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Terrain Home Launches for Android, a Home Screen Add-On to Keep Your Life Organized

Android personalization took to a new level when home launcher replacements became popular. The ability to change the launcher that you interact with gives each user so much control over what they see and when. The newest home replacement comes to us courtesy of Samsung Accelerator that is helping high-quality developers to make even higher-quality applications. Terrain Home is the closest thing that you will find to Google Now this side of Mountain View. 

Google loves their hamburger menus that slide out from the side. They love them so much that Google Now is accessible by swiping to the left on many updated Nexus devices. Terrain is accessed the same way, by swiping to the left you pull out a fully customizable sidebar that works with you to know what you want and when you want it. Terrain also offers more organization through their smart search and new app drawer which keeps tabs on the actions you take on your phone so it can predict when you will expect things to show up.

If all that prediction sounds scary, fear not. Terrain has also been optimized to not drain your battery while you are not using your phone. The last thing that Terrain wants to do is spend your phone’s battery while the screen is off.

The app has been released today on Google Play and is still considered to be in beta, but is still very polished. Hit the link below if you want to give it a try.

Play Link

  • nosedive94

    “Are you tired of having a homescreen that’s fast and responsive? Well try the latest product from Samsung, Terrain Home! You can have all the lag of a Galaxy phone, with none of the crappy plastic! It’s the best of both worlds!”

  • Brian Slaughter

    That’s an apple fanboy trolling Android websites to try to start a fight. Apple products are made for the mentally impaired so it doesn’t surprise me when their followers say stupid stuff like Samsung stole apples ideas. Microsoft should sue apple because safari is exactly the same as Internet Explorer.

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  • feztheforeigner

    Why not just use Google Now?

  • Jason13L

    I am not sure why, but I really hate that guy’s shirt. Going to try this out, but I have been really loving Action Launcher.

    • jamdev12

      A little too flashy. Look at me look at me.

  • This would be bada$$ is this was just a side swipe feature I could use with any launcher. I can’t see myself switching from Nova anytime soon.

  • Bionicman

    i just installed dodol launcher and i like it better than Novo or Apex. Its simple and it moved all my icons over (still had to redo the widgets). i wish there was a kitkat theme but its highly customizable. terrain one looks interesting though as it has a lot of things on the front of your homescreen.

  • Shane Redman


    • grumpyfuzz


  • I need unread counts and icon pack support.

  • David Hyman

    How does this compare to Avaite?

    • Droid4LifeDawg

      It basically is Aviate they just added Google Now type cards, but it is still Beta so it’s buggy unlike Aviate still Beta but I haven’t come across a bug since it’s been out. Icons are disappearing, and unlike Aviate it seems it’s only for phones. Aviate works fine on my N5&7

  • NAM37

    The strangest part of this is that this is made by Samsung.

    “Terrainhome is a division of Samsung Information Systems America,
    Inc (“SISA”) and Terrainhome is entering into this agreement on SISA’s

    • So they ripped off Aviate Launcher as badly as they ripped off Apple?

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    • Michael

      Found this on their website: Terrain Home is based in Downtown Palo Alto and is funded by Samsung Accelerator.

  • Daniel Ogilvie

    From the screenshots, this looks very similar to Aviate.

    • cizzlen

      Except you don’t have to replace your favorite home launcher to use it. Looks like a good app, will try it out.

  • JSo

    I tried it. It’s nothing ground breaking or anything.

  • LOL Samsung phones still have that stupid button in 2014? I wish Apple sued them out of existence.

    • Detonation

      It’s brand recognition. Samsung has no reason to significantly change their design, especially not for a tiny market segment of android fanboys who don’t like the button.

      • Dude, they ripped off Aviate Launcher with this as badly as they ripped off Apple!

        • Matt Graves

          How did they rip off Apple?

          • Are you kidding me? They have a series of products which are banned from sales in this country.

          • Guest

            You realize that most features Apple claims are revolutionary during their new releases are already on Android or Windows? The only difference is Apple is the only one that pretends they invented everything.

          • That has nothing to do with the conversation and shows your general lack of understanding about the space.

          • Go away, Your ignorance is not needed here sir.

          • jboogie1289

            Sounds like a crApple representative!! Lol. Who sent you here sir???

          • ♜Donzzy™

            Now what, cat got your tongue? Lol

          • Matt Graves

            And? All that proves is Apple wants to sue over everything while they themselves are taking ideas from other companies.

    • j

      And would they be ripping off other Android manufacturers if they removed the button? OMG They ripped of LG when they removed the button. Your point is extremely foolish.

      • I hope you’re kidding.

        • bkosh84

          Yeah because the only thing that matters is that Samsung makes smartphones that have a button.. OH THE HUMANITY OF IT ALL. Because they don’t make perfectly fine TVs, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Stoves, and a million other different products.

    • X-47B

      Brilliant, we need more men like you..

  • StrictlyGeeky

    Another one of these?