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Android – MXHome Launcher – Review

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Wake up and taste the coffee with this awesome beverage inspired 3D theme launcher for your Android device.

Developer: NeoMTel Co, Ltd
Price: Free/download here
Version: 2.1000.1
Updated: February 13, 2012
Size: 5.2 MB
Rated: Low Maturity
Category: Productivity
Optimized: Android 2.1 or later
Supports: HGVA (320X480), WVGA (480×800), QHD (540×960)

Our Ratings

Graphics/Sound: 5/5
User Interface: 4/5
Gameplay: 4/5
Re-use/re-play value: 5/5

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Introduction

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There are some wonderful themes available for your Android device, I know, I’ve looked at a lot of them for my editorial contributions to Android Magazine here in the UK. Surprisingly though, there are not that many 3D inspired themes. I’ve been using the 3D Regina theme on my Android device for a while now, but that’s just been replaced with MxHome Launcher and I am delighted with it.

 

Nitty Gritty

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The beautiful time piece is not just eye candy, it’s fully functional allowing you to adjust your droid’s Settings, click onto Internet, look up Contacts or head over to Mail – it also tells the time! As well as that there’s also a battery life indicator, Wi-Fi switch, Bluetooth, opacity and sound and all can be adjusted directly on the cover screen, just by clicking on the desired icon. As you move your handset around the clock face appears to lift off the screen with the wonderful working 3D effect. Simultaneously all the cogs and hands move around changing the time as they go.

There are also some wonderful sound effects, including the coffee bean poping-out effect that you can create with a shake of your device. There’s also a 3D water bubble background sound effect too.

You can also set up your icons with the same theme and include the wonderful wallpaper that comes complete with MXHome Launcher too. There’s good spacing between icons and it’s very clear and a joy to use.

Conclusion

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You can also set up your icons with the same theme and include the wonderful wallpaper that comes complete with MXHome Launcher too. There’s good spacing between icons and it’s very clear and a joy to use.

We tested this launcher on a HTC Sensation XE beatsaudio smartphone and it showed no noticeable lag and certainly did not hog any resources. Perhaps a future update to include a landscape mode and a little more customization allowing you to adjust the sizes of the icons would be good to see but these are very minor niggles.

We wholeheartedly recommend this theme, it’s a pleasure to use and with all those coffee beans we think you’ll get quite a buzz out of it too, give it a try.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com