What will I lose with Launcher Pro?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Brijadyn, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Brijadyn

    Brijadyn Member
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    I am going from a Blackberry to the Fascinate so this is my first Android device. So I have learned a lot but I still have a lot to learn lol. What is the benefit of installing Launcher Pro? It is just an app in the market correct? If I install it, it will replace touch wiz right? I have read about what it can do and I like what it does but I am more concerned about what I may lose from the touch wiz features. I guess because I am not really sure what features are exactly touch wiz and what are part of the phone itself. Are there widgets I will lose or apps I will lose? It seems to be the people are overwhelmingly in favor of launcher pro so I am just wondering why. Any information would be greatly appreciated. :)
     

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  2. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member
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    I use launcher pro plus on my DX but you should try the stock launcher for at least a week because it really makes good use of the amoled screen. If you dont like it try launcher pro you wont lose anything minus the iphone look
     
  3. Brijadyn

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    If I install Launcher Pro at some point can you uninstall it and go back to touch wiz????
     
  4. oPEEPINGTOMo

    oPEEPINGTOMo Well-Known Member
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    If you install launcher pro does it or can you keep the iphone grid look at least in the applications menu. I like having all the icons squared like that so it looks uniform.
     
  5. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member
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    Yes, you can either uninstall Launcher Pro, or switch back to the stock launcher using an app like Home Switcher.
     
  6. Destination: Moon

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    Yeah, you should, but you may have to set everything up again. I have a DINC and owned the X for a while. Moto Blur on the X sucked compared to Sense on the HTC. You will find that opinion common. Sense seems to be the best regarded skin installed by a manufacturer (from my reading on reviews and forums).

    Its much more polished, and the widgets on the X were really poor. Some folks hate all the skins and like launcher pro. I tried LP on the X because Blur was so bad. It did help for sure.

    That said, with 7 home screens on both,TW and LP (you can customize how many home screens in LP) they are pretty similar. Stock Android only offers 3 home screens. Change your wall paper to what suits you (I like plain dark color un-animated, to free up resources and extend battery life) and they should be more similar than different.

    The paid ver of LP comes with some nice widgets from what I read. I Getting the fascinate tomorrow. I'll run TW to see how it differs from Sense (on HTC phones). Probably try to find the widgets I like in the Market and run them on TW for a while.

    Hope that helps. Since this is your first android,use TW for a while so you can understand the differences on other skins. Once you get a feel for android (very intuitive) and understand TW then go to a store and play with a DINC and an X. The difference will be readily apparent and you can figure out if TW is what you want to stay with.
     

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