1. cmhsam's Avatar
    Anyone going to be putting a custom launcher on their new S5 like Nova or Apex? Just curios to what others are using and why one launcher over another. I currently use Nova on my N5 and was thinking of using it on my new S5
    04-09-2014 07:19 PM
  2. Brooke Gray's Avatar
    I will eventually use something once I get board. I have used Nova in the past and loved it.


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    04-09-2014 07:26 PM
  3. gibsonplayr21's Avatar
    I think I'm going to change mine.... Thinking of the GPe launcher. I used go launcher way back, and I think I tried nova before as well. I think when I get bored over spring break, I will try out some different ones, and maybe mess with the lock screen too.
    04-09-2014 07:29 PM
  4. 1Coopgt's Avatar
    I have ADW and Next launchers I'll probably try them out on the S5 eventually . I'm Coming from a Razr Maxx so I have no idea what this phone will be like . Looking forward to the change . I've had a moto phone of some sort for the past 4 years .
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    04-09-2014 08:06 PM
  5. isitme's Avatar
    Nova for sure.
    04-09-2014 08:06 PM
  6. the block's Avatar
    I've never messed with 3rd party launchers, but which of them will allow you to save your home screens & all shortcuts/positions/widgets? I've always found the worst part of re-doing a phone was having to rebuild the home screen the way you had it before.
    04-09-2014 08:23 PM
  7. katmandoo122's Avatar
    I've never messed with 3rd party launchers, but which of them will allow you to save your home screens & all shortcuts/positions/widgets? I've always found the worst part of re-doing a phone was having to rebuild the home screen the way you had it before.
    Nova lets you backup and restore.
    04-09-2014 09:30 PM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I've never messed with 3rd party launchers, but which of them will allow you to save your home screens & all shortcuts/positions/widgets? I've always found the worst part of re-doing a phone was having to rebuild the home screen the way you had it before.
    Nova allows to you move everything from your previous HS to Nova
    I'm sure Apex does it as well
    04-09-2014 09:46 PM
  9. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    I think I will use nova unless touchwiz has improved totally
    04-09-2014 09:54 PM
  10. hls811's Avatar
    Just curious, I use Nova on my Droid Mini but I'm switching to an S5 - in the past I've always hated TouchWiz,and unless it has some new features I doubt I'd stick with it being stock (specifically I love the ability to swipe right and left to have additional docks, especially with a larger phone I think using it one handed will be easier with that option).

    Anyway, I know theres no way to disable TouchWiz, but when you use a launcher like Nova do you lose or gain anything as far as performance? Is TW essentially running in the background and then Nova on top of it, or does Nova sorta minimize whatever processing power TW would be taking up?
    04-10-2014 12:18 PM
  11. jdunn's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten the Google Now launcher to work on the S5?

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    04-10-2014 12:35 PM
  12. Zabigayle's Avatar
    I may be the only weirdo that actually doesn't mind Touchwiz.
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    04-10-2014 12:36 PM
  13. Rick Bell's Avatar
    I may be the only weirdo that actually doesn't mind Touchwiz.
    I like TW also but have been using Everything Me for a while and really like it a lot.

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    04-10-2014 12:42 PM
  14. DreamSTi's Avatar
    Nova is a must for me. It's the first app I download!
    04-10-2014 12:45 PM
  15. psp1232171's Avatar
    First turn off all animations in the developer settings menu. Then download Nova Launcher and your phone will be fast. Apex is slower in my opinion. Enjoy

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    04-10-2014 01:13 PM
  16. Jdroids's Avatar
    First turn off all animations in the developer settings menu. Then download Nova Launcher and your phone will be fast. Apex is slower in my opinion. Enjoy
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    +1 to turnning off animation in developer setting. I do this on every android phone and it's feels like turbo charging your phone.

    Apex at default is a little slower than Nova. But you can adjust animation speed on it and it's just as fast. But I'm bored with both of them and trying Holo HD and KK launcher. they are very light and speedy with clean look.
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    04-10-2014 01:21 PM
  17. Rick Bell's Avatar
    Exactly which animation settings do you turn off in developer settings?

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    04-10-2014 03:19 PM
  18. cmhsam's Avatar
    Once I got the S5 I installed Nova
    04-10-2014 04:08 PM
  19. psp1232171's Avatar
    Exactly which animation settings do you turn off in developer settings?

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    I turn off all 3 of them. Window, transition, and animator duration scale.

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    04-10-2014 04:12 PM
  20. Rick Bell's Avatar
    I turn off all 3 of them. Window, transition, and animator duration scale.

    Posted via Android Central App
    TY will try that and see if it is any faster. Using
    Everything Me launcher and quite enjoying it so far.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-10-2014 04:51 PM
  21. Rick Bell's Avatar
    What about 2d setting?

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    05-08-2014 05:30 PM
  22. Rick Bell's Avatar
    Also now running Nova prime and I LOVE it

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-08-2014 05:32 PM
  23. bigmatt503's Avatar
    I tried apex on my s5 and the "ok google" from the home screen doesn't work... Iirc a few of the gestures won't work either.?.? So I am using touch wiz (for now)... Am I missing something? Or is this just the way it is

    Sent from Portland Oregon using my Samsung galaxy s5 on Verizon
    05-08-2014 05:52 PM
  24. bespinct's Avatar
    I tried apex on my s5 and the "ok google" from the home screen doesn't work... Iirc a few of the gestures won't work either.?.? So I am using touch wiz (for now)... Am I missing something? Or is this just the way it is

    Sent from Portland Oregon using my Samsung galaxy s5 on Verizon
    I think that's just the way it is. You could also grab the Google Now Launcher and still have voice commands from the home screen.

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    05-08-2014 06:57 PM
  25. PainFX's Avatar
    I turn off all 3 of them. Window, transition, and animator duration scale.

    Posted via Android Central App
    great tip!
    05-08-2014 07:13 PM

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