The beauty of Android is that you can personalize your experience and spice up your home screens with different kinds of apps, launchers and widgets. And the best thing is, for doing all these customization all you need is to open play store app, search and install. Many of the launchers are free and highly customizable, but how many of them are worth trying ? So, here i am going to mention 5 best launchers for Android 4.0 or higher.
5 Best launchers for Android 4.0+
Nova Launcher is highly customizable and performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+. It is also one of the most battery efficient launchers available in play store. The launcher is based on Stock Android 4.x Launcher but it has many options for customizing the user interface. There are lots of free and paid themes available in the play store. You can almost customize everything from homescreen to app-drawer.
Apex Launcher is pretty much similar to Stock Android 4.x and Nova launcher but with fewer options. One of the advantages of Apex launcher is that you can add up to 9 homescreens to Apex launcher home. I felt it less optimized while swiping through widgets and it needs to restart launcher every time you make some change in settings of launcher. The launcher is not a battery hog and this is one of the best launchers for decent results.
Go Launcher Ex
Go launcher Ex is one of the most popular launchers and has so many options to customize the home screen including some useful widgets. It has its own store to download additional stuffs like widgets, themes and other apps by the developer of Go Launcher Ex. The user interface is quite different from stock Android launcher and pretty inspired from MIUI home launcher or you can say iPhone home.
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Action Launcher Pro
Well, this is my favorite launcher. This launcher brings one of most innovating and simplistic experience to Android smartphones. But the downside is, it is a paid app. Action Launcher re-imagines the concept of an Android launcher. Put simply, Action Launcher is designed to get you where you need to go, faster. There are unique features in Action Launcher. The first is sliding quick drawer for instant access to all your apps and widgets. Second is Covers, an innovative new way to quickly launch apps and shortcuts without compromising the look of your carefully crafted homescreen. And the third is ‘Shutters’, a unique feature that unlocks the power and potential of Android widgets. Swipe an app icon, and that app’s widget is automatically created.
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ADW.Launcher is one of the oldest home screen replacement for Android. It still supports Android 1.6 to Android 4.1 versions of Android. The launcher is still updated by the developers and has nice popularity. There are more than enough customization options and it still beats some of the modern launchers in terms of functionality.
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There are more launcher available at Play store, but these above launchers are worth trying and i think these are best launchers for Android 4.0 or higher. So which launcher do you prefer ?
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