Google let its Google Now Launcher loose in the Play Store way back in early February, but the only people that could actually download it were owners of Nexus and Google Play edition hardware. That’s finally changing today, as most anyone can now GNL-ify their Android device.
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Jolla Sailfish OS is definitely an interesting operating system, and I must say, some of the features are quite nice. Of course, it’s not enough to leave Android for most of us. But we might be getting the best of both worlds eventually, as Jolla is planning to release a launcher based on the Sailfish ... Read More »
Samsung Accelerator, a part of Samsung, has released a new launcher for Android devices called Terrain Home. Unlike most of Samsung’s work, this launcher is actually pretty basic in terms of styling. It’s holo-esque and follows some Android design guidelines, like the new refresh animation found in Google Now. But it has a pretty unique ... Read More »
I think this is a day we’ve all been anticipating for a long time. With the Nexus 5, Google released the Google Experience Launcher, which allows you to reach Google Now with just a swipe to the right. It also allows you to say “OK Google” at the launcher and start speaking to Google Now without needing ... Read More »
Yep, you read that right. There is now an app that will let you apply themes to your phone that’s a stock launcher, and you don’t even need to void the warranty on your device to do it. What’s a launcher, you ask? When you use your phone on the home screen or app drawer you are ... Read More »
Carriers have a knack for removing features we actually want in smartphone. Verizon removed a seemingly harmless Blocking Mode from a few Samsung devices without any given reason, forcing people to come up with workarounds or just straight up root their device. The situation this time around is similar, though more carriers have jumped in ... Read More »
When Google took the wraps off of its new Nexus 5 smartphone last year, it also introduced a new launcher that let the user access Google Now with a simple swipe to the right from the home screen. Since then, many Android users have been wondering when Google would make its ... Read More »
If you haven’t heard of the Android icon pack theme, Stark, you probably aren’t following the Android/Tech world closely enough. Tomorrow, the creator of the Stark theme will release his latest and greatest, Nox. We were lucky enough to preview the new icons, and we think they’re the bee’s knees.
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I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: GO Launcher EX is hands down my favorite homescreen replacement for Android. Not only does it offer a high level of customization and compatibility with top-notch themes, but the GO Dev Team provides a certain level of polish not many developers can best. Today, the folks ... Read More »
Today, probably like many of you, I updated the Google Maps application to discover something rather odd. Google Maps is now sporting four separate icons, one of which is a replacement for an existing stand-alone application. The strangeness stuck with me all day and what initially struck me as somewhat odd has now grown ... Read More »