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What is the meaning of Android launcher? How it works?

Date: 28 Jun 2014   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Smartphones   

I have recently heard a name called 'Android Launcher'. What is the meaning of it? How it is different from the Android OS and what is its functionality which makes it better? What is the sole purpose of developing the 'Android Launcher'? What are the different types of Android Launcher available in market? Are they free?

Read this thread to know what exactly the term Android Launcher refers to. Learn the complete details like its purpose, functionality and how it works.

Author: Mobile Boy    29 Jun 2014      Member Level: Gold     Points : 12  (Rs 12)    Voting Score: 0

Android launcher is nothing but the user interface you see in the home screen. You might have noticed the interface between Samsung and Sony differs. It is because Samsung use Touchwiz launcher and Sony use Xperia launcher. Now you might think that launcher is similar to a theme. We cannot say launcher is a theme because launcher changes the app drawer. For example, in some launcher you can use gesture to launch an app. Theme will just apply a wallpaper and changes icon to an existing launcher. Most of the Android phone runs stock Android launcher, it is default launcher. There are many launcher in Play store. Some launcher will utilize less RAM memory, so you can install it in low end device to make it faster.

Different Android launcher:
There are many launcher in Play store available for free. However few of them charge you. Some of the popular Android launcher are Nova Launcher, Apex, Google Now, Buzz Launcher, and Nokia Z launcher.

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