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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MrDangerous, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Android Enthusiast
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    After being jealous how my mom's Optimus L9 with 1.0Ghz dual core OMAP cpu felt so much faster and smoother than my phone, I decided to clean it up.

    Not actually because of that. Just got annoying any time one of my launchers updated it made me choose the launcher. I had about 6 installed, Nova, Xperia, Zeam, ADW, Launcher pro, etc.

    Now that I removed all those launchers my phone feels about 2x as fast. I guess they were running in the background and slowing things up.

    Incidentally the IO scores for quadrant and antutu on my mom's Optimus L9 are much better than my spectrum. And it actually benchmarks better than the GNex largely because of IO. Though Samsungs in general seem to have sluggish IO.
     

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  2. azoller1

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    Yeah I also seemed to notice this, like holo launcher HD seemed to take so much ram and battery and just slowed everything down and now all I use is just touch wiz
     
  3. ortrigger

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    I, personally, prefer Nova. It's the snappiest one I've tried. I've never had anything but FC's from touchwiz.
     
  4. IMUcarmen

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    Of all the ICS style launchers I definitely feel that Nova is the smoothest. I actually like the features and options of apex more but nova just feels smoother. Actually of all the normal style (more on that later) launchers ADW ex is the smoothest but I can't stand it's menu IU and it's doesnt make a composite of the widgets menu but just has one large list which is annoying when you have a lot of apps with widgets.

    But, I still must say if smooth operation is what you want you can't beat TSF Shell and SPB Shell. I own both of these and have used both a lot on my spectrum (though not recently, only while on GB) and they were absolutely flawless; by flawless I mean I never seen a hint of lag or delay in them at all. I don't use either of those now though because they just lack the features of launchers like nova, apex, go, holo, adw, and others.

    Nova has been my DD lately.

    PS: Nova prime is what I'm referring to. The free version of nova is way to locked down. The free version of Apex is much better because it's not as locked down.
     
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    Touchwiz 5 launcher requires some libs :)
     
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    give me nova prime anyday
     
  7. IMUcarmen

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    Found a new launcher on xda that is supposed to be hitting the market soon called primo launcher. I've been running it for 2 days now and it's great. Has most all the features of apex and nova but is free and according to the dev will always be free.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1999774
     
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    Just a note to anyone who goes looking, v1.1.3 of primo launcher had some bad issues, so the dl was removed until the dev can release a new version.
     
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    yea, it's a work in progress. I'm actually running 1.1.3 and it's running ok for me but he stil hasn't fixed my issue with the app drawer grids not showing correctly. I hope he gets this launcher worked out though because it has a lot of potential.
     
  10. MrB206

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    I'm a proponent for Nova as well. Free version is awesome and paid allows you to hide apps in the drawer (which I use). I run nova on my spec and my Transformer and will use it on any 4.0+ device I buy... It self corrects high ram usage, unlike holo, so it really is an app catered to androids functionality of 'self policing'.
     
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    Primo 1.1.5 is up - seems to be running smooth.
     
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    Will probably put this in my ROM today
     
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    I think the stock launcher is quite nice now.
     
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    i'm still happy with go launcher. However the recent run of updates over the last couple of weeks was annoying.
     
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    :ditto:
     
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    Tsf is still king of fluidity and smoothness.
     
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