alleged copyright infringement and now with the issue seemingly resolved, the app has yet to return to an available status.
Just on the heels of coming out of beta, EverythingMe is now making news again but this time with a different visage. Mozilla and the Israeli startup has just revealed Firefox Launcher, which, for all intents and purpose, is practically the same smart launcher.
EverythingMe, the launcher which wants to give context to everything, is now available. Previously in beta, the long awaited launcher is now available to everyone via the Play Store. In what they call “smartphone 2.0”, EverythingMe wants to add depth to your device via up-front context.
There are plenty of options when it comes to launcher apps, but even with that being said, there are a few that seem to stick around as crowd favorites. One of those happens to be Apex Launcher, and in a bit of good news for users -- there has been a recent update. Developer Android Does has released version 2.3.0 which comes with a few new features and a few bug fixes.
Multitasking on Android can be hit and miss. The recent apps button is handy, but only if we’ve used the app we want. There are various launchers that can be manipulated and bent to our will, but they require us to forsake all others. With Quickr, we get to have our launcher and multitask, too.
There is almost an embarrassment of riches in Android when it comes to homescreen launchers, but these days, launchers seem to be gravitating towards smart customization. Seeing this trend, Yahoo is announcing at CES 2014 that it has acquired Aviate, a relatively new smart launcher that is still in beta.
Facebook Home originally launched back in April. This was right around the same time the HTC First Facebook phone launched with AT&T and while that handset has long since disappeared from the memories of many, it looks like Facebook is not quite ready to give up on Home. We saw an update back in October that added support for a variety of other social services, and more recently, Facebook has dropped a first look style video teasing the next update.
Themer, which set the launcher craze into overdrive, has seen its first major update since launch. With the refresh, Themer promises easier navigation via a new translucent app drawer, and themes that peek through to give you a preview or what you’ll get. In our review, we noted Themer was easy to use, and this update will only add to the experience.