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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hawker, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I've had my S2 for about 6 weeks now, and have been using the stock TouchWiz interface.
    I decided to download Go Launcher over the weekend, and I have to say, I wish I'd done this from the word go (pardon the pun)
    I'm very impressed with it, having so much more flexibility and options.

    Wondering what do you all use?
    If your using Go Launcher, I'm curious as to if there are any themes you think are worth downloading?

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  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    I use go launcher as well and personally think its the best launcher. The best theme I've found so far is probably Blux AS. Although at the moment I'm using a combination of Digital Red and Blindx as I themed my whole phone to red so needed a red go launcher theme as well.
  3. Arch Dandy

    Arch Dandy Newbie

    I like the UR and darkMetal themes. Haven't had any problem with GoLauncher at all.
  4. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member

    Classic Black is very cool (black and green)
  5. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Android Expert

    i've found it to lag then freeze, so uninstalled

    anyone else had this and found a cuase/solution?
  6. loony

    loony Android Enthusiast

    i love it, had it for a while, i love = BLACK GLASS
    i use the calender and task manager, the = GO SMS PRO
    but didnt set into the keyboard and contacts. keyboard looks good, but was a bit sus on the security side of it. im sure its safe, just didnt feel it was necessary.


  7. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    What's the 3G on your taskbar top left, and the widget on second homescreen?
  8. loony

    loony Android Enthusiast

  9. Miths000

    Miths000 Well-Known Member

    I've been using GoLauncher since around a week after I bought my phone. I love it for its customization options, visual features (including the various nifty animations when changing home screens or scrolling through the app list) and home screen management.
    Coupled with WidgetLocker for very quick access to my most important apps and widgets, it's made my phone a lot more user friendly - and in my opinion more visually attractive - than the default TouchWiz.

  10. huttondenko

    huttondenko Lurker


    I just installed Go Launcher at the weekend - I only installed it because I wanted to use their animated weather wallpaper, so I got a bit of a shock when it took over my whole phone and made everything different!

    But straight away I preferred the look and the way you can customise so many more aspects, so I'm keeping it :)

    One problem I have though, is that when I open my contacts, everything looks the same but the bar above the search (which had groups, favourites etc) has disappeared.

    Do any of you know why this has happened or how I can get it back?

    Ta x
  11. atmasters

    atmasters Android Enthusiast

    I love Go Launcher have been using it for about 4 months now. I like Cube Theme and Premium Theme xxl free. And use Zedge for my wall papers. Cube theme makes your icons look 3d.
  12. SebaKL

    SebaKL Android Enthusiast

    It worked very well and smooth for me, but for some unknown reason it doubled up the battery drain.
    I like it allot and wanted to keep it, so I went through factory restore, re install and the like... regardless, it wouldn't help and would cut my battery life in half. So I had to get rid of it. Once I removed it, battery came back to normal.

    But for GB, it still is, my fav launcher. While Nova Launcher will be the ICS preferred launcher.
  13. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Android Expert

    Am using Go Launcher and its still there. Did you download the Go Contacts app or something like that? If its stock, it should still be there.
  14. huttondenko

    huttondenko Lurker

    No I didn't mess with anything like that...

    I just went into contacts via the app drawer instead of the icon on the screen, and the groups/favourites came back again :)

    Now they are there even when I open contacts with the icon at the bottom of the screen too...

    Weird glitch I suppose!
  15. Kasser

    Kasser Well-Known Member

    I love Nova launcher! It looks enough like stock but with loads of customizations etc. Only issue is a few things don't work so well (Flipchart, active apps widgets etc and unread counts for anything other than gmail).

    Hopefully get even better with time. Tempted to try Go Launcher after reading this thread though....
  16. IRQ Conflict

    IRQ Conflict Newbie

    Using Nova Launcher as well. Seems to work well.
  17. vivientan

    vivientan Lurker

    Go! Launcher is cool....no doubt about it. However I realised that ever since I installed this, my battery drains very fast. Not sure if the launcher is the culprit or other apps I'm running. Are there any settings in Go! Launcher to optimize battery?
  18. Nagrom

    Nagrom Android Expert

    Go launcher USED to be the mutts nuts till they changed the widget selection option, and limited it to 9 screens.

    I had 12 screens running on my old Desire.

  19. robinta

    robinta Well-Known Member

    I've used go launcher both on my s2 and old Desire and always revert to it if I try something else. I'm currently using the steel blue theme.

    The only issue I've ever had with battery usage is if any widgets are left on the touchwiz screens "underneath" go launcher. And I'm paranoid about battery drains !

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