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ADWLauncher EX To Receive Update: Will Include Revamped Dock, Ice Cream Sandwich Features, And More

Lovers of the highly popular ADWLauncher EX application are in for a treat.  Sometime shortly, an update will be pushed out to the Android Market that will introduce a handful of great additions to the already highly customizable app.  Some of the features will include a revamped dock, dropping apps on each other to create folders (ICS style), and even double-tapping on homescreen elements to customize them. 

I have been provided an early build of the newest update and made a screencast for all of you to watch.  Release will be sometime in the near future – so if you have any questions drop them down below.

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  • marcio

    How did you get this gmail ics widget?  

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-L-Wolfe/100000451164661 Thomas L. Wolfe

    Wait to buy this if you haven’t.  It will be one of the 10 cent apps in the next few days :)

  • Txbeaner

    Umm…yeah most of these features have been available for a while now in go launcher ex….not really sure where u guys have been or what the fascination with adw or launcher pro is. I’ve used all three & go launcher is so much better with more options in my opinion

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.ie/7fb

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Teehee

    i still remember the time when people were using hexlauncher lol.

  • http://twitter.com/MrBouche MrBouche

    Go gets at least a few updates a month and already is including ICS tricks in it.  Not hating, just saying.

  • Derickmc84

    Anyone know where to get that Live Wallpaper?

    • mchlkrieger

      I would like to know, too… I’ve seen it on several ICS promos, but don’t know where to find it.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Onthecouchagain

    What about regular ADWLauncher? The free one? :(

  • Onthecouchagain

    Can items that are in a folder be rearranged? 

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

    Can you move the screen indicator switcher below the dock?

  • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

    Are there any new screen transitions?

  • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

    Are scrollable widgets supported now?

  • Ronanderson177

    Who was the artist and the song playing?

  • Anonymous

    I have ICS on my SGS1.  On gingerbread, I used ADW EX religiously.  I haven’t yet put it on with ICS, and nothing in that video made me want to.  For a non-ICS phone, that’s cool though.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Near future? I actually have this update now, and it’s the tits.

  • Anonymous

    Update is rolling out now.

  • Sean Bello

    does anybody care about this now that ICS is coming out?

    • Giggity

      Certainly do. Just cuz ice is a major upgrade doesn’t mean these launchers will just become irrelevant.

      • Alexander Garcia

        +1000 to that my friend!

      • Sean Bello

        they’re gonna have to go through major changes to even catch up to ICS. the reason these launchers were such a big deal is because the stock ones couldn’t be modified. i’m not sure that ppl are gonna be running something that takes up memory just to have screen transitions

  • Steven Tolnai

    Cannibal Corpse! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/trophynuts trophynuts

    so when you put adw on there it does away with the ICS soft keys? I figured so but just making sure. Also check your voicemail….lol

    • http://twitter.com/lilpute Stearic

      No, it does not get rid of the softkeys when you put adw on there. The keys are separate from the launcher and are in no way affected by what launcher you choose to use.

  • Josh Nichols

    I just want the app drawer transition animation in ADW :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    guesstimate of near future

  • Anonymous

    About that Launcher Pro rewrite update…

    • Alexander Garcia

      i believe that launcher’s been abandoned :-(

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    Not interested in the launcher but the music was good

  • John

    I am so not doing anything productive the next 2 weeks

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • http://twitter.com/shehippie shehippie

    I dont think I could stray away from Go Launcher ex.  I bought ADW a long time ago and ditched it when I found Go.  I do plan on staying stock for a while on the Nexus.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I would like Go except for the fact that it slows down considerably when I create an app drawer folder.

  • Anonymous

    Once I grew tired of the memory hog that LP became (in my OG), I started using ADW with better performance. These days, however, I started using Go EX and I am very impressed by it; I love the random animations, widgets, etc.  

  • http://twitter.com/sequenceoftweet Sequence of Sound…

    I like the song. I’ve heard on another video here before. I might buy it on iTunes.

    • Anonymous

      you mean on google music right? lol

      • http://twitter.com/sequenceoftweet Sequence of Sound…

        opps…haha. android phone allegiance. mac computer allegiance. still getting used to google music, which uploads all of my iTunes songs online. will start supporting them more, now that they are established.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      It’s a good song :)
      One of 009’s that isn’t completely overplayed on the interwebz lol

  • Greg Williams

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  • Stewie

    Other than being able to hide desktop icon labels, which I would have hoped ICS could do y itself, I don’t see the necessity to use a launcher any more with ICS’s looking so good…

  • Anonymous

    II’ve been waiting to see how these 3rd party launchers maintain users given the acclaim ICS stock UI is receiving. It should be interesting to watch them all revamp and come up with new innovations. I wonder is CM9 will stick with ADW for their release.

    • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

      Actually, CM9 will come with it’s own launcher called Trebuchet. They were asking for name ideas the other day on G+ and that’s what won.

  • http://twitter.com/Kanestapler Kane Stapler

    What does the double tapping do? Can you explain that a little more?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      As you would long press elements like icons and widgets, you can now just double tap to bring up the options menu :)

      • Anonymous

        What song and artist is the song in the video from?

  • Neocrisis

    Is it only limited to 5 screens?

  • Gest

    Not all that impressed by ADW.  Would much rather have stock for now, at least.

    • Bionic

      If i had a nexus I would use stock as well.

      • Anonymous

        The thing I’ll miss most about stock is the scrollable bar and gestures at the bottom of the screen for LP+

        • Antivanity

          Get go launcher

      • http://twitter.com/chrisleighton3 Chris Leighton

        I’m actually gonna install ADW EX right away on my new Nexus.

    • Gest

      Ah, I didn’t realize that this was a revised launcher for non-ICS.  In that case, this is pretty sweet.

  • Bionic

    I just dont see any features that Go Launcher EX does not have for free while this app cost what?  3 or 4 bucks?  

    • Anonymous

      Go Launcher is buggy, IMO, I have a DX and ADW/LPP is more stable

      • Bionic

        What bugs do you speak of?

        • Scott Marvin

          I think he means the entire Go launcher is a bug in the android OS. 

    • http://blog.vezquex.com/ Vezquex

      ADW EX will be part of a 10-cent promotion soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    I’m a huge fan of this app. I’m assuming it will be ICS compatible so we can install it on our G-Nexuses on Friday?

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      That was a nexus there so I would guess yes

      • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

        Guess I should have watched the video before asking :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          Its all good 

  • EC8CH

    Where’s the LP+ rewrite?

    • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

      Went by the way of fairies and unicorns. Just a myth. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2WB2U26MZ54GEFEFGVYCKNHVOA Hanna

        @readers:disqus my roomate’s step-aunt makes $81/hr on the computer. last month her paycheck was $8330 just working on the computer for a few hours, she is just one example of many people learned Kelly Richard’s ways …. View More

    • jayblack1

      It’ll be out in a week… launcher pro only gets updated when adw does..what does that say? Kang

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I really want that rewrite. LP+ just has a certain smoothness to it that no other launcher can seem to replicate.

      • Scott Marvin

        you probably never tried SPB Shell 3d if you think launcher pro is the smoothest launcher

        • Bill Mitchell

          It actually lags on most phones… Even my razr :p

  • http://twitter.com/huntken Dick Fitzwell

    And Anderwebs is yet another reason why Android keeps getting more awesome…