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A new Launcher

Discussion in 'Android News & Discussion' 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

    AveragerootedANDROIDuser Member Drone Droid

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  3. Rob Triggs

    Rob Triggs Administrator Staff Member Battle Droid

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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.
     
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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

    John Farrell Well-Known Member Battle Droid

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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 ! :)
     
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    Aniket Member Droid Minion

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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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    dejkirkby Member Battle Droid

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    You should give the Yahoo Aviate launcher a try. I love it.
     
  8. Jayfeather787

    Jayfeather787 Member Droid Minion

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  9. Jonathan Feist

    Jonathan Feist Team AA Staff Member Protocol Droid

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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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    shashank Member Droid Minion

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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.
     
  11. emilioaponte

    emilioaponte Member Scrap Metal

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    Holo Launcher HD works on KitKat 4.4.4, low at internal memory, fast and free.
     
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    Does anyone use Themer? I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 running 4.3 on t-mobile. For some reason the icons on my themer page won't launch the app. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. I plan to root my note 2 when i get my hands on the note 4 or a moto x if cheap enough.
     
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    Joe Hindy AA App Guy Staff Member Battle Droid

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    Aviate if you like everything in groups and at your fingertips, doesn't offer much with customization though
     
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    dejkirkby Member Battle Droid

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    I really like the look of aviate
     
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