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    Default Nexus 7 Launcher

    Curious what everyone likes to use as a launcher for their nexus, I have used both Aviate and Action Pro Launcher. Would love to hear what else is being used by other users.

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    I use Nova. I've tried Apex and Go, but keep coming back to Nova.

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    use nova on all my android devices love it
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    I like both of them but I don't feel they are really optimized for tablets. The home screen to me just screens big phone, kind of like iOS does for me. Guess that's why I like aviate so much, just wished they had landscape mode and a few more options to play with. Maybe when they eventually come out of beta

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    Nova can toggle landscape mode for your homescreens and maybe change the grid size to make it feel more useful for the bigger screens?

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    I'm gonna be boring and say the stock launcher.
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    So far I'm still using the stock launcher. But I've got Nova on my phone and with the addition of swipable widget functions I'll probably go with Nova on my Nexus 7 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    I'm gonna be boring and say the stock launcher.
    Me too. But part of the reason I bought the Nexus was for the stock Android experience.
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    Nova. The options are limitless. Love the glass wigits.
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    Nova here.

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    Nova here too
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    I used GO but found it annoying... may try Nova next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by achiquitachaser View Post
    I like both of them but I don't feel they are really optimized for tablets. The home screen to me just screens big phone, kind of like iOS does for me. Guess that's why I like aviate so much, just wished they had landscape mode and a few more options to play with. Maybe when they eventually come out of beta

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    Agreed, they're not.optimized for tablets. Also try Smart Launcher, works great on tablets.
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    I've switched to the Google Experience Launcher, and am enjoying it a lot. It's nice to have my Google Now screen one swipe away, and being able to launch a search by saying "Ok, Google" from any screen is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhilker View Post
    I've switched to the Google Experience Launcher, and am enjoying it a lot. It's nice to have my Google Now screen one swipe away, and being able to launch a search by saying "Ok, Google" from any screen is great!

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    The Ok Google hot word is a great feature. I've used Google Now more than I did before without the hot word.

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    I was using stock but I downloaded GEL and I'm sticking to it. Infinite home screens. If nova can do that though. Well that and able to "okay Google" is awesome.

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    I use Nova, I guess it's the most popular, I like it though. I might give Smart Launcher a try, it looks interesting.
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    Apex here..

    the big print giveth, the small print taketh
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    Nova. It's perfect for me.

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    I'm using action launcher. And I absolutely love it.

    Beautiful interface for tablets speedy updates, and I will soon be buying pro

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    Also I've used the google experience launcher and while it has some cool features it feels lacking on the nexus 7 2013
    Compared to the nexus 5

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    Last edited by Barracuda7772; 01-12-2014 at 05:45 PM.
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    Nova Prime all the way! I use it on my tablet and my smart phone.

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    Nova launcher with glass theme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barracuda7772 View Post
    Also I've used the google experience launcher and while it has some cool features it feels lacking on the nexus 7 2013
    Compared to the nexus 5

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    Why do you feel it's lacking. The Nexus 5 has the infinite homescreens, the OK google, holding to access widgets, wallpapers, homescreens, and the same feature of dragging an app to add a new homescreen. And OK Google, opening apps, and using Google Now and google voice is flawless. I see and experience no lag. I've heard some people say the apps are a bit bigger and I've noticed it too. The only thing I notice when I first launched it was a little bit of the screen was black for a moment. Never any problems since. Or are you referring to the dialer option not being there?

    I used to swear by nova and loved it on my phones and some tablets. But I think Google Experience Launcher is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvsmith View Post
    Why do you feel it's lacking. The Nexus 5 has the infinite homescreens, the OK google, holding to access widgets, wallpapers, homescreens, and the same feature of dragging an app to add a new homescreen. And OK Google, opening apps, and using Google Now and google voice is flawless. I see and experience no lag. I've heard some people say the apps are a bit bigger and I've noticed it too. The only thing I notice when I first launched it was a little bit of the screen was black for a moment. Never any problems since. Or are you referring to the dialer option not being there?

    I used to swear by nova and loved it on my phones and some tablets. But I think Google Experience Launcher is better.
    This is a nexus 7 2013 thread and the gel is good on the nexus 5 but not for the nexus 7 2013 in my opinion.

    OK google works very well but I don't need it. I don't like how the icons are bigger and you can no alter the grid size.

    It makes me feel like a lot of screen real estate is going to waste.

    And personally I'm not one to clutter my screen and I think action launcher pro is the best at it. Also action launcher feels the most appropriate for a tablet not to mention 1-swipe is an amazing feature

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