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[APP][Android 4.0.3+] Xperia Launcher | 1.3.7c | 11.Feb.2013

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Xperia™ Launcher
Android 4.0.3+

Based on Xperia™ Home 4.1.A.0.7 from Xperia T

Features summary:

- User selectable number of home screens (up to 11) and default screen selection
- Customizable desktop and app drawer grid size (from 3 x 3 to 9 x 9)
- Infinite scrolling on the desktop and the app drawer
- Resizable widgets
- Hide apps from the app drawer
- Swipe Up / Down gestures on the desktop
- Show / hide icon labels on the desktop, the dock and the app drawer
- Set icon labels' text size (desktop, dock and app drawer)
- Enable / disable app sharing on social networks
- Enable / disable tactile feedback (vibration)
- Icon packs support (load icons from: Launcher Pro, ADW Launcher and GO Launcher themes / icon packs)
- Built-In icon pack with icons from Xperia T
- Backup and restore launcher settings
- Support for any resolution and any display density (custom DPI)
- Others


- Support for all phones and tablets (both Xperia and non-Xperia) running Android 4.0.3 and later (all ROMs are supported)
- Installable as normal app (will be available on Google Play soon!)
* Xperia users having problems with the stock Xperia widgets not working, please take a look at the second post.

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It supports all SMS and Phone apps and will work on any Android 4.0+ device/ROM.


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You won't be able to use some of the stock Xperia widgets with this launcher:
ClockWidgets, WeatherWidget, SocialPane-FeedWidget, SocialPane-FriendsWidget, SocialPane-StatusWidget, MusicWidget, NoteWidget, OnOffTools, PhotoWidget, RecentCallsWidget

Modified versions of them that work with the launcher and will not overwrite the stock versions are available bellow (install as normal apps):
- OnOffTools needs to be installed as a system app (push to /system/app and set correct permissions) if you want to toggle GPS and/or NFC with it!
MusicWidget - MusicWidget requires non-Xperia users to install the SemcMusic (Walkman) app from Xperia S / T / V etc. Search for it on XDA-Developers
NoteWidget - NoteWidget requires non-Xperia users to install the SemcNotes app

Change Log:
1.3.7c (Build: 1080) 11.2.2013
 - Added: Option to always keep the application in memory (to reduce redraws): Launcher Settings -> GENERAL -> Keep In Memory
 - Added: Swipe Up/Down gestures now also work in the App drawer
 - Added: ICS: Grid interface (Root method) for adding widgets now also works on devices with x86 CPUs
 - Fixed: Status bar was transparent when showing notifications (if the status bar was previously hidden)
 - Fixed: Force Close when the application is called from the Swapps application

1.3.7b (Build: 1078) 10.2.2013
 - Fixed: Force Close when trying to assign an icon from an icon pack as a custom icon for a shortcut

1.3.7 (Build: 1077) 09.2.2013
 - Added: Pop-up menu on long tapping an item on the desktop and the dock bar
 - Added: Ability to edit the titles of shortcuts on the desktop and the dock bar
 - Added: Ability to assign custom icons to shortcuts on the desktop and the dock bar
 - Added: Xperia™ Launcher icon (visible in other launchers) - convenient when launching the application for the first time
 - Added: "Activities" under the add shortcut menu - allows for adding a shortcut to any activity
 - Fixed: Out of memory error when a very large image is selected for Dock background
 - Fixed: Desktop: Expanding folder icon when tapping on a closed folder
 - Fixed: Icon packs are listed more than once if they support more than one launcher.
 - Fixed: Enabling swipe up/down gestures on the desktop does not disable scrollable widgets anymore
*NOTE: Non Xperia scrollable widgets will perform as expected, but Scrolling Xperia widgets such as Photo widget and Notes widget will lead to simultaneous scrolling + swipe action execution. This is due to the way Xperia widgets are designed.
 - Removed: Rocket launcher activity (not really needed)
 - Removed: NetworkNameManager and NetworkNameView (unused)
 - Other minor fixes and changes

1.3.6 (Build: 1070) 26.1.2013
- Added: Option to lock the desktop in order to disable modifying it
- Added: 3 More actions assignable for buttons and gestures:
	- Search
	- Launch App
	- Shortcut
- Added: Long pressing the hardware Menu button can also be assigned an action. By default it is assigned to 'Search'
- Dock bar: Added an option to modify item labels' text size
- Launcher Settings activity updated:
	- Added a spinner for faster navigation
	- The former GENERAL tab is now splitted to: BUTTONS AND GESTURES, GENERAL, APPEARANCE tabs
	- The former MORE tab is now splitted to: BACKUP AND RESTORE and XPERIA™ LAUNCHER tabs
- "Auto Screen orientation" default state changed to Enabled
- Fixed: Force Close when resizing widgets on selected devices
- Fixed: Customization menu not closing when tapping outside it on selected devices
- Added the latest translations (form 25.1.2013)
- ACRA compiled from the latest sources

1.3.4 (Build: 1065) 03.1.2013
- Added: Option to completely disable the dock bar
- Added: Possibility to add shortcuts to launcher actions (Show App drawer, Toggle status bar, Show notifications, etc.)
- Fixed: Showing notifications by gesture or button not working on Android 4.2+
- Added: Automatic error reporting (ACRA 4.4.0)

1.3.3d (Build: 1064) 02.1.2013
- Fixed: Possibility of force close when installing new apps from Google Play
- Fixed: Possibility for shortcut icons to occupy more than one cell on the desktop
- Slightly increased smoothness of scrolling the app drawer
- Added an option to set icon labels text size on the desktop and the app drawer (two sepparate settings)

1.3.3c (Build: 1063) 30.12.2012
- Fixed: Force Close when entering Launcher Settings -> GENERAL in case the icon pack that is currently in use is uninstalled.

