More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Next Launcher from the GO Launcher Team
Many people have heard of GO Launcher. It’s one of the most popular and successful home screen replacement apps on Google Play—so much so, that many custom ROMs actually include it instead of, or along with, the stock launcher. The GO team recently started pumping out a new launcher project, and the beta version has been released for people to test.
The new launcher is called Next Launcher, and it was posted to the forums by XDA Forum Member badgone88. It’s a little different from the stuff the GO team usually puts out. It’s recommended for phones running Android 2.3.3 or higher, with at least a dual-core processor and an 800 x 480 screen resolution. Some of the features include:
There are also features being implemented with each new beta version. Currently, the GO team is on beta v3. The latest update brought several new features, including:
1.(New) Slide up/down on the Dock to switch the status of screens (‘Screen preview’ or ‘Screen edit’ status)
2.(New) Drag the icons which on the Dock (Long press an icon—> Drag it to the screen-area or reverse from the screen)
3.(New) Change the wallpaper (Long press the screen—> Wallpaper —> Choose a wallpaper)
4.(New) Whirl icons or reset them (Lone press an icon —> Click ‘Whirl’ or ‘Reset (3rd and 4th option in the pop-up menu))
Anyone who’s looking to give this a shot should see more features being implemented with each new update. Of course, submitting bug reports would also be helpful, as it is a beta. To give it a shot, go to the original thread.
Update: Due to concerns aired in the comments, the link to this thread has been removed and the thread has been closed. Thanks too all those who let us know.
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