Complete newb here insofar as Android devices.
I just received my new Nexus 4 (moving from older iPhone 3GS), and am curious as to why I would need or want any launcher app.
Perhaps I don't understand what the app would give me that would improve the stock OS in my new phone.
Can anyone share what I would gain and what is seen as the best launcher app if I decide to try one? If I decide I do not like after trying, am I able to uninstall and return to the stock phone as can be done on any other app?
- 02-12-2013, 07:52 AM #2
- 02-12-2013, 07:54 AM #3
I'm currently running stock launcher but I had been using Nova launcher on my Galaxy Nexus for awhile. It's pretty nice and stable. Check it out. There is a free and paid version. The paid version gets you more screen transition types and some extra features.
- 02-12-2013, 09:20 AM #4
- 02-12-2013, 09:31 AM #5
Checkout the sticky labeled screenshots to get an idea of what you can customize and/or checkout mycoloscreens.com some great layouts there.
I recommend Nova because it is stable, easy to use, and does not use a lot memory.
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- 02-12-2013, 09:37 AM #6
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Also, since you're coming from iOS I'd recommend Nova Launcher since it's the only one that currently supports GLOBAL Badge Notifications (those little red #'s on the App icons).
Here's how--> [HOW-TO] Guide to Global Badge Notifications
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- 02-12-2013, 09:43 AM #7
Yea, add on launchers can do pretty much whatever you may want them to do. I use Nova Launcher almost exclusively for two things: disabling wallpaper scrolling and making the app drawer transparent so I can see my wallpaper on it instead of the black background. Everything else looks and functions as stock.
Others will do so much more with it but that's all I need it for, and it serves that purpose.
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