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Does GO Launcher EX drain battery?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Milestonex, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Milestonex

    Milestonex Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Does the go launcher drain you battery faster

    also what app can i download to to view these forum sites on my phone

    thank you
     



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  2. MachineGunnWilly

    MachineGunnWilly Well-Known Member

    Milestonex, I use Dolphin Browser HD, it allows you to use the internet just as you would on a desktop computer...LOVE IT!

    I have used a few a few launcher programs, i could never go back to Sense (EVO 4G). I can not give you a definite answer but have to assume it does as my battery tends to drain a little quicker than my friends using the EVO's without GO launcher. I also have the extended battery and do not mind the additional battery drain (if there is any) as i love the clean screen the custom launchers give you.
     
  3. cp4eva

    cp4eva Lurker

    I tried Go Launcher EX and, while I really liked it, it was a drain on my battery, too. I've switched to Launcher Pro and am giving it a try for a while.
     
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    I've used ADW for a while now (at least a year, I think) but I tried using Go Launcher Ex for a few weeks, earlier this year. One is the things I noticed about it, that I didn't like, was that it showed up as a running service whereas ADW does not. I don't know it seeing that constitutes proof that it drains batteries faster, but I think it's a reasonable conclusion to draw
     
  5. LNMoton

    LNMoton Well-Known Member

    I don't have any problems of GoLauncher Ex draining my battery. Mine doesn't really drain that much at all. I know an app that you can view this site with. It's called Phandroid. It's a neat little app. Try it out and see.
     
  6. davidchsw

    davidchsw Well-Known Member

    I don't notice my battery draining faster either.
     
  7. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    "GO" on my Optimus-V for 6 months and no "noticeable" drain. I lose 1% in 14 hours in airplane mode at home (wifi 4 hrs of that), and the other 10 hrs on 3G. I get 3-4 days of lite use. I have 6 screens with zoom in/out animation between screens (multi-picture live), and app drawer animations. Only thing I wish Go had was more icons in their default icons.
     
  8. someguy43210

    someguy43210 Well-Known Member

    I just Zeam launcher which I think is pretty much the fastest one, but on my tablet I use LauncherPro for now since it seem more compatible. But I haven't found one that is built for tablet or allow resizing of icons.
     
  9. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    To check how much an app is using the battery:

    (from your phone's home screen) Menu > Settings > About Phone > Battery use

    Usually the apps at the top should be something like:

    - Display/Screen
    - Cell Standby
    - WiFi
    - Phone idle
     
  10. Milestonex

    Milestonex Newbie
    Thread Starter

    alostpacket : ya, but it specify if its the launcher or not

    plus i deleted the launcher as it wouldnt let me place my on widgets on the screen
    kept saying operation failed. lol . so i went back to using stock .. also i deleted the opera mini browser thinkin of trying dolphin browser or jus stock.
     
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    I think the launcher should show as an app....

    Or, maybe I am misunderstanding what you mean? Appologies if I am.
     
  12. Milestonex

    Milestonex Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ya you misunderstood

    while in the launcherGO , i tried to place my non GO widgets on the screens, but i wouldnt let me kept saying operation failed

    even though i was able to place my fancy widgets widget lol go figure so i unistalled GOlauncher :)
     
  13. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

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