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Video: Buzz Launcher Brings the Best Custom Android Home Screens to Your Device

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A new launcher has arrived on Android that is certainly worth a few minutes of your time, that is, assuming you take your home screen setups seriously. It’s called Buzz Launcher Beta, and it wants your home screen setup to be as beautiful as those you see on MyColorScreen or reddit, however, it wants you to get there without all the work normally required. With this launcher, you no longer have to scour various forums or websites to find what you are looking for. A custom look is only a couple of taps away. 

Buzz Launcher takes the best home screen setups from around the web (uploaded by users) and tosses them all into a storefront of sorts. From this store, you can download entire setups (including icon packs and arrangements), read about the inspiration behind the setup from the creator, and see what other tips or comments fellow users have to offer. You’ll even find a list of apps needed to completely re-create a look. But don’t worry, once you find a “homepack” and load it onto your device, Buzz Launcher tells you which items need to be downloaded or tweaked, and then gives you direct links to their locations (usually in Google Play).

So when you find a pack and download it, the entire home screen you previewed through the store is now on your device in the exact same setup. If you are missing items, it takes no time at all to find them and update the setup to be as it was pictured. Brilliant, right?

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Buzz Launcher also allows you to create a profile, so that you can keep track of all of the “homepacks” you download or upload, share with friends, etc.

The app is still in “beta,” but the potential here is enormous for those who can’t seem to stop customizing their Android device. Taking that a step further, though, an app like this will allow even novice Android users a chance to turn their device into a customized beauty.

Play Links:  Buzz Launcher | Buzz Custom Widget

  • Jason

    So I just tried to install on my tablet and am told its not compatible. Whatta buzzkill.

  • Samantha Mclean

    The idea behind this launcher is pretty kool, especially for noobs or people who want something unique and different but don’t know how or have the time to ….for some it does feel like cheating, i get great satisfaction from creating something out of my own head with my own choices…granted they are nowhere nearly as good….few downfalls and problems that i’ve experienced with this launcher, slightly buggy, a little lag, unfortunate that u have to stick with the app icons that is in the author’s home screen pack, if you want to change you need to hunt down the icon pack they used in order for it to match the current set up (since u only get the icons for the apps the person used and not the full icon pack) also trying to use your own downloaded pack seems impossible, final thing, most times when trying to change wallpaper or add my own widget, it almost never works!! That’s just my experience and my 2 cents!!

  • cknight91

    Anyone else having the issue with almost all homepacks where the lock screen image is either plain white or black?

  • cns2007

    Love the concept. I’ve always wished there was a way to quickly change up my homescreens. Nova has a way to save homescreens, but it does only the basics.

  • epps720

    Before adding a homescreen will it tell you if any the apps you have to download you have to pay for? This may change my mind whether or not I want to download a specific homescreen.

  • Brian Shipley

    On my T989 it’s really laggy

  • Christopher Riner

    Dude, what a super sick wicked slimy cool idea. I’ve always browse “post your home screen” threads in the forums but never taken the time to do everything necessary to get those crazy custom looks. If this thing has the ability to make personal tweaks here and there, then this app is simply t¡ts.

    BTW, how slick is this Dev to get you to willingly download seventeen apps in a row to get a cool home screen. Might be a good way for him to generate ad revenue without even actually having any adds.

    • Chris

      Totally agree. I always see amazing homescreens but don’t want to go through all the work with UCCW and finding and download apps, etc. This is super helpful and I can’t wait to try it!

  • Jeez, that set up on the top for the Nexus 4 homescreen is beautiful.

  • $/G/R !

    lol this is addictive…

  • Visual360

    Wow. Very, very nice.

  • BA_Carroll

    LOL I just wasted 2 hours messing with this thing! Love it!

  • Feed Jake

    Seems kind of like MIUI theme chooser, with the addition of the app download stuff. Which seems like way more stuff to do. I like the concept though.

  • TechGuy22

    thanks but nova is still the best

  • David Gray

    Works on N7!!!

  • umataro42

    Looks cool but I’ve already spent my money, and a lot more of my time customizing Nova Launcher (with Prime) to how I like it. I don’t have it in me to start over with a new launcher.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Downloading someone else’s homescreen feels like…cheating.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I rather do my own thing.

  • troy studnicka

    I don’t care for it..too confusing on how to add and change stuff.

  • jcorf

    So, I’m assuming no tablet support. It says it’s not compatible with my Nexus 7.

    • humfreyfamoye

      what Wendy responded I’m blown away that some one able to get paid $9856 in 4 weeks on the internet. did you read this webpage — Buzz80.ℂom

  • John

    My phone is noticeably more laggy after downloading…

  • Cool but will be much better with UCCW support.

  • ßen Murphy

    Why didn’t I think of this?

  • Well, it crashed my phone, so that was fun.

    • RoadsterHD1


  • Droid_Dude

    Downloading commencing now. Looks to have good potential.

  • Brandon Williams

    nice video

  • Roshan John

    Youtube link down already?

  • fthis

    nice video