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Ok I know everyone has their preference for launchers and I use GO.
My question is this, I know they all have pros and cons, quarks, tweaks etc but nowhere can I find a definitive list to compare each launcher.
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- 12-12-2012, 05:45 PM #2
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I've tried GO, Apex, ADW, Nova, of course TW. RIght now overall favorite is Nova prime, works terrific. But over last 3 days I'm giving the new Action Launcher a try. Thus far it works well but definitely could stand some more features added and hopefully themes will be coming soon.
- 12-12-2012, 06:53 PM #6
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Hmmm. I've yet to get bored with TW. It's only been two months, but I guess I just don't get what the big draw is– with all the market launchers. And I've yet to see a screenshot—and I think I've seen screenshots of most of them—that looks more appealing than TouchWiz, to me. All the other launchers that I've seen so far... typically just look too ho-hum, too blah, or too busy. But I guess that's just me talkin'.
. . and I guess I'll have to start gettin' with the times . . and start trying some other launchers!
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So, not just themes, but also widgets and other stuff, so e.g.– when I upgraded from my GSII Skyrocket to the GS3 . . and was thenceforth disappointed to not find the same applications & widgets (even though they were both on the same ICS 4.0.4 builds), including no: 'Power-Saving Toolbar' widget, and 'Application Monitor' widget, etc., on the GS3 . . . I could have loaded one of the Market launchers and possibly found widgets similar to what I was missing and looking for? Plus cooler themes, huh?
Thanks again. Maybe I'll check some out tomorrow. Um, from one 21, to another . . what are your fav launchers?
- 12-12-2012, 08:10 PM #15
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Some widgets are built specifically for the manufacturers UI. I figured that out the hard way back when I switched to ADW EX on my EVO. More often than not, you will be able to find a comparable widget on the market, but you can't make HTC sense, TW, Blur etc. do anything more than they're made to do. That's where the big advantage to custom launchers come in.
- 12-13-2012, 06:42 AM #17
- 12-13-2012, 08:44 AM #18
I'm in the Nova Prime group too.
When I got my S3, Apex and Nova were going back and forth in updating so tried both and they are very similar. I decided I liked Nova slightly better so I bought the Prime and stuck with it. TouchWiz didn't have enough customization for me. Especially with such a big screen, it seems like so much space was wasted. So I got a launcher after just a day of TW.
I'm interested in Action Launcher since I really like Tweetlanes, but not sure if I would like it as my daily launcher.
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GO Launcher is more for like people who want automatic customization, or to download customization themes without having to do the work of customizing on their own
NOVA Launcher are for those who want to customize each thing on their own, from icons to colors to widgets
I prefer NOVA launcher for that reason, and its fast and awesome!!
- 12-13-2012, 01:54 PM #25
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