Just a few days after announcing that the Sony Xperia Home launcher is going into maintenance mode, the company has now posted in their Google+ Beta Community site that there is a new Xperia Home launcher in the works.
The news came from Sony’s Erika Prymus who is a member of the launcher’s development team. In a comment replying to the original post announcing the discontinuation, Erika points out that a new launcher is in the works and that is why the old version has been discontinued.
So the question becomes, why discontinue in the first place?
Sony has announced on their Google+ beta community page that the development of their Xperia Home launcher for their phones has entered maintenance mode. The news was a bit of a surprise for some, especially given that Sony has a reasonably robust beta community for the launcher.
Despite that community however, Sony clearly sees the writing on the wall. There are far superior launchers available in the Google Play Store such as Action Launcher, Nova Launcher and the new Lawnchair Launcher that offer more customization and personalization than the Xperia launcher.