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New Nova Launcher with sprinkles of Jelly Bean goes beta

by: Bams SadewoAugust 8, 2012

When you’re getting bored by your phone, or at least by how it looks, installing third-party launchers – instead of going to a phone relationship counselor – is a more practical solution to bring the love back. One popular option to consider is the Nova Launcher, which has just been updated by TeslaCoil Software to accommodate some Jelly Bean goodness.

The Jelly Bean-based version of Nova Launcher is now available as a public beta. If you’re wondering why it’s worth the shout out, it’s because the older version was based on the almost ancient (I kid) Ice Cream Sandwich. Here’s the full change log:

Merge jellybean launcher Automatic desktop rearrangement Automatic [...]
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Best homescreen launcher apps for Android

by: Alvin YbañezAugust 1, 2012

If you compare an iPhone with another iPhone, you can see a lot of similarities. You can see similar square icons, the white or gray interface, the same search bar design, and the same virtual keyboard. Unless you gain special access to your phone, you cannot see a big difference between two iPhones.

On the other hand, when you compare two of the same Android devices, they may look identical on the outside but they can be different on the inside. If you have read our article about the best applications for customizing and personalizing your phone, the Google Play Store offers a variety of apps that allow you to customize and personalize your Android device. You can [...]

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Claystone Launcher: 3D homescreen launcher for easy feeds and app access

by: Carl ParkerJuly 31, 2012

As the number of things we store on our phones continues to grow, the more we are inclined to find something that can help us browse everything easily. Sure, we can flip through each page of content but that’ll take forever. Instead of wasting precious time, speed up your browsing experience with Claystone Launcher version 2.0.

Termed as the first-ever tandem launcher available for Android devices, Claystone Launcher 2.0 allows you to simultaneously use it with your phone’s standard launcher. The good thing is, you don’t have to scroll through various homescreens or even worry about extensive fiddling just to shift from Claystone back to your standard [...]

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Best Android apps for personalizing and customizing your phone

by: Alvin YbañezJuly 13, 2012

One of the advantages of owning an Android phone is that it is customizable. You may have the same phone as other people but you may have different launchers, SMS apps, ringtones, and so on. Advanced Android developers tend to customize their phones by making their own custom ROM. They enhance existing software, add some apps, tweak its performance, and provide an edge that stock ROMs fails to offer.

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But, for a newbie Android phone user, you won’t need to study developer stuff and take note of confusing developer jargon just to customize your Android phone. You can easily customize your phone by installing apps from [...]

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Researchers create prototype Android clickjacking rootkit

by: Gary SimsJuly 4, 2012

Researchers at NC State University have found a weakness in the Android framework (meaning the Android GUI and services, not the underlying Linux kernel) which has allowed them to create a proof-of-concept prototype rootkit that can alter which apps are launched when an icon is tapped. The result is that malware could easily install fake apps which look and feel the same as normal apps but which steal information off the phone.

The example given by Xuxian Jiang, who led the research team, shows how malware could hide the smartphone’s built-in browser and replace it with a browser that looks and acts the same but steals banking information and login credentials as the [...]

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MiHome Launcher: Bringing MIUI looks to your Android without rooting or flashing MIUI ROM

by: Carl ParkerJune 29, 2012

Ever noticed how Android users have these different types of settings on their devices? Some techies are really good with these things since they know how to tinker with the User Interface (UI). Developers have created different ROMs to compliment Android devices, and one of them has made a name for itself for being user-friendly.

MiHome Launcher features a unique style of UI that makes Android users personalize their device with ease and convenience. The thing about this launcher is that once you install this on your device, it’s considered plug and play. You can even see thousands of themes and it can support over 10 screens where you can change [...]

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XP Mod Launcher makes Android look and work like Windows XP

by: LucianJune 22, 2012

What’s this? Windows XP on your Android device?

Well, not quite, it’s XP Mod Launcher. A team of developers called team.fluxion have taken upon themselves the very complex challenge of making Android look exactly like Windows XP. So, in effect, it’s a mod, or a more advanced launcher for your phone or tablet, that replicates the XP experience down to the smallest detail.

Users can go and explore through folders by using the appropriate (Android) apps. You can even copy, cut and paste stuff on it, much like you would in a real XP environment.  Of course, the XP mod for Android mostly concerns the interface, as the back-end stuff is still handled [...]

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Giving your Android device a dose of Windows 8’s Metro UI via Windows 8 GO Launcher Theme

by: Paul NuñalJune 4, 2012

One of the best things that makes the Android OS the prime choice of many users is its flexibility in adapting to the latest trends in technology.  The ability to run custom homescreen launchers is a plus factor because it can transform any Android device into something different that rival OSes can’t catch up with.

You have probably heard of the popular GO Launcher EX and Launcher Pro homescreen launchers that offer blazingly fast performance in navigating in and out of your homescreen. This time around app developer Seize Ent has upped the ante of the popular homescreen launcher by adding a little twist in bringing the elusive Metro UI launcher to Android [...]

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HTC One X: How to make HTC Sense 4.0 launcher run smoothly and with no lag

by: Ken EastMay 24, 2012

If you’ve got an HTC One X, you may have noticed a bit of lag when navigating around the user interface. Don’t worry, you are not the only one who’s been experiencing this problem. HTC Sense 4.0, the latest version of the Sense UI, has an issue when you scroll through the pages on the home screen. It lags or stutters, which annoys most users.

The HTC One X is one of the most amazing Android devices if you consider power and stylish design. Its attractive, smooth edges make the device look very classy and slick, not to mention that it’s in possession of a great looking touchscreen display. The device has several features to brag about, such as [...]

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Nova Launcher 1.1: Customization and speed at their finest

by: Ken EastMay 7, 2012

If you’ve been around the Android development community for some time, chances are you’ve found the advantages of a custom launcher. There are a number to choose from but only a few really stand out to be long-time favorites. If you want to try a launcher that promises both great performance and high-level customization, then you’ll want to try Nova Launcher.

Nova Launcher is a performance-driven custom launcher for Android and it is highly customizable, offering several customization options. Nova Launcher isn’t missing out on the aesthetics either. It features a very slick and sophisticated interface that may be on par with Ice Cream [...]

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