GO Launcher Updated to Version 5, Gives Away Prime ($5.99) for Free to Celebrate

GO Launcher, one of the most popular 3rd party launchers around, received a major UI and UX update to version 5.0 today. As the GO team puts it, the new update makes for a “simple and intelligent new mobile experience.” The UI has been flattened, everything feels much more polished, there are full-screen folders, and something called “GO Panels” have been introduced, which allow for “different functions on screens.”

In even better news, the GO team is giving away the Prime version of GO Launcher for the next two days to celebrate version 5.0. GO Launcher Prime typically runs $5.99, so you may as well follow the steps below to unlock it, just in case you ever feel like giving it some serious run down the road.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Modern Combat 4, Doodle Devil, GO Launcher Prime, DocumentsToGo

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It’s Friday, which means you might need a few new apps or games to keep you busy over the weekend. But don’t worry, there are a ton of app sales taking place right on Google Play, so let’s see what we have. For starters, the epic FPS Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is on sale for just $0.99, down from $7. That’s a steal. GO Launcher Prime, a very popular third party launcher is also on sale for $4, as well as DocumentsToGo for $10, which is usually $15. Not too bad at all.

To see the full list of sales, check below. (more…)

Next Browser From GO Launcher Development Team, Features Custom Speed Dial and Extensions

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The GO Launcher development team is at it again, bringing yet another application to Google Play. This time, it’s Next Browser, a browser that could compete with Google’s Chrome and the stock browser application found on most Android devices. The GO Launcher team are the ones responsible for the very popular GO Launcher, as well as GO Locker, a popular 3rd party option for lockscreen lovers, so you have to have some faith that they know what folks would want in a browser.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: What Android Launcher Are You Currently Using?

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It has been way too long since we last asked our community members what their favorite Android launcher was. Since the last time we asked, there are a few newcomers to the game who have certainly taken some of that marketshare away from the big dogs. Apparently the last time we asked, Nova Launcher wasn’t even on the scene, so that should definitely change things up.

If you answer “Other”, please let us know in the comments which launcher you are using.

What Android launcher are you currently using?

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GO Team Releases Next Launcher, a $16 3D Powerhouse

The GO team, who has released popular apps like GO Launcher, is ending the year by releasing their next project, fittingly dubbed Next Launcher. It’s $16. Yes, that sounds steep, but we have seen other super-powered launchers succeed at that price, most notably TSF Shell. And I would definitely consider this on that same level, especially after watching the video below.  (more…)

GO Launcher EX Receives Update – New UIs in Home Editor and App Drawer

We know that not everyone is on Ice Cream Sandwich yet, so third party launchers like GO Launcher that were made for Gingerbread are still a big part of scene. GO Launcher in particular received a sizable update late last week that included a new UI for editing home screens, fancier design in the app drawer, and a bunch of other enhancements. We threw it on both the Galaxy Nexus and One X for a spin down memory lane and quickly remember why we were such big fans of this launcher before Android 4.0 came along. Now if only they had removed the legacy menu from the app, we may have thought about giving it a real shot on the One X. For now though, it looks like it will remain a Gingerbread launcher.

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GO Launcher HD Beta Available for Testing, Tablets Needed Love Too

The original GO Launcher will always land in our top 5 Android launchers of all time. As one of the most stable and polished of them all with enough add-ons (themes, widgets, etc.) to keep you busy for days, very few can measure up. So when we heard that GO Launcher HD was available as a beta for tablets, we got a little giddy. The stock Android tablet UI has always been lacking in our opinions, so a tablet version of our favorite launcher is exactly what we have been waiting for. Did the GO team produce something worth your time though? I’d say so.  (more…)