Over the weekend, Nova Launcher received an updated to version 2.1, bringing with it a few features that really are quite notable. For most, the important feature addition is the ability to change individual application icons in the app drawer. This is highly important when the icon pack you are using does not skin a particular icon, making the theme a bit off when viewed. (more…)
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. (more…)
Chameleon Launcher received quite the significant update this afternoon for Kickstarter backers and pre-orderees. In the update, we finally get phone support, so this app is no longer just a tablet exclusive. No, sir. We also get a brand new name, well, sort of. This is version 2 of the app, so it shall now be know as Chameleon Launcher 2. Clever. (more…)
A semi-new 3rd party home replacement called Vire Launcher is making the rounds today because it offers some pretty fantastic UI and lighting effects that we have yet to see from another app in this category. While it may not be the most feature-packed launchers of all time, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on, as the company behind it (Vire Labs) has more on the way. (more…)
Today, a new 3rd party launcher called Action Launcher is making the rounds. It’s from the creator of Tweet Lanes, one of the more popular Twitter apps available. This new launcher runs $4 in Google Play, a price similar to Nova Prime or Apex, only it has about a tenth of the features. Now, that may not be a bad thing for those looking to dive into an ultra minimal and fast launcher. Let’s talk about it. (more…)
Remember ADW Launcher? It’s back! According to the “What’s New” section in its app listing, everything has been redone. If you check out the video, you’ll see a lot of Holo theme, along with settings and features that match up to today’s hottest launcher, like Nova and Apex. I have to admit that I had forgotten about this launcher, but now that it’s back, I’m ready to give it another shot.