Lollipop Launcher review

What is Lollipop Launcher?

Lollipop Launcher is a a home screen replacement launcher that is based on the latest Google Now Launcher. The developers have found success creating modified versions of Google’s stock launchers before with Holo Launcher which has garnered over one million downloads to date. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store with no in app purchases.

Because Lollipop Launcher is based on Google Now Launcher, most people have a pretty good idea of how this app works because it works a lot like Google Now Launcher. Things like changing wallpapers, the app drawer, and even the “Okay, Google” integration is all there. A couple of the non-Google features include icon pack support, infinite home screen scrolling, the ability to create multiple docks and scroll between them, and gesture support.

Much like Google Now Launcher, Lollipop Launcher is pretty fast and stable. It doesn’t have the kind of features you’d see on Nova, Apex, or Action Launcher but we’re pretty sure keeping the package slim was kind of the point. It really is Google Now Launcher with a few desirable features built in and that’s not a bad thing. Not everyone needs a feature list that takes 20 minutes to read.

Lollipop Launcher screenshot

Google Now Launcher with a little bit of sauce on it.


Includes most Google Now Launcher features such as 'Okay, Google' integration on the home screen.
Icon pack support and gesture controls.
The ability to create and scroll through multiple docks is a nice touch.
Supports Android 4.0 and up.
Free with no in app purchases...for now.


If you wanted something with a bunch of features, you may be better off with Nova, Apex, Action Launcher.
It's newer, which means a little buggy on some devices. This will likely clear up in time.

Bottom Line

Overall, Lollipop Launcher is a good launcher. It has the features everyone wanted out of Google Now Launcher with a few things that everyone wanted in Google Now Launcher. It is free although the previous iteration (Holo Launcher) did eventually get a paid version so this one may get a paid version as well. Until then, if you’ve been looking for Google Now Launcher with icon support, this is where you want to be.

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