A World of Launchers
While your "stock" home application may be fine, there are dozens of alternatives to customize your device into a truly personal experience.
The Evolving Launcher
From the first release of Android to the newest "Jelly Bean" the stock Android launcher has evolved, and so have your alternatives.
Essential Launcher Features
There are some things you should look for in any launcher replacement you might consider.
Facebook Home Installations Surge
Despite mediocre reviews, Facebook Home installations grow rapidly from Google Play.
February 7, 2013
In the early days of Android there were only a few choices in custom Launchers, and few of those have endured as long as ADW. ADW Launcher comes in two flavors: the free ADW Launcher and the paid ADW Launcher EX that currently sells for $3 US in Google Play. The difference between the two versions are primarily cosmetic, however, we strongly encourage our readers to support developers... more»
April 25, 2013
Only a few weeks after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to show off their new “Home” on Android, it has reached over 500,000 installs from Google Play. Despite this, reviews of the Launcher have been mixed, at least among those posting on Google Play. The number of installations and comments are skewed by the fact that Facebook Home only installs on a small number... more»