You might not be the one, who would unlock and root their device to flash third-party recoveries to get different kinds of performance and feel from a smart device. And if that is the case, you must be familiar with Android launchers available and compatible with different versions.
Apex Launcher has recently appeared on Google Play Store and looks promising. Available in a free and paid version ($3.99), Apex gives control and enhanced performance over home screen customization and ends up being a great replacement tool for Android 4.0 and above, running devices. (those are the only device it would support).
Personalized Customized with Apex Launcher for Android
Basic features include customizable home screens and grid size, scrollable dock, infinite and elastic scrolling, fancy transition effects, customizable app and folder icons, multiple drawer styles, drawer apps sorting, hide apps, home screen gestures, and back and restore settings.
Apex Pro comes with all the basic features and multiple configurable drawer tabs, unread count notifications, dock swipe gestures, two-finger gestures, transition effects, batch-adding options, options to merge folder contents, widgets in the dock, overlapping widgets and more.
Overall a fast and customizable home replacement app for devices running Android 4.0 and above. Apex Launcher works great on smartphones as well as tablets. We tested this device on Google Nexus S Running 4.0.4. Do give it a try and don’t forget to mention your experience with the app.