Cheetah Mobile Reimagines Its Android Launcher with the Release of CM Launcher 3D

CM Launcher 3D improves a phone's design, experience, and performance

Mar 09, 2016, 08:30 ET from Cheetah Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM), the leading developer of mission-critical mobile utility and security applications, today announced the launch of its new and reimagined Android launcher, CM Launcher 3D, which is packed with vibrant screen transitions and an advanced 3D animation engine.

CM Launcher 3D replaces the default Android system launcher and brings users updated themes, screen transitions, design, and optimizations across the phone to make it feel like a brand new device. CM Launcher 3D includes privacy functions like quick access to hidden apps, added security for basic virus and SMS vulnerability detection, smart app sorting for increased productivity, and speed and battery improvements.

What really separates CM Launcher 3D from other Android launchers is its ability to bring smooth 3D visualizations and animation effects to a wide range of Android devices, without compromising a phone's performance.

The magic all happens behind the scenes. While Android's graphic APIs provide developers with resources to design basic animations and transitions, more complicated 3D animations take a lot more work to implement.

CM Launcher 3D works on a whole different level by using a 3D engine which recreates all graphic control elements and utilizes an in-house animation effect library. The 3D engine uses OpenGL to render the required animations and optimize all processes from the basic layer in the system. But, CM Launcher also reduces the frequency in applying rendering commands so it doesn't burden the system. This allows the visual effects to remain responsive and delightful.

CM Launcher 3D is available now for free on Google Play and supports the following languages:

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Polish, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Slovak, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

About Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) is the world's leading mobile security and utility app developer. Its flagship products include Clean Master, the world's No. 1 cleaning app, and also CM Security, the world's top anti-virus and privacy protection app. 

Cheetah Mobile is also one of the top three mobile game developers in the world, with its mobile game Piano Tiles 2 having reached the No. 1 ranking in more than 150 countries globally on both iOS and Android.

Its other mission-critical applications include Battery Doctor, CM Locker, Photo Grid, and more. In June 2015, Cheetah Mobile introduced the Cheetah Ad Platform to the global market.

As of September 30, 2015, Cheetah Mobile had approximately 1.942 billion global installations and 567 million global mobile monthly active users. Five of Cheetah Mobile's products have entered the top 40 in Google Play's global top app charts.


SOURCE Cheetah Mobile