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Top OxygenOS Features

https://youtu.be/NslxR1CtB9g Although OxygenOS faced a bit of hesitation from fans when it first debuted on the OnePlus 2, the ROM has quickly grown up to be one of the best alternatives to stock Android. In this video, Joe runs through his personal favorite features that OxygenOS currently has to offer.  

Nova Launcher Beta Introduces Android O Style Notification Badges

Ever since its first release, Nova Launcher has been one of the finest third party launchers available for Android. It's modern, up-to-date, wicked-fast and works on practically every device with Google's mobile operating system. The most recent beta brings some of the improvements introduced in Android O. Cliff Wade from TeslaCoil posted a changelog of the newly...

Linux CLI Launcher Transforms Your Home Screen Into A Terminal

The Google Play Store features many launchers of all kinds ready to make your life easier. Whether it's Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, or Evie Launcher, there are a ton of third-party launchers out there for you to try out. At the base level, though, these launchers start out thematically quite similar although you can customize...

Opinion: The Problem with Default Launchers and Why OEMs Should Take Pointers from Alternatives like Nova

On my desk, I have a multitude of devices from different manufacturers, with different price tags and some running vastly different software. They all have one thing in common, and that’s their homescreen setup. The homescreen is undoubtedly one of the most essential components of the Android experience; from the most casual of users to the...

Recreate the 2016 Nexus Launcher on Nova

Some awesome changes are coming to the Nexus Launcher soon and an APK of the official version has been leaked. However many people use custom launchers like Nova but still like the look of the Nexus launcher. In this video, Zach will show us how to recreate the look of the new nexus launcher using...

Tutorial: Recreate The New Nexus Launcher’s Appearance in Nova

Earlier today the world was treated to a sneak peek at the new Nexus launcher which is believed to be coming with the 2016 Nexus phones. This new launcher added a chevron to open the app drawer and a shortcut to Google Now at the top of the homescreen. Now thanks to some incredibly quick...

Tutorial: Clear Drawer For Nova Launcher

Today we are going to be looking at how to setup the clear drawer look on your app drawer. We will be using Nova launcher, a few custom icon packs and a custom clock widget. Marcos has made this video for XDA TV that will take you step by step to achieve this awesome look. This...

ASAP Launcher Proves that Innovation For the Home Screen Still Exists

If you are a reader of this site, and an Android enthusiast, your home screen launcher is probably run by one of three applications. The default Google Launcher is an excellent but simple choice that sees continued usage since it has the Google Now panel to the left of the home screen, something other launchers...

Android M to Bring New App Drawer

It has now been seen that Android M will receive a new app drawer as part of the stock launcher. The first four icons you will see in your drawer now will be automatically updated to represent your recently used applications. Whether or not this will be directly based on those apps seen in your recent apps...

SF Launcher 2: Material Design, Further Googlified

I've been using Nova Launcher for 3 years. I've had to test multiple launchers for our XDA link sharing system, and they always ended up in app heaven a few minutes after verifying they weren't bogus or malicious. There is something you just cannot beat about the simplicity of Nova, which takes Android to its...

Koala Phone Launcher – XDA App Review

If you're anything like the rest of the XDA community, you are an enthusiast who customizes your phone and uses all sorts of different features. However, that seems to mean to family members and less technical friends that you are their personal technical support network. You may want to know how to easily help them...

Koala Phone Launcher Helps the Visually Impaired

Smartphones, especially those with smaller screens, aren't always the best option for those among us who hail from an older generation. Small letters and numbers may be an obstacle that is difficult to surmount. People with vision problems often decide to get a classic feature phone with hardware buttons, leaving all of the advanced technology behind. Among...