06-26-2017 09:50 AM
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  1. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    I just tried Novalauncher Prime a week ago. Love it.
    06-13-2017 01:45 PM
  2. bassjo's Avatar
    So I have always used Nova Launcher on all of my Android devices and trust me I have had a lot of them.

    I have had my S8 for about a week now and I still have no desire to install a Launcher on it ... Anyone else feel the same way.

    This phone is so smooth and just works...
    I'm with you on this... I've always used Nova as my go to launcher but I've got a real nice theme going and it had stock Android icons and I'm happy with it for a while.
    jcochran1977 likes this.
    06-13-2017 01:53 PM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    It's only been a couple weeks, but I have not installed a launcher yet. I normally install Nova right away, but I have been very happy with what Samsung has done. We will see how long I make it, but so far I have not had a need to make a change.
    06-13-2017 03:49 PM
  4. TheyCallMeBT's Avatar
    I've used Nova for several years now (Galaxy Nexus, GS4, GS6, GS7). But I'm using stock launcher on the S8 and I'm loving it. There were only a couple of features that I missed from Nova, but I was able to get past them.
    jcochran1977 likes this.
    06-13-2017 06:12 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I use both, I think with Nova it's fast like oneplus 3t fast
    06-13-2017 06:24 PM
  6. skipatrol's Avatar
    Never thought I'd say this but the Samsung stock works just fine for me. Maybe one of the best I've ever used IMO.
    jcochran1977 likes this.
    06-13-2017 07:07 PM
  7. jcochran1977's Avatar
    Never thought I'd say this but the Samsung stock works just fine for me. Maybe one of the best I've ever used IMO.
    I have to agree with you... I honestly don't feel the need to install Nova
    06-13-2017 07:22 PM
  8. rdcrds's Avatar
    I have never tried Nova before. I was going to try it out but so many like stock that i have stayed stock. But what is the main difference between the 2 in what they can do
    06-13-2017 09:37 PM
  9. amyf27's Avatar
    TouchWiz lasted less than 10 minutes before I had to install Nova. All because of grid size customization and icon size customization. Samsung needs to put more options in on that.
    Yes same here. I don't know why Samsung's icons are so SMALL.
    06-14-2017 04:12 AM
  10. aldo82's Avatar
    I don't have an s8 but does the launcher still have the same iOS type folders where they open slowly to fuller screen? that's one of the main reasons I use an alternative launcher on my s7 edge as it's just so slow to use folders like that!
    06-14-2017 04:35 AM
  11. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I don't have an s8 but does the launcher still have the same iOS type folders where they open slowly to fuller screen? that's one of the main reasons I use an alternative launcher on my s7 edge as it's just so slow to use folders like that!
    I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but I suppose the folders are similar to iOS in that you put apps into a folder, touch the folder and it opens up to show you the apps in that folder. All of that happens very quickly for me. The folder opens immediately and I can select my app. I don't see how it could be faster than it is outside of the swipe to open type gestures that something like Nova will allow you to set up. Sorry if I misunderstood your question though.
    06-14-2017 05:55 AM
  12. Graphixx30's Avatar
    Has anyone tried Arrow Launcher?
    I am currently using Arrow Launcher on my S8+ — I was using Nova Prime at first but switched to Arrow Launcher and really like it. It doesn't have nearly the amount of customization as Nova but the one thing I do like is it doesn't need an extra add-on for notification badges, it's built into Arrow.
    06-14-2017 09:12 AM
  13. EMGSM's Avatar
    Still using stock. Haven't had any urge to change because all is working well for me...so far.
    06-14-2017 09:57 AM
  14. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    I am currently using Arrow Launcher on my S8+ — I was using Nova Prime at first but switched to Arrow Launcher and really like it. It doesn't have nearly the amount of customization as Nova but the one thing I do like is it doesn't need an extra add-on for notification badges, it's built into Arrow.
    does it have double tap to sleep the phone, that seems to be the one thing i really love about nova launcher
    06-14-2017 10:46 AM
  15. Graphixx30's Avatar
    Yes, you can double tap the screen to sleep the phone with Arrow Launcher.
    06-14-2017 01:08 PM
  16. mase123987's Avatar
    Story on this site just showed you can add a Google Now pane to Nova Launcher. This makes Nova a no brainer for me.
    06-14-2017 03:21 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Now that Nova can also have the Google Home feed .. Yeah .. Nova even more for me now haha :P.

    https://www.androidcentral.com/nova-...-through-hoops
    06-14-2017 03:37 PM
  18. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I always rock Nova or Apex. Took a break from Apex because of lack of support but they have been pushing updates lately so once they get their notifier on board with Facebook and other notification bubbles, I'll probably go back to Apex.

    I absolutely love Nova but god, isn't it about time they update some of the scrolling animations? I want to see something new! The only one I like is Cube. I'd like to see some crazy ones like some other launchers have.
    06-14-2017 03:58 PM
  19. rdcrds's Avatar
    what is the main difference between the 2 in what they can do Nova vs stock thank you....
    06-14-2017 06:55 PM
  20. rdcrds's Avatar
    So before i buy the Nova launcher can you tell me what the difference is in how they work compared to each other?
    06-19-2017 06:16 PM
  21. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    So before i buy the Nova launcher can you tell me what the difference is in how they work compared to each other?
    There's a refund window. Buy it, try it, if you don't like it get a refund. Easiest way to answer your question. I believe Nova also offers a free install, with limited functionality of course. That's another way you can get the answers you seek. You can also download Google opinion rewards from the play store and eventually come up with the money that way in order to make the purchase. There are options. I see you posed this question a few times here, but you simply can't expect people to sit here and run a list for you, when it's better and easier for you to see for yourself.
    blaine07 likes this.
    06-19-2017 08:43 PM
  22. skipatrol's Avatar
    Yes, you can double tap the screen to sleep the phone with Arrow Launcher.
    True but on the s8 when you double tap to sleep in arrow and then use your finger print to unlock it always asks for you pattern instead of going directly to your home screen. This is the main reason why I uninstalled arrow. Any way around that?
    06-25-2017 06:48 AM
  23. racedog's Avatar
    Always used Nova Prime until the S8, but this time I'm using the stock launcher.
    jcochran1977 likes this.
    06-25-2017 11:06 AM
  24. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Stock launcher at the moment. Samsung finally got it mostly right.
    jcochran1977 likes this.
    06-25-2017 11:19 AM
  25. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Funnily, just went back to stock from nova.

    Although only gave stock long enough to install nova.

    Seems Samsung got most of it right this time.

    Might go back to nova in a while for a change.
    06-25-2017 04:17 PM
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