02-15-2021 08:49 AM
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  1. 12stars's Avatar
    Longtime lurker short time poster, mostly read threads and take things in. I’ve been rocking an S7 for years and just updated to the new S21 base model. From way back with Touchwiz on my S5, on the S7 I began using Nova Launcher and still do so. Now with a new phone (finally) I would like to try something new. I’m aware of some of the other launchers out there, Lawnchair, MS, One UI, and was just wondering what some of your preferences or suggestions are. TIA
    Morty2264 likes this.
    02-13-2021 01:01 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Nova for many years , but as soon as I get One UI 3.1 like the s21 have with Google to left , I'll be switching up.
    gendo667 likes this.
    02-13-2021 01:50 PM
  3. anon(19759)'s Avatar
    Nova for many years , but as soon as I get One UI 3.1 like the s21 have with Google to left , I'll be switching up.
    Switching up to what launcher?
    02-13-2021 02:15 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Switching up to what launcher?
    One U1 when I get 3.0 on my Note 20U
    02-13-2021 02:17 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Switching up to what launcher?
    One U1 when I get 3.1 on my Note 20U
    02-13-2021 02:17 PM
  6. anon(19759)'s Avatar
    One U1 when I get 3.1 on my Note 20U
    Didn't know about the Google discover page. Pretty neat.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    02-13-2021 02:29 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Didn't know about the Google discover page. Pretty neat.
    Yeah
    02-13-2021 02:35 PM
  8. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Nova for me. One UI has improved over the years but it is still lacking too many things for me to switch to it. Nova is the best launcher IMO. I've used several
    AudiMalc and j_grouchy like this.
    02-13-2021 02:36 PM
  9. jlangner's Avatar
    One UI 3.1
    02-13-2021 02:39 PM
  10. anon(19759)'s Avatar
    I'm tempted to try other launchers besides Nova. I'm just kind of bored and want to try something new. I really like the look of the new samsung ui, but there's a couple things about I don't like. I don't like how after opening a folder of apps on my home screen, the pop up window is the same size whether you have one or 10 apps in the folder. So, I end up having to reach way up top there if I want to open the app in that top left position. Small hands. Nova folder windows are only as big as they need to be based on how many apps are in the folder.
    02-13-2021 02:41 PM
  11. gendo667's Avatar
    I've been running Nova for years. When I feel the need to switch things up I'll spend time with One UI but I always go back no Nova. I'm in the Nova 7 beta and I love it. Can't wait till it's official.
    02-13-2021 03:15 PM
  12. bkeaver's Avatar
    I've been using nova prime for years but this time I'm using ui3.1. Except for the gestures I haven't missed using nova.
    02-13-2021 03:20 PM
  13. Catman720's Avatar
    Nova Prime
    02-13-2021 04:11 PM
  14. chimpboy74's Avatar
    Nova prime for years. My kids had samsung devices with touchwizz a while ago. I hated using them. Avoided Samsung devices as a result. The s21U tempted me for camera and it was realising that I could run nova prime that convinced me to switch. I have no regrets (it really helped that I had my nova settings backed up and just restored when I got my new phone and everything was just the way I like it.) . I do sometimes wonder about trying samsungs UI (FOMO I guess!!!) But haven't actually done it yet.
    gendo667 likes this.
    02-13-2021 07:39 PM
  15. bhatech's Avatar
    One UI launcher since they now added my only complaint which was no Google feed on the left. Now that it's there I'm fine with it.
    02-13-2021 07:47 PM
  16. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I recommend Niagara Launcher if you want to try something completely different.
    gendo667 and forestinjersey like this.
    02-13-2021 08:02 PM
  17. anon(10728938)'s Avatar
    I recommend Niagara Launcher if you want to try something completely different.
    Very interesting! Thanks for mentioning it.
    02-13-2021 08:48 PM
  18. lattemaker's Avatar
    I'm also using Nova Launcher Prime...but speaking of that, is there a way to get the Google Discover Page in Nova?
    02-13-2021 08:56 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm also using Nova Launcher Prime...but speaking of that, is there a way to get the Google Discover Page in Nova?
    Google companion app apk
    gendo667 likes this.
    02-13-2021 09:00 PM
  20. lattemaker's Avatar
    Google companion app apk
    Nice! I just got it installed and enabled in Nova...Thank you!!!
    mustang7757 and gendo667 like this.
    02-13-2021 09:12 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    Nice! I just got it installed and enabled in Nova...Thank you!!!
    Welcome
    gendo667 likes this.
    02-13-2021 09:17 PM
  22. 12stars's Avatar
    Seems like Nova is the most popular. I wanted to give One UI a try but the option in Nova to increase the app icon and name sizes is what’s preventing me from doing so. These old eyes just aren’t what they used to be.
    02-13-2021 09:34 PM
  23. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Nova for several years now.

    Mav.
    02-13-2021 09:39 PM
  24. Johnson21x's Avatar
    Ive used Nova like everyone else here. Its one of the best no doubt. But since my s9 one Ui from samsung has been getting better and better each year. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it has enough.
    Some things are annoying but thats whats great about andorid just change it.

    My votes for One UI 3.1 for now and nova maybe to freshen things up later
    02-13-2021 10:29 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I've never been a big fan of launchers - I'd always install and then uninstall them after a very, very short period of time. However, I've been using Nova for the past month or so and am really enjoying it!
    Kizzy Catwoman and bembol like this.
    02-13-2021 11:09 PM
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