Pakalini, 18 Sep 2017+1, totally agree with everything. Well, its hardly fair to compare my comment to others here.
I am an author and enthusiast, and have much more knowledge and experience in the platform, technology, and history ; )
(PS I'm not biased, I judge each phone for their merits and not their logo, even if it is an Apple logo)
okcn, 17 Sep 2017You're going to say you like Samsung's UI, right? Bugger off. I prefer bland over no function.... morehe is right. stock android is only suitable for lowgrade devices with slow processor and little ram.
expensive $800+ devices shall not use it. because it is too featureless. why would someone buy expensive phones with the same features as the cheap phones?
For me, i really love stock android ui, it is really changing changing to what most users want it to be.
But please, i wanted to know if Nova launcher is working fine on Xiaomi phones.
okcn, 17 Sep 2017You're going to say you like Samsung's UI, right? Bugger off. I prefer bland over no function.... moreNo he's right. People buy Samsung phones for the Brst quality hardware, and premium function, even sn$pple are forced to both buy from them, and, copy Androi, because of Samsung slaughtering their sales. I suppose with the news headlines blowing away the snow white masquerade sn$pple have blinded the public with , like 150m ebook price rigging scandal the @500+m Italian tax fraud and 13 Biiiiilion Irishtax avoidance story, people are less than ready to believe every supposedly good thing they are forcedto read about their pretended perfection. Below this article is a massively long tail to get you to believe one thing about their pgones HDR , all those words, to give you a sn$pple mindset, its like all those wirds at that launch to make uou believe perfection, then the facial recognition, DON'T work ..in front of the world, and above this article, FOUR similar stories all trying to ram you with sn$pple, and this one inbetween, simply ment to mock Touchwizz. Well millions de la countless , say NOT SO, Samsung function over copying even fro google now with the likes of multi tasking etc originating, (wow wish Samsung would patent that word so it can't be abused by sn$pple anymore.) from Samsung as in thier Note line of mobile products, believe this crafted survey, no. Its like, when micro outed the lumia phones, ha , and all those bull contests turned up miraculously, for the lumias to embarrassingly be pronounced winners, where are they, like right now..everybody wants to be Samsung. Wonder if anymore phone sabotaging will take place.
I have noticed that I only actually need to change the launcher for phones with much less hardware and that are usually older.
Other than that it's a bunch of excessive exaggerating
Weird results considering that the Nexus/Pixel numbers are abysmal compared to any other phone maker out there.
People should learn to appreciate what they have without dreaming of things other people tell them to be better, any shell has its ups and downs, "stock" isn't the bees knees just because a few out there always praise it, yet never actually use Nexus/Pixel phones.
Personally, I'd never even dream of altering the UI shell on any phone and I had a few HTC flagships in the past years, an S4 ages ago, G4, Nexus 6, now a P9, will go for a Note 8 in a few months, each company offers interesting features and they're all worth it in their own way. The only time I do defile the device with custom launchers is when I go all out and install custom roms, like the Tab S 10.5 that I use for ebooks which is running a custom rom of Android 7.0.1 paired with Nova Launcher.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2017what is the best??? LOL. aaahahaaaDo you even read article title?
i always get mad on my LG 's ui ... you know i really get mad i don't why my eyes strain or its ui ... i hate its ui and i don't like many launcher expect Hola Launcher or Evie ... have you ever test theme ? i like other launcher for them apps like their Widget or their icon pack / theme / wallpaper ... in Hola wallpaper shop is amazing i have not use hola since 2016 - i just use my main LG K10 ui because nothing is better than ROM ... hola is one of the bug less launcher test it but i mention it require many access af ... maybe it's not problem to you .......................................... BUT PLEASE ANS ME are the launcher spy us ? for example get better their ads ? note : hola is not a stock ui
Google Now Launcher is a simple and easy way to get a vanilla Android experience but there's not much customization. I used Nova and Apex on some previous phones, and ended up sticking with Line Launcher (formerly Dodol).
when I had a device with stock android, i used lens launcher. stock android is ugly af. now I have huawei and I like emui (plus addes some widgets and icon modifications, cause I hate text under icons, i want only icons.
both better than clean android
generally, I miss windows 8.1 *crying alone*
OmarElAdawy007, 17 Sep 2017Stock android is not good, it won't have any features why would any one want that ? i would on... moreYou're going to say you like Samsung's UI, right? Bugger off. I prefer bland over no function. No function in 5 months because of Samsung's ever present performance degradation.
For the last time, Nova launcher guys should ones again try Action launcher!
Vertical swipe on an icon to show the widgetÂ… it's terrific.
Like Nova, it also proactively implements latest OS feature.
ProJames, 17 Sep 2017I hate Nova. I'd rather use Arrow Launcher. And it has no ads or features requiring you to pay... moreI use arrow launcher for more than a year but one day I found Evie launcher and I love it, try it once brother you'll gonna love it and it has google now cards integration with two fingers up gesture.
Stock was bland before Lollipop. Now it's mandatory mainly for smoothness, faster updates, and aging better without the eventual lag. I do like Sense for awhile and MIUI but stock just seems to age better. Compare a Nexus 5 vs HTC One M7 and the M7 lags.
Nova Launcher Prime is the greatest Android app ever. Wished iOS had it pre-installed. Clean up the home screen, make the front smaller, change the icons pack, and hide some of them. I too use iPhone for work while I use Androids as my home/vacation phones.
I was installing apps on my iPhone SE and it really needs ANY launcher since jailbreak is difficult above 10.3. Such a boring static UI. Makes me reconsider getting the iPhone X and just keep all 11 my phones. Or I will just pay off the Pixel, rid of Verizon, and then pay up for the iPhone X without sacrificing any of them.
S7 edge is the main one I want to sell off but I still kinda like it because it's my porno phone that also downloads from torrent sites. So perhaps just keep them all but rid of Verizon to avoid spending over $200 on monthly bills. I don't get why people argue about OSes when many people use both platforms.
I hate Nova. I'd rather use Arrow Launcher. And it has no ads or features requiring you to pay to access them. And it has quite a lot of features.
I have noticed that when installing Google Now Launcher (GNL) on a new phone, all of my current screen icons, browser shortcuts and widgets are carried over from my old phone. Is this the usual behavior when using other launchers as well? This feature makes a significant difference in my willingness to consider a new Android phone that has a different skin. But GNL is being discontinued, so...