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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Dankees, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I really love GO Launcher EX, but I was wondering if anyone has ever done a (scientific) test regarding the various launchers available.

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  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    It's technically impossible to do a scientific test IMO, because what launcher is most fluid is entirely dependent on a person's setup. Even when using the same phone, one launcher may not be as smooth as it is on another unit. Just try them and use the one you like best. I prefer Apex over Nova.
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  4. Jacksmyname

    Jacksmyname Well-Known Member

    I tried a bunch of them, stayed with Nova.
    Just got an update last night, and as fast as it was, it's now even faster.
    Lightning quick, with no problems at all.
    Not scientific, but I'm VERY pleased with it.
  5. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

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  6. leeanne172

    leeanne172 Well-Known Member

    I have also tried a bunch and always go back to Nova .. great launcher.
  7. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    There's a lot actually. But you can try Android Pro Widgets (APW)
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  8. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    Nova is very very smooth. I was on Apex but switched to Nova today. I was happy to see that Nova could even import my Apex home screens so I didn't have to do much setup. Brilliant.
  9. extirpate326

    extirpate326 Newbie

    Like apex a lot so far. :)
  10. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    Tried most of them. Always end up back using Apex pro.
  11. Polish Prince

    Polish Prince Newbie

    Nova Launcher is very nice. I've tried Apex, but prefer Nova for the smoothness. Only need 3 screens.

  12. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Another vote for Nova.
  13. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Is it weird that I find Apex more fluid than Nova?
  14. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Nope. Both are equally fluid on my ICS running Tab, but again a repeat, performance on one device model will not reflect performance on another. Performance is not even comparable on the same model of devices because of differing setups behind the scenes, like number of background running apps etc.
  15. Boldt

    Boldt Well-Known Member

    Tried a few I stuck with and paid for Apex.
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  16. brylow

    brylow Newbie

    Nova is great. No problems with it whatsoever and runs fantastically on AOKP.
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  17. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Use Nova Prime on my three main devices: Gnex, N7 and TF Prime. Like that it doesn't add too much and sticks with a mostly stock experience since I really dig the look of ICS/JB.
    In terms of speed, it seems to be quite similar to stock, but I like the ability to backup your homescreens for when you wipe and change ROMs (though I believe most 3rd party launchers do this).
    Gestures built into Prime are great, saves on uneccesary apps on your homescreens.
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  18. Brander

    Brander Newbie

    I used Go EX Launcher, I did find it to be laggy at some points, but the flexbility with the launcher is amazing. I personalized my android to look like an Iphone, and it is interesting.

    Depends on your unit though.
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  19. Dankees

    Dankees Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I did the same thing with my Go Launcher EX. I got it looking like an iPhone, but it seemed a little laggy.
  20. by4x5

    by4x5 Newbie

    I use Go Launcher and it's easily my favorite. Never experienced lag.
  21. Nellis1218

    Nellis1218 Newbie

    I'm using TSF Shell and love it. Very smooth scrolling and 3d animation. Takes a little bit to get use to but very nice.
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  22. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert

    I have no idea what you are saying.

  23. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert

    I need to start by saying, I like change and am always switching up my launcher. I have a Droid Bionic Handset and a Toshiba Thrive Tablet, both running ICS. I have used several launchers on both devices and find that they all have their pros and cons. I am currently using Nova Prime on my handset and find it very smooth and the features are nice. Another that I like quite a bit for both the phone and the tablet is SPB Shell 3D. It also has some really nice features and some really slick animations. It runs very smoothly on both devices. I have tried Go Launch and ADW Launcher EX and am just not that impressed with them. To be honest, I like the ICS Stock interface on my Tablet and the Moto Blur interface on my handset. Go figure...its all a matter of personal preference.

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  24. Espis

    Espis Newbie

    I can definitely recommend Zeam Launcher, because it takes up less space than 400kb and it is relatively customizable. Also it looks kinda smooth. The only downside is that it won't let me use some of my widgets...
  25. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    I don't think you're supposed to.

    I have no idea why anyone would want an Android to look like an iPhone.

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