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  1. Joshua Greve's Avatar
    In fact, I tried out Niagara today. And I actually greatly preferred Niagara because it doesn't pretend to be amazing. It capitalizes on being minimalist. Pixel pretends to be something that it really isn't. It's minimalist without wanting to be. It's minimalist because of lack of features not by design. It just lacks. Honestly I found Eevee and Niagara to be much more impressive. I am just so disappointed in what seems to be an increasing aversion to individuality and customization on the part of Google. It really does feel more and more like apple in that they don't trust their consumers to make decisions about features and details that would be best for them. They have become more concerned about making everything with the same so that we're all a walking advertisement for their company. And fare enough. But it does make Google not very different from most any other company except that they have a lot of power. Ugh I'm getting frustrated. Lol
    06-18-2019 02:22 PM
  2. dov1978's Avatar
    The stock Pixel Launcher is still awful after all this time. No swipe down notifications, no widget padding, no option to remove the search bar, no option to change or resize icons. And they're just the basic options all launchers should have these days.

    Microsoft Launcher and Nova for me
    OK so I take it back. I switched fully to Pixel Launcher after I wrote that just to confirm to myself that it was still awful. Yeah I'd still like those things added that I mentioned but apart from that it's been super smooth and a nice simple launcher. If my default Microsoft Launcher or even Nova didn't have a few annoying bugs just now on the Android Q beta 4 then I probably would never have even given it another try. I'll just stick to my biggest and most frustrating Pixel problem. Why oh why is there no One Handed Mode yet?!?!
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    06-20-2019 11:56 AM
  3. Joshua Greve's Avatar
    OK so I take it back. I switched fully to Pixel Launcher after I wrote that just to confirm to myself that it was still awful. Yeah I'd still like those things added that I mentioned but apart from that it's been super smooth and a nice simple launcher. If my default Microsoft Launcher or even Nova didn't have a few annoying bugs just now on the Android Q beta 4 then I probably would never have even given it another try. I'll just stick to my biggest and most frustrating Pixel problem. Why oh why is there no One Handed Mode yet?!?!
    I haven't had any problems. Maybe I don't have Q beta 4??? I'm not trying to convince you back from the dark side. Lol. But I am asking for real: what bugs did you have w Nova Prime?

    Also, fwiw, this thread inspired me to try out other stuff. I found that I really like Evie as well. It's like NP, but with fewer options. Not sure why I am using it other than just for a change, but it has been a super smooth ride... So far.
    06-20-2019 10:27 PM
  4. sulla1965's Avatar
    Stock
    06-21-2019 12:58 AM
  5. dov1978's Avatar
    I haven't had any problems. Maybe I don't have Q beta 4??? I'm not trying to convince you back from the dark side. Lol. But I am asking for real: what bugs did you have w Nova Prime?

    Also, fwiw, this thread inspired me to try out other stuff. I found that I really like Evie as well. It's like NP, but with fewer options. Not sure why I am using it other than just for a change, but it has been a super smooth ride... So far. ������
    Nothing major but the Android Q beta is well known for not playing nice with 3rd party launchers just now. I'm using the new full gesture system and when you swipe up for home on Nova or Microsoft Launcher you get a weird jerky animation before it goes to the home page. With Pixel Launcher it doesn't. Also with the other launchers I sometimes get notification badges on the icons that won't clear. That's it really for me anyway. Once the beta ends and we get full release Android Q that'll all be fixed and I'll certainly go back to them. I love Microsoft Launcher especially
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    06-21-2019 02:01 AM
  6. Joshua Greve's Avatar
    Ah yes. The notification thing has happened to me before though it was on my S7
    06-21-2019 12:02 PM
  7. acejavelin's Avatar
    Nova Launcher... been using it for so long anything else I've tried just feels like it's missing so much. That and Notification Badges with unread count, I can't do without that anymore.
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    06-23-2019 08:00 AM
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