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A new Launcher

Discussion in 'Android Q&A' started by Vladi, May 31, 2014.

  1. Vladi

    Vladi Member

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    Hello lads!

    A friend and myself are always searching for a good and stable android Launcher.
    The problem is that the really good launchers[Nova,Apex] are about Android 4.3. and lower.

    Have used Inspire Launcher for the longest time [3 months] and always searching for a new one.
    Any suggestions for a Launcher ?
    So far I tried the following :
    Inspire
    Solo
    Buzz
    Smart
    and Aviate
    Looking for a stable and not a "too much" launcher like buzz or smart launcher.
    Dont mind if its a paid app or not.
    Help me out Android army,Thanks !
  2. AveragerootedANDROIDuser

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    Nexus 5, Galaxy ace 2, Digicel Dl600, BlueStacks, and a chinese knock off android tablet.
  3. Rob Triggs

    Rob Triggs Ninja Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum :)

    What do you mean by this exactly? Nova (and many others) work with Android 4.0 and up, meaning that they will run fine on the newest versions of Android too (such as 4.4 KitKat). If you're looking for something that runs on older versions of Android, try ADW, which even works with really old versions.
  4. Bejoy Samuel

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    Google Now Launcher
    It's compatible straight out of the box with all Nexus and Google Play Edition devices, and two minutes with a computer will get it running on all Android 4.x handsets.

    Launcher Pro
    Although it lacks some of the bells and whistles of its more advanced stablemates, Launcher Pro is a solid upgrade from the stock launcher, with much faster scrolling and more customisation options, and even some sleek tricks like unlimited widget resizing.

    Buzz Launcher
    There are certainly more powerful launchers out there, but if you're all about matching the colour of your shoelaces to your cravat (and don't have an iPhone), then this is probably the launcher for you.

    Action Launcher Pro
    Sadly, you have to pay the requisite couple of quid for the premium version if you want to get your hands on the goodies.

    Zeam
    The upside of course is super-smooth performance, even on the oldest, crummiest phones around. If you're looking for a speed boost for a handset running Gingerbread (that's Android 2.x to you and us), Zeam fits the bill pretty well, and it's also free.
  5. John Farrell

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    Well, I think there is a need add some launchers like Next 3D launcher, Nova Launcher, etc.... I am sure they also work out in a better way ! :)
  6. Aniket

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    It actually depends on how you use your phone.. To keep it sweet and simple use APUS launcher or for the animation and creativity stuff use Nova, buzz,.. Etc
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    You should give the Yahoo Aviate launcher a try. I love it.
  8. Jayfeather787

    Jayfeather787 Member

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  9. Jonathan Feist

    Jonathan Feist Team AA Staff Member

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    At this very moment, I have Apex, Nova, Go Launcher and Google Now Launcher all installed on my stock Moto G GPE. I can recommend all of them except Go, but I find that I consistently go back to Apex.
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    Hey anyone remember ADW
    I have a low memory device. Smart launcher worked great for me. Currently I have trebuchet which came with cm.It is great.
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    Holo Launcher HD works on KitKat 4.4.4, low at internal memory, fast and free.
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