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When the Nexus 5 was announced the launcher looked a bit different from what people are used to seeing on a stock Android device.We’re used to seeing the same launcher on basically every Nexus device, so it was a bit of a shocker when Google unveiled the new look.It was running the Google ...

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Get Started with Nova Launcher for Android

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With all the launchers that are available in the Google Play Store, it can often be a daunting task trying to decipher the differences between them all, when really all you want to do is cover up that ugly TouchWiz skin. Here we take a look at one of the offerings called Nova Launcher and... ...

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Action Launcher 2.0 comes out of beta, introduced with free version

If you’re looking for a new, quicker way to navigate your Android device, look no further. The stock launcher on Android devices isn’t for everyone: a few pages with apps/widgets, an app drawer, and that’s generally about it. That’s mainly what Action Launcher is looking ...

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How To: Make your old phone look new

  So you’ve had your phone for a little over a year now, it feels old, looks old, and you’re just ready for an upgrade. However, unless you want to pay full retail for a new phone, you’re stuck, at least for another year or so. Instead of selling that arm of yours to buy... Read More

Everything.me Launcher: Personalize your homescreen on the fly, depending on what you’re interested in

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Let’s face it: the Android homescreen can get stale, boring – just plain old “meh”. Not because of anything Google did wrong, of course, but there are those users like myself who constantly want to see their setups change, stay fresh. Enter “Everything.me”. ...

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Awesome Launcher ADW-EX Updated to v1.3.2

One of the best home screen replacement apps known as ADW-Ex has received a large update.  The developer @Anderwebs has pushed some exciting new features that many of us have been waiting for.  Originally released v1.3.0 came out over the weekend and was followed up by v1.3.1 which had some ...

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LauncherPro Hits the Market with New Features and Fixes

One of the more popular home screen replacement applications has received an update to version 0.8.4 and brings some new features, gingerbread optimization and more transition effects. The developer Federico Carnales announced the paid verson, LauncherPro+ will also be available in the market ...

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Wave Launcher App Review [VIDEO]

Before you skip over this review because you love ADW Launcher EX or some other launcher, let me first say that is not a launcher, like a home screen launcher, its a launcher in the sense of quickly launching five applications. 

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What’s the Launcher for me?

I stand beside my time honored statement that what allows Android to be successful is not this enlarged definition of open, but choice. You can choose a carrier, choose a style of phone, and choose a manufacturer before you even turn one on. Once you get in there, there is very little you ...

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ADWLauncher EX for X-MAS!

Just in time for the holidays, developer AnderWeb is giving everyone the happiest of Christmas Eves with the release of ADWLauncher EX. The new version of the launcher introduces a plethora of new features. ADW  is a replacement launcher for your Android device–what you see when you use ...

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Get the Gingerbread Launcher On Your Froyo Device

Modaco's Paul O'Brien has extracted the Gingerbread launcher out of the emulator ROM and made it available for all devices running Froyo. Combined with the Gingerbread-keyboard, this can give you a bit of an impression what Gingerbread is like.

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Turn Off TouchWiz on the Epic 4G

Their contribution to slower OS updates notwithstanding, a lot of us would feel a lot better about OEM’s custom UIs if they could just be turned off if a user prefers to use stock Android. Well, at least for one of their Galaxy S variants, Samsung has made this possible. On Sprint’s ...

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