Last week, LauncherPro's Federico Carnales launched a beta version of the new LP Plus with skinnable widget support, and this update, tagged 0.8.5, made its way into the Market as of this morning. Skins can be downloaded and installed as regular Android apps from the Market or from 3rd party websites (sorry, AT&T users) and then applied to LauncherPro Plus (you need the Plus edition to have widgets).

Besides skins, the new version brings reduced memory usage, improved scrolling performance, and calendar widget daylight savings bug fixes.

As always, you can grab the latest version from the Market or the official LauncherPro site.

Those interested in widget skinning, head over to this forum post that discusses it in great detail.

Source: LauncherPro

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  • Paul

    Wonder how it stacks up against ADW EX which I've been running for months (paid for it). Should I cough up the cash for LP Plus? I like the less memory thing and faster scrolling. Just because my phone has a lot of cpu and memory doesn't mean I want to waste any more than I have to.

  • James

    I'm on an Android-HD2, and thus using a port (CM7 Typhoon 3.0.8). ADW isn't my type of launcher, and i don't use a lot of LP+ widgets (cause i'm using Pure Messenger, Pure Grid Calendar). HOWEVER, the increase of speed between 0.84 and 0.85 i VERY noticeable, i had a 0.3s lag when scrolling screens i don't have anymore (CM7 HD2 port i repeat). SO 0.85 is sufficient in itself, but i think u can thank the dvp by buying the +version - even if i dont use his widgets :'o