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  1. Dankees

    Dankees Well-Known Member
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    What do you have on your Go Launcher homescreens?
     

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  2. sleedeane

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    GoLauncherEx is better than APEX and Nova, IMHO.
     
  3. BigRedGonzo

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    I've also tried Go Launcher, but the last time I had it installed, I suddenly was plagued with Air Push Ads. I downloaded the Lookout app that identifies those types of things and it found Go Launcher. I uninstalled and the ads went away. I then read somewhere the Go Stuff had started doing the Air Push ads. I liked Go Launcher pretty well before that incident. Do you get Ads with it now?

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  4. sleedeane

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    I get zero ads.
     
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
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    Haven't gotten Airpush ads from Go in a while, apart from their usual "new Go Themes" airpush ad everytime you go into the part of their interface where you choose a new theme for the app.
     
  6. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
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    For the almost solid 2 years I've been using go launcher, haven't had not 1 air push ad aside from their rare notify of new themes.

    If your a root user with s off (htc devices) nifty app ad away or ad free gets rid of those

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  7. Crashdamage

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    No way. It's gotten bloated and buggy and worst of all, now Go's stuff has AirPush ads.
     
  8. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
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    Do you have a ad detector to verify? I just find it odd ive never had any air push from go and I use the launcher sms locker and keyboard

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    No go apps for push ads on my end :)

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  9. Crashdamage

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    My bad, GoLauncher itself does *not* use AirPush. But GoContacts and GoSMS do. I've quit using and uninstalled all Go products on all the phones I maintain. Found better alternatives anyway.
     
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  10. Gekko

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  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
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    GoSMS Pro DOES NOT have push ads. Add-ons detector does not see any add-on on the app regarding push ads. Never had any push ads from Go apart from the usual "We got new themes" notification when opening the theme section and on new install.
     
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  12. DragonSlayer95

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    Oh okay, it's some of the themes itself that has AirPush are by dev BRIONICthemes. Most other themes don't have AirPush.

    Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk 2
     
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  13. Dark One

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    I used GO for a while, then switched to ADW, and now I'm using Holo and I like it much better than the others.
     
  14. Encerspay

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    Agreed
     
  15. jefboyardee

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    You don’t have to worry about updates cluttering things with LauncherPro – it hasn’t been updated since I first installed it almost two years ago. But I hear that it isn’t compatible with recent OS releases, unsurprisingly. My droid has become a cutting-edge relic.
     
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  16. DynaBMan

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    I would be interested in knowing which SMS app you are using that you found as a better alternative to GO SMS Pro.
     
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  17. tcat007

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    I also used GO for 2 years; tried Nova, Apex, and ssLauncher last week. Settled on SS because it is so much more configurable than any of them. I had no lag problems with any of them. If you take the time to play with SS, add a few fonts on your sd card, I don't think you'll remove it. I couldn't get Apex or Nova to look as good as GO, but after setting up SS, I got rid of the other three. I'm not rooted, on Nexus 7.
     
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  18. I've stayed with GO Launcher for the 30 apps in the dock.
     
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  19. tcat007

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    30? Last time I had it it was only 15 (5 per screen)

     
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  20. Jacksmyname

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    Nova has a total of 36; 12 per screen.
     
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  21. I'll look at Nova again. GO has fifteen but you can also swipe up on each one for another fifteen.

    * Nova says it has up to 21 apps in the dock.
     
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  22. Tre Lawrence

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    Fairly smitten with Nova...
     
  23. Adauth

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    Apex pro. GO is garbage. If you're running android 4.0+ apex or nova is the only way to go.
     
  24. I beg to differ. I find GO to be quite useful.
     
  25. sohguanh

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    I don't know why this fascination with launchers but I do find the manufacturer provided launcher good enough for me to use. Maybe I am a simple person who look for simple things to solve my daily needs. Life itself is complicated enough so why complicate yourself further with more launcher choices? :)
     

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