2011-10-10 14h28_23

One thing that makes Android so versatile is all of the available apps that allow for extreme customization of nearly any device. Out of those apps, one of the easiest ways to customize the look and feel of your device is with a custom launcher. We've seen interesting takes on the launcher before, but Team ROU is looking to bring a whole new kind of interface to Android -- and it looks damn good. Check it:

Unfortunately, ROU Launcher is still in its pre-alpha stages, so it's still a ways off from public availability. With that said, though, Team ROU hopes to have a full release ready by the end of the year. I, for one, will be waiting for the apk, and even though I'm not sure if it will replace my favorite launcher, I definitely want to give a run.

For more information on the development of ROU Launcher, check out its home on XDA or follow Team ROU on Twitter.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://evanpassero.com Evan

    To me it looks like KiteUI (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=737142) {Sadly it seems to be defunct} was put through the Sense washer.

    Ever since slidescreen gave up the ghost, I have been trying to find a decent launcher. I'll probably check this one out when it drops.

  • Dushyant

    Hey cameron , its an awesome launcher, kinda have sense like dock . But the widgets, transition effects are far more advance, than any other launcher in market.

  • tmotech

    Interesting, but I'd have to see more to convince me to leave Go Launcher EX.

    • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

      I do agree with that. Hope that it won't be very heavy on resources since Go Launcher EX works smoothly on my Galaxy S.

  • Bo

    That's a sweet looking launcher concept. My girl hates custom launchers, and just sticks to Sense as she says they're all too "boyish" looking. I gurantee she'll like this one... it's much easier on the eyes, gets rid of the boxiness. Look forward to playing with this in the future.

  • Caeli

    Wow....this does look very impressive....we'll see how it performs when it comes out, yes?

    That dock also interests me....a favorites section would be really useful for me, yes...

  • GraveUypo

    yeah looks to me like a generic launcher full of widgets i'll never use. i'll pass.

  • Gottria

    Man, this is why I love android...

  • Vision77

    Kind of reminds me of something that TaT would do....

  • joey

    apple will sue them, for what ? don't know but they will come up with something.

  • Kash

    SPB in my eyes looks the best, but way too costly. Go Launcher is therefore gets my nod, this ROU Launcher looks impressive hopefully not costly either

  • Al McDowall

    For me, this looks too predefined. Although the widgets are cute and no doubt useful, I like to have control over the way everything looks and being able to mix and match widgets and icons is a big part of that. I'll be sticking with ADW for the moment.

    Having said all that, I am sure this will appeal to a lot of people and even though it is not for me, it is yet another example of the supreme flexibility of Android and I applaud those who built it, and those who are responsible for Android itself.

  • http://nono68200.free.fr Arnaud

    Awesome, I'm looking forward to download it. I love the messaging widget.

  • Balvinder Singh

    So is it even coming for public use or not ?