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  1. neonworm's Avatar
    Is this the same launcher that runs stock on the Nexus 5?

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    Yep.
    04-21-2014 01:17 AM
  2. Greg C's Avatar
    Would someone who has used BOTH Nova and Apex Launchers tell me the difference between the two? A lot more people seem to be using Nova and I would like to know if it's that much better. I have been using Apex for a couple years now.
    04-21-2014 01:20 AM
  3. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I actually have no issues using TouchWiz what so ever, however I still use Nova Launcher Prime due to more customization and features.
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    04-21-2014 01:28 AM
  4. iko cheyssa's Avatar
    If you are not using TouchWiz then what launcher are you using (that doesn't require rooting)?

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    Nova Launcher I think, Thank's.

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    04-21-2014 06:30 AM
  5. ryanr509's Avatar
    Google experience launcher

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    04-21-2014 06:32 AM
  6. RionDunn's Avatar
    Yep.
    Did you just download the apk using the browser on the S5?

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    04-21-2014 07:03 AM
  7. zedorda's Avatar
    Lightning Launcher is a fast, light and extremely customizable launcher. Lightning is the launcher of choice for people who want a butter smooth, light on memory and tailor-made home screen replacement. Unlike most traditional launchers, Lightning lets you place items everywhere on the desktop, not only to the left or right sides, but also on pages above and below. Think of the desktop as an unlimited canvas extending in both horizontal and vertical directions instead of a strip, and you will get the idea. This mean: as many pages as you need, more space for your apps, and faster navigation. Lightning has some interesting features, such as being able to put widgets in folders (and even other folders for hierarchical navigation), or letting you freely move, scale and rotate any items (note: detach the item from the grid to enable rotate/scale). Oh, and did I mentioned that LL was light on memory, leaving more RAM for your apps ? With its wide set of options and switches, LL is the most customizable launcher, albeit perhaps not the easiest to configure yet! Agreed, as most powerful tools, LL has a learning curve. But isn't that a small price to pay to get the most exciting and unique home screen ;-)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tning_launcher
    04-21-2014 08:45 AM
  8. ACelts's Avatar
    I've been using Aviate, I just like the simplicity of it. Can't do anywhere near nova/apex (i've used them both and for Greg C. - I've never really noticed a difference between the two) but Aviate makes it feel like everything I actually want is always right in front of me. Combining Aviate + Cover is such a smooth Android experience.
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    04-21-2014 08:57 AM
  9. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Would someone who has used BOTH Nova and Apex Launchers tell me the difference between the two? A lot more people seem to be using Nova and I would like to know if it's that much better. I have been using Apex for a couple years now.
    I've used both, but to be honest, it's been quite a while since I've used Apex.

    Both are pretty solid, IMO, but at the time when I tried them both out, I just liked Nova a little bit better...and now that I've paid for Nova Prime, I haven't had any incentive to switch back and/or try Apex out again. I really don't think you can wrong with either.

    I actually have no issues using TouchWiz what so ever, however I still use Nova Launcher Prime due to more customization and features.
    For many, that's all it really is. I've never had a problem with Touchwiz, and some of the widgets are pretty nice, but I really like the ability to expand the icon rows and columns in both the homescreens and app drawers...basically, Nova (or Apex or [fill in the blank, etc]) simply has more customizable options, which is why I really prefer to use it over the built-in TW launcher.

    I also like having the ability to easily backup/restore my homescreen configs with Nova

    Google experience launcher

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    FWIW, I believe it's actually the "Google Now Launcher"...

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.launcher

    And much like Touchwiz, I think it's "alright", but my main reason against using it is the fact that I can't expand the number of rows/columns on my screens and app drawer.

    EDIT: Oh, and just a note to anyone that is sideloading the GNL onto their S5...
    http://www.androidcentral.com/word-c...sung-galaxy-s5
    04-21-2014 09:52 AM
  10. neonworm's Avatar
    Did you just download the apk using the browser on the S5?

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    Yep. You can download it using the browser. Make sure to turn on the "Allow unknown sources" in your security settings. But, be sure to turn it off after you are done.
    04-21-2014 10:43 AM
  11. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Would someone who has used BOTH Nova and Apex Launchers tell me the difference between the two? A lot more people seem to be using Nova and I would like to know if it's that much better. I have been using Apex for a couple years now.
    I've used both, but to be honest, it's been quite a while since I've used Apex.

    Both are pretty solid, IMO, but at the time when I tried them both out, I just liked Nova a little bit better...and now that I've paid for Nova Prime, I haven't had any incentive to switch back and/or try Apex out again. I really don't think you can wrong with either.
    Just to update my previous post...just found this relevant thread on Reddit...
    Is Nova Launcher dead? : Android

    It appears as though Nova may no longer by actively receiving updates, so if you're on the fence regarding Apex or Nova (especially if you're planning on spending money on one or the other), this make you want to sway towards Apex...or any of the other launchers mentioned on this thread.
    Greg C likes this.
    04-21-2014 12:08 PM
  12. bembol's Avatar
    It's an amazing launcher, I've tried 4-5 others and Nova is still the best.

