Apex Launcher Beta gets Android 4.4 KitKat style scroll indicator, transparent system bars & more

While Google’s Nexus devices are already enjoying the taste of Chocolaty KitKat, the rest of the users are either waiting for OTA updates from their manufacturers, or custom ROMs to be ported for their devices.

Apex Launcher

Well, there is one less thing to wait for Apex Launcher fans. The latest beta brings some goodness from Android 4.4.

Here is the official change log for the latest beta version:

version 2.2.0 beta1 (Nov 19, 2013)

  •     Kitkat scroll indicator (homescreen)
  •     Kitkat folder background
  •     Transparent system bars on Kitkat
  •     Fixed icon/shortcut disappearing
  •     Updated translations

And a few screenshots from my Samsung phone which is still running Android 4.2.2.

And one from my Nexus 7 2012 which is running Android 4.4

Apex Launcher Beta on a Nexus 7 2012 running Android 4.4

Download Apex Launcher v2.2.0 beta1 from their official website.

If you want to get updates for the beta version directly from Google Play, do the following:

1. You can opt in for beta testing the app  Apex Beta Launcher Google Group.
2. Then you have to agree to become a tester for the app at this page.
3. Once you do that you can install Apex launcher from the usual page at Google Play. Or if you already have it installed check the Play Store app for an update for the latest beta version.


The developer has also mentioned that more updates are on the way and we of course, will be publishing an article, when we find a major update has been released.

Now go enjoy that KitKat style launcher.

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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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