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  1. doogald's Avatar
    Reason why i went with Motorola is for the near stock android experience. Adding a launcher would just add unnecessary bulk, and cpu consumption imo; why i dont go well with touchwiz, sense, etc.

    Launchers were relevent back in the day when android NEEDED it, or better yet a custom ROM. God i miss my old SGS Captivate from 4years ago... Clocked it so high....
    I've never had a problem with performance or battery drain on a moto phone with a third party launcher on KitKat or jellybean.

    TouchWiz and Sense are more than just launchers, and performance issues with them are not just because of the launcher.
    07-04-2015 06:44 AM
  2. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Reason why i went with Motorola is for the near stock android experience. Adding a launcher would just add unnecessary bulk, and cpu consumption imo; why i dont go well with touchwiz, sense, etc.
    Unnecessary bulk? A trifling amount the Turbo won't even notice.

    CPU consumption? You'll be using one launcher at a time, not having two run simultaneously.

    Realize the Turbo is a performance beast of a phone and can handle a third party launcher as easily as a 747 jet airliner could handle a stowaway ant.
    07-04-2015 11:00 AM
  3. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    I mean I agree the Turbo is a beast of a smartphone, but I personally like google now, its simple, lightweight and in general I like to use all google apps. The more feature packed launchers can start to add bulk and can start to slow a phone down. A good example is touch wiz, many people complain how it slows down the phone. Its like if you take a Ferrari and stuff the trunk full of lead. Its performance will become worse.

    I can understand that people don't necessarily want to add more apps than needed. Honestly it annoys me that I cant uninstall the other two messaging apps I don't use and all the other bloatware. I want as little on the phone as possible so I can keep it neat and organized. My laptop is no slouch and has plenty of power to allow me to keep stuff on my desktop but I only keep the recycling bin and my google drive folder. Every thing else is neatly tucked away into the my documents, etc folders.

    I love the google now launcher, only complaint is that since android no longer has a settings button, if you dont keep an open spot on the desktop idk how to get to the settings/ wallpaper/ widgets etc menu. You need to press and hold the open backround
    07-04-2015 01:50 PM
  4. Namrobo's Avatar
    I've never had a problem with performance or battery drain on a moto phone with a third party launcher on KitKat or jellybean.

    TouchWiz and Sense are more than just launchers, and performance issues with them are not just because of the launcher.
    Yeh i mean its nothing notably bad, i just feel its unnecessary. Launchers do run in the background tho and though not noticeable, its still there.

    I agree touchwiz and the like are much more than just a skin and UI, it has added bloat and other crap.
    07-04-2015 06:20 PM
  5. df508462's Avatar
    Yes, Apex Launcher lets you change it, too. Thanks for the tip!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-04-2015 10:27 PM
  6. srkmagnus's Avatar
    this will take some getting use to and I have only had my phone for 3 weeks. Must feel really weird for some of you guys.
    At first, yes. But you'll get used to it.

    Overall, how are you liking the update?
    07-06-2015 08:28 AM
  7. kenmoffat's Avatar
    After a few days with 5.1 I have found no problems other than the ugly search bar color. Hope they fix it. I like what I have seen of Lollipop so far.
    07-07-2015 04:55 PM
  8. Visc's Avatar
    I kind of wish we could get a sense launcher

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-07-2015 06:30 PM
  9. DetroitRed619's Avatar
    I just finished installing the update and everything seems great but is there any way to change the Google bar at the top of the home screen? I liked it when it was transparent and I would love to have it like that again or even just take it off.
    If you press down in empty space on home screen it will pop-up for wallpaper, widgets, and settings. Settings is where you can turn the Google search bar on and off.
    07-22-2015 07:06 PM
  10. Rob_B's Avatar
    I disabled it but at times it flashes "white" in the space it occupied on the home screen. Very annoying.
    07-23-2015 12:35 PM
  11. Davidoo's Avatar
    That was annoying for me too. Nova launcher solved it and let me put other widgets in that spot too. In the past I have usually avoided adding launchers but now I love the customization I have
    Einsteindks likes this.
    07-23-2015 03:15 PM
  12. Pinto66's Avatar
    You are awesome!!!!
    10-15-2015 12:40 AM
  13. Pinto66's Avatar
    Thank you!!!!!!!
    10-15-2015 12:47 AM
  14. 1cokezero's Avatar
    If you're using the stock launcher long press a blank area of any screen, touch settings. there you can remove the Google bar.
    Thank you very much for this answer. I had to scroll down a long list of incorrect answers to find this. This correct one needs to be moved to the top. Thank you so much
    hub1 likes this.
    01-13-2016 09:57 AM
  15. lk1zhm's Avatar
    Well then you can disable it in the launcher settings. Just tap long on some free space in home screen, swipe from bottom to top and disable it (should be the first option).
    01-25-2016 05:12 AM
  16. dwil4's Avatar
    Thank god for the removal tip!!! That thing was driving me nuts!
    01-31-2016 09:11 AM
  17. josamhill3's Avatar
    To get the Google App bar off your home screen.
    Disable your Goggle App, wait a minute then re-enable.
    Re-enabling does Not put the bar back on home screen.
    04-29-2016 10:51 AM
  18. Sherri Hepler's Avatar
    Thank you!
    08-31-2016 08:50 PM
  19. jennjenna42's Avatar
    Ok so you might want to try this...
    Make sure you are at the home screen.
    Tap on a blank area on the screen and hold until you see Wallpapers, Widgets and setting.
    Click on the settings.
    Google Search=include Google search bar on the home screen.
    Make sure that you turn this off.
    This should help.
    I myself can not stand that bar on my home screen hope this helps everyone!
    01-05-2017 12:39 PM
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