1.3.3b (Build: 1062) 30.12.2012
- Fixed: Double options overflow menu in the App drawer for devices with on-screen navigation bar

1.3.3 (Build: 1061) 30.12.2012
- Fixed (All DPI): App Drawer button not centered correctly (landscape)
- Fixed (MDPI / LDPI): App Drawer button not centered correctly (portrait)
- Fixed: Wallpaper jumping when infinite scrolling is enabled and scrolling from the last to the first home screen (or vice versa)
- Changed: Scrolling dynamics for the desktop and the App Drawer are now more similar to other launchers (weaker "spring" effect)
- Added: Option to set a color filter for the Dock background image (possible to pick any color)
- Added: Option to check for available updates (Launcher Settings -> MORE -> ABOUT -> Check For Updates
- Added: Translations for all strings translated uptil 29.12.2012). Thank you all of you participating in the translation!
- Removed: Action bar on desktop
- Added: A Customization menu (instead of action bar on desktop) with more links: Widgets, Shortcuts, Applications, Wallpaper, Launcher Settings, System Settings, Manage Apps, Play Store. Can be access either by long tap on the desktop / dock or by the Menu button. Access by short tap is configurable.
- Added (App Drawer): A menu with links for: Widgets, Play Store, Manage Apps, Launcher Settings, System Settings. Can be accessed either by the Menu button or the "More" button on the action bar

1.3.2 (Build: 1059) 11.12.2012
- Fixed: App drawer action bar background disappearing after returning from another app (bug introduced in 1.3.1)
- Fixed: Slowness after returning from another app (bug introduced in 1.3.1)

1.3.1 (Build: 1058) 10.12.2012
- Disabled automatically showing the action bar when navigating to an empty home screen
- Added an option to enable/disable showing the action bar on short tap on the desktop (by default it is enabled)
- Added an option to choose whether the page indicator can overlap other content if it is set to "Fade Out". By default overlapping is disabled (two separate settings for Desktop and App Drawer)
- Added an option to use completely opaque black background for the App drawer
- Now changing most of the settings does not restart the app in order to apply the changes
- Settings that still restart the launcher:
	- APP DRAWER -> GENERAL -> App Drawer Grid
	- APP DRAWER -> GENERAL -> Hidden Apps
	- GENERAL -> BEHAVIOR -> Auto Screen Orientation
	- GENERAL -> APPEARANCE-> Sony Color Themes
- Added an option to manually restart the app (MORE -> RESTART -> Restart Launcher)
- Added a possibility to assign actions to Swipe Up and Swipe Down actions on the desktop
- Possible actions:
	- Open App drawer
	- Toggle Dock bar
	- Toggle action bar
	- Toggle status bar
	- Show notifications
- These actions can also be assigned to the Home button
- (Most probably) fixed a bug of showing 4 phantom apps in the App Drawer on some Xperia devices

1.3.0 (Build: 1055) 05.12.2012
- Fixed: FC on some Xperia devices with stock firmware, thanks go to XDA member eswawan for sending me a logcat

1.2.9 (Build: 1054) 05.12.2012
- Added a list-like (conventional) method for adding widgets on ICS devices without root access. The user can switch between the two methods in: Launcher Settings -> GENERAL -> BEHAVIOR -> (ICS) Method for Adding Widgets

1.2.8 (Build: 1053) 03.12.2012
- Added an option to set App Drawer background opacity from 0 to 100% (set to 0% for a fully transparent App Drawer background)
- Added an option to select custom Dock Bar background image

1.2.7 (Build: 1052) 30.11.2012
- Fixed a bug that sometimes causes Force Close in Launcher Settings

1.2.6 (Build: 1051) 30.11.2012
- Initial public release


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If you would like to help in translating the app, please add your translations HERE.
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Wink great work. apk please
I am an avid user of your Xperia S launcher and admire like anything. just wishing your good luck ahead . Xperia launchers are my favorite as they are less on RAM.

WOW.. what a great work MAN. hats off. the only thing i hated in previous Xperia S launcher was dock background color which was a nuisance ( allow me to say this as many people wanted a transparent dock) and you DID it Man. 5 ***** . you made my day as this is only using 15 mb ram on my Micromax A90s . i believe that with new editions you will be able to reduce the RAM.

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how can i download this

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The title has tomorrow's date, so I'd say it will be added tomorrow 11/30.

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Use this xperia launcher in the mean while.

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awesome work!!! so which Xperia widgets are compatible with this launcher?
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hmm only xperia launcher ? where's home add & home preferences ?
btw thanks for this..i really love xperia i test with cm10

edit : after install xperia launcher.apk already included evrything
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The download link is now live and I added some some information
Thank you all for your support

Originally Posted by eminent1410

awesome work!!! so which Xperia widgets are compatible with this launcher?

I'll be adding some widgets shortly.
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