    Congrats on being a father.

    I don't know exactly how OS updates work. What's after Kit Kat, how/will this affect Nova when Google releases the next OS/Lollypop?
    04-21-2014 12:18 PM
  13. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    It's an amazing launcher, I've tried 4-5 others and Nova is still the best.

    Congrats on being a father.

    I don't know exactly how OS updates work. What's after Kit Kat, how/will this affect Nova when Google releases the next OS/Lollypop?
    Not sure who that was directed towards...it's the Nova Launcher developer that recently became a father, and has apparently for that reason ceased development (somewhat understandably).

    As far as what does it mean? Who knows really?...but the short version is that it *may* not work with future Android versions, and there *may* not be any updates to fix it if that's the case.

    Just something to consider if you're thinking about spending any money on the Prime version of the app.
    04-21-2014 12:50 PM
  14. pagehite's Avatar
    Does no one use ADW? I have it on my S5 and my Note 10.1 2014, and have been quite happy with it. Do any of the other launchers have obvious advantages over ADW or should I just go with what I know?
    04-21-2014 12:53 PM
  15. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    Is this the same launcher that runs stock on the Nexus 5?

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    I could be wrong but I have to say no. Nexus 5 uses stock android...totally different.
    It is a launcher that brings that experience to devices that don't run stock android, like Samsung devices.

    As for what launcher I use, I use Nova Launcher Prime. I don't have a screenshot as I am using my iPhone 5 right now due to the fact that my s4 is giving me WAYYY too many errors for me to deal with...but I am looking to purchase a new phone in the coming months.
    04-21-2014 01:20 PM
  16. RionDunn's Avatar
    Yep. You can download it using the browser. Make sure to turn on the "Allow unknown sources" in your security settings. But, be sure to turn it off after you are done.
    Can you post a screen shot of your main home screen running the Google launcher? Also, does it have Google now?

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    04-21-2014 01:26 PM
  17. neonworm's Avatar
    Can you post a screen shot of your main home screen running the Google launcher? Also, does it have Google now?

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    I don't run Google Experience Launcher. I use Nova. And yes, it has Google Now if you swipe to the left.
    04-21-2014 01:50 PM
  18. jenzfc's Avatar
    I love Atom Launcher + Lumos icon pack.

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    04-21-2014 06:02 PM
  19. jenzfc's Avatar
    Here is a screen shot of Atom launcher.If you don't use the TouchWiz stock launcher....-uploadfromtaptalk1398118029718.jpg

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    04-21-2014 06:07 PM
  20. Jay Holm's Avatar
    I'm curious, I've been using the Go Launcher for 3-4yrs, and am happy with it. But I am always open minded to. . .what do you like more about the Nova launcher?

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    04-21-2014 06:26 PM
  21. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm also using Nova Prime Launcher
    If you don't use the TouchWiz stock launcher....-uploadfromtaptalk1398127319946.jpg
    If you don't use the TouchWiz stock launcher....-uploadfromtaptalk1398127338494.jpg
    If you don't use the TouchWiz stock launcher....-uploadfromtaptalk1398127360067.jpg

    Sent from MY BLACK G'NOTE3
    04-21-2014 08:42 PM
  22. Eric Ruiz1's Avatar
    I'm trying all launchers out since this is my first android. On Nova for the rest of tomorrow then trying out Aviate.

    There's no way to manipulate the lock screen yet huh?

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    04-22-2014 12:03 AM
  23. RionDunn's Avatar
    I don't run Google Experience Launcher. I use Nova. And yes, it has Google Now if you swipe to the left.
    So my next question is.. When I'm using Google now launcher, I'll be leaving behind anything Samsung? For example the camera features, tool box, unread badges etc?

    I'm assuming you would be losing out on certain features of touch wiz but thought it was work an ask, maybe someone has experienced different..

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    04-22-2014 12:07 AM
  24. neonworm's Avatar
    So my next question is.. When I'm using Google now launcher, I'll be leaving behind anything Samsung? For example the camera features, tool box, unread badges etc?

    I'm assuming you would be losing out on certain features of touch wiz but thought it was work an ask, maybe someone has experienced different..

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    You won't lose the camera features, because it doesn't replace the camera. What do you mean by toolbox? And, I am not sure about the unread badges because I haven't used Google Now Launcher for a while.
    04-22-2014 12:11 AM
  25. ryanr509's Avatar
    So my next question is.. When I'm using Google now launcher, I'll be leaving behind anything Samsung? For example the camera features, tool box, unread badges etc?

    I'm assuming you would be losing out on certain features of touch wiz but thought it was work an ask, maybe someone has experienced different..

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    U lose the unread badges which I dislike. And u lose the nice Sammy weather widget. But u still have all the camera features and things like S health.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using AC Forums mobile app
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    04-22-2014 12:56 AM
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