Saturday, August 13, 2016

Select a skin for android-devices: the test results of 24 applications –





For more than two months site laboratory concerned with the skins for android-devices. And even earlier, in 2014, we have studied a dozen “launcher”. In total, accumulated more than thirty applications.

Some “launchers” were interesting, more beautiful, and still others combine several positive qualities, and the fourth and all were unsuitable for use. For this reason, we decided to help you with the selection of the best shell for android-devices.

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Here is a list of examined applications * in alphabetical order:

  • +Home Launcher ;

  • ap15 Launcher ;

  • Action Launcher 3 ;

  • Apex Launcher ;

  • Apus Launcher ;

  • Arrow Launcher ;

  • Atom Launcher ;

  • C Launcher ;

  • CM Launcher 3D ;

  • Go Launcher EX ;

  • Google Start ;

  • Hola Launcher ;

  • Kiss Launcher ;

  • Line Launcher ;

  • Lockly Launcher ;

  • MIUI Launcher ;

  • Nano Launcher ;

  • Next Launcher 3D ;

  • Nova Launcher ;

  • Smart Launcher ;

  • Total Launcher ;

  • Yahoo Aviate Launcher ;

  • Yandex Launcher ;

  • ZenUI . Launcher

* Note: in this article are not logged in «лаунчеры» for people with impaired vision , для children and оболочки in the style of Windows OS .

For the convenience of the study, we have distributed all the participants in three categories: “Classic launchers,” “Light launchers” and “Unusual launchers.” If the application you are interested in, at the end of each mini-review of the attached link to the detailed testing of the selected envelope.

As the test equipment used smartphones Xiaomi Redmi Note (Miui V8 on OC Android 4.4.2, the Dalvik runtime, processor MediaTek MT6592, 8 x 1700 MHz videosoprotsessor Mali-450 MP4, 700 MHz, 2 GB RAM) and Jinga Basco M500 3G (OC Android 5.1, runtime ART, processor MediaTek MT6580, 4 x 1300 MHz, videosoprotsessor Mali-400 MP2, 1 GB of RAM), and the tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (CM 13 based OC Android 6.0.1, the runtime ART, TI OMAP 4430 processor, 2 x 1200 MHz, PowerVR videosoprotsessor 540, 384 MHz, 1 GB of RAM).

The classic “launchers»


Google Start


In my opinion, Google Start rightfully occupies first place among the classic skins for android-devices. This decision is always in trend, offering a stylish look, all the necessary features and excellent quality.

Now Google Start shell looks the most familiar way for us, but there is a new beta-version of the application in which the changed interface.

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Now it glamorous, in a different way, I even can not say. Especially with the range of colors that is used in the screenshots Google Start Android 7.0 leaks of information, although the matter is not the case.

This “launcher” is free, there is no advertising, and some supernatural functions. Moreover, we even grid with labels can not adjust. This is justified by the application reliability and high speed.

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Do not forget skilled programmers from people who were able to create an application that adds a couple of options in the shell. To do this, install the Xposed GEL Settings module for Xposed Framework and rejoice.

The stylish, stable and fast – that’s a he, Google Start for the Android OS. Recommended.

Перейти to complete testing shell Google Start .

Yandex Launcher


Google has the Google, and that there is, from domestic developers? It turns out that they, too, are on the alert and are building their products. For example, they have a Yandex Launcher, which you can download for free.

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The shell is very good, but without the drawbacks in the annex has not done. Yandex Launcher is very unified, it does not have any chips or raisins. Conventional desktops, regular menu, where the long-awaited innovation?

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Yandex Launcher is beautiful to look at, works quite well and provides a wide range of additional functions and buns, including a wallpaper store, beautiful widgets, weather, news, and all the things that will be useful to ordinary users. Perhaps someone it will seem redundant, while others can not do.

Yandex Launcher – Mighty “launcher” domestic developers. It is completely free and contains no advertising, not even a pop-up banners, which is very nice.

Перейти to complete testing shell Yandex Launcher .

Apex Launcher and Nova Launcher


Many users do not want major changes to the interface of your smart phone, variegated menu and they do not want for nothing, but to change the grid of shortcuts, or create a folder in the menu, it would be very desirable. But bad luck, not the standard graphical shell or Google Start of do not know how. Then rush to the rescue of Apex Launcher and Nova Launcher.

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Both shells offer the most “stock” look with a minimum of modifications and maximum settings. The differences, as you already understood, in these “launcher” and consist of at least they are in the details, so please go to the corresponding article, which we have opposed Apex Launcher and Nova Launcher.

Перейти to the full testing and comparison of shells Apex Launcher and Nova Launcher .


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