1. IanHsci's Avatar
    Treated myself to the new nexus to replace my much-loved galaxy tab, and so far it's great. The only issue is that I can't see any way to customise the look by changing icons, removing labels and so on. Is there a way to do this without a new launcher?

    If not, is Apex the way to go? I was running LauncherPro but that was when I was limited to android 2.2. It looks like Apex offers lots of tweaks to streamline the look of my home screen, and perhaps add a lock screen image. I'm just surprised there's no way to do this without adding a new launcher.

    Thanks in advance...
    10-06-2013 06:14 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Yeah, I think a new launcher is the way to go on this. I'd recommend Nova or Apex for something light and Go Launcher Prime for a truly feature-rich and often updated launcher with it own full ecosystem.
    10-06-2013 06:27 AM
  3. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Treated myself to the new nexus to replace my much-loved galaxy tab, and so far it's great. The only issue is that I can't see any way to customise the look by changing icons, removing labels and so on. Is there a way to do this without a new launcher?

    If not, is Apex the way to go? I was running LauncherPro but that was when I was limited to android 2.2. It looks like Apex offers lots of tweaks to streamline the look of my home screen, and perhaps add a lock screen image. I'm just surprised there's no way to do this without adding a new launcher.

    Thanks in advance...
    I use Apex on my Galaxy 7 plus and Note 2...do not much care for Touchwiz. Also use on Asus Tf300 for much the same reason you are not able to customize your Nexus.
    I just love the options and how smooth Apex runs. Also have used Nova, ADW and others, but always return to
    Apex.
    How are you liking the Nexus? I just can't seem to live without the external sd storage.

    Sent from my GT-P6210 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-06-2013 06:33 AM
  4. Slender Troll's Avatar
    Using Nova Prime on both my N4 and N7. Couldn't be happier.

    Nexus 4
    10-06-2013 08:30 AM
  5. mlmcgahee's Avatar
    +1 for Nova Prime
    10-06-2013 09:01 AM
  6. frederickrdc's Avatar
    Im using nova prime, newbie here

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    10-06-2013 09:35 AM
  7. NewAge's Avatar
    +1 Apex. Try the free versions of both to help decide. I don't think there's much of a difference.
    10-06-2013 09:54 AM
  8. frederickrdc's Avatar
    I also use smart launcher, simple and fast

    Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 6030A
    10-06-2013 09:55 AM
  9. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    I use Nova Prime on both my Galaxy S3 (running CM 10.1.3) and on my Nexus 7 (stock). I love the level of customization that's available compared to the stock launcher. And it just builds off what the stock launcher already accomplishes so no bloat, pure functionality with some bonuses. Doubt I will ever go back to TouchWiz.

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    10-06-2013 10:42 AM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It's funny I have always immediately switched to another launcher on any of my Samsung toys. I don't think I've ever spent more than 4-5 minutes, if that, with the TouchWiz launcher. There's just so many more feature-rich choices.


    S IV
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    10-06-2013 11:50 AM
  11. Android_1234's Avatar
    Go with Apex.
    10-06-2013 03:15 PM
  12. vividrich's Avatar
    Nova Prime on all my devices

    Posted from my Nexus 7 via Android Central App
    10-06-2013 05:40 PM
  13. jd914's Avatar
    I've dabbled with just about every launcher and IMO Nova Prime is the best launcher hands down.

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk 4
    10-06-2013 06:34 PM
  14. ffejjj's Avatar
    I've dabbled with just about every launcher and IMO Nova Prime is the best launcher hands down.

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk 4
    Hands up over here for Adw ex launcher lol. Seriously though they're both nice

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    10-06-2013 06:42 PM
  15. vmurph's Avatar
    +1 Nova! Nova and Apex are very close, but I think Apex limits the number of apps you can put on the dock, doesn't it?
    10-06-2013 08:02 PM
  16. Kilroy13's Avatar
    I like next launcher the best! Have used them all!

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk now Free
    10-06-2013 08:05 PM
  17. neonworm's Avatar
    +1 for Nova Prime.
    10-06-2013 08:59 PM
  18. tutor's Avatar
    +1 for ADW
    10-06-2013 09:09 PM

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