01-23-2014 04:36 AM
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  1. achiquitachaser's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    01-08-2014 07:32 PM
  2. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    I use Nova. I've tried Apex and Go, but keep coming back to Nova.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    01-08-2014 08:30 PM
  3. dave3389's Avatar
    use nova on all my android devices love it
    01-08-2014 08:44 PM
  4. achiquitachaser's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    01-09-2014 01:34 AM
  5. Waterdroid's Avatar
    Nova can toggle landscape mode for your homescreens and maybe change the grid size to make it feel more useful for the bigger screens?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    April920 likes this.
    01-09-2014 03:14 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm gonna be boring and say the stock launcher.
    Gwaron likes this.
    01-09-2014 03:15 AM
  7. PowrDroid's Avatar
    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.
    01-09-2014 02:40 PM
  8. jerrykur's Avatar
    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.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-09-2014 03:09 PM
  9. yakkwak's Avatar
    Nova. The options are limitless. Love the glass wigits.
    01-09-2014 05:27 PM
  10. physioprof's Avatar
    Nova here.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-10-2014 05:52 AM
  11. Sassi666's Avatar
    Nova here too
    01-10-2014 06:15 AM
  12. Alexandra Barrable's Avatar
    I used GO but found it annoying... may try Nova next.
    01-10-2014 06:35 AM
  13. xchange's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Agreed, they're not.optimized for tablets. Also try Smart Launcher, works great on tablets.
    01-10-2014 06:55 AM
  14. jhilker's Avatar
    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!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    01-10-2014 08:12 AM
  15. srkmagnus's Avatar
    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!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    The Ok Google hot word is a great feature. I've used Google Now more than I did before without the hot word.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-10-2014 06:05 PM
  16. mvsmith's Avatar
    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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    01-10-2014 08:08 PM
  17. fuzzy fruit's Avatar
    I use Nova, I guess it's the most popular, I like it though. I might give Smart Launcher a try, it looks interesting.
    01-11-2014 09:48 PM
  18. spackmanstephen's Avatar
    Apex here..

    the big print giveth, the small print taketh
    01-12-2014 08:56 AM
  19. Spacemaker24's Avatar
    Nova. It's perfect for me.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk 4 Pro
    01-12-2014 10:20 AM
  20. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    I'm using action launcher. And I absolutely love it.

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

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    01-12-2014 11:40 AM
  21. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    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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    01-12-2014 11:41 AM
  22. mlmcgahee's Avatar
    Nova Prime all the way! I use it on my tablet and my smart phone.

    Mike
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    01-13-2014 07:59 AM
  23. April920's Avatar
    Nova launcher with glass theme

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    01-13-2014 08:12 AM
  24. mvsmith's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    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.
    Gwaron likes this.
    01-15-2014 09:20 AM
  25. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    01-15-2014 09:25 AM
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