These launcher apps will propel your Android experience

Jan 24, 2011
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One of the greatest things about the Android OS is its ability to be customized. Rather than being stuck with the same look and feel, Android users have the opportunity to tweak their home screen, icons, and widgets in a multitude of ways to get the look and feel they desire.

Manufacturers like HTC, Motorola and Samsung provide a ‘skin’ over the vanilla Android OS that users of Google’s Nexus One and Nexus S phones already enjoy. HTC’s “Sense,” for example, offers many handy widgets, but its overall intrusive behavior has upset many Android users looking for a more streamlined experience akin to Google’s original intentions with the OS. But even many Nexus One and Nexus S users themselves are also looking to improve the flow and functionality of their ‘plain-looking’ Android experience, and this is where the Android Market comes into play with its plethora of new ‘Launchers’ to enhance your daily phone use.

We’re going to look at a few of the popular ones here, but we’re not going to judge which one is best — that’s something only readers can decide after trying them. There are many, many more launchers out there we won’t be covering, but this particular writer recommends reading Download our new Android app!

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Marty Gabel

Marty is the former Associate Editor for Appolicious and AndroidApps.com. He lives with his wife and infant daughter in Chicago, via London, England, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

You can follow him on Twitter, but he rarely tweets about work. Instead, he'll likely be flaunting his ham-fisted photography or spreading viral videos of silly cats.

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