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Review Holo Launcher
Quick launcher inspired by ICS and Jellybean
Author: Sergei Blyudov
Date: 07 Jul 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III
Holo Launcher program to turn your Android 2.X in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Also, if the owners of older smartphones will feel ICS, the owners of the new gadgets that are already on Android 4.1, will appreciate the interface of Jellybean.
The menu in the Holo Launcher flipping horizontally, as it is in the classic Android 4.0 ICS. After scrolling through all the programs open to the widgets tab, where you can view them right away and if you want to transfer to your desktop. However, this function may not work on many devices, and in some cases requires ROOT-law and marks Holo Launcher, as "the system".
When installing a new launcher, the first thing that we used to pay attention - is smooth paging desks and interface speed. And in this regard, Holo Launcher stands out among its competitors. Not even worth talking about standard shell, like the Samsung TouchWiz and Sense from HTC, and a number of these representatives were not in speed.
The disadvantages include the application requirements "Root" rights for some functions and the relative youth of the application, which results in weak and minimal customization functionality, when compared, for example, with Go Launcher Ex .
Also, if you choose for yourself Holo Launcher, you will not be able to use native widgets system, which in the same Sense, there are over 70. Although it is not a critical problem, but you have to look at Google Play many separate applications counterparts, which are often made worse quality than the standard system widgets.
Holo Launcher program comes in three separate applications, free and paid version for Android 2.X, and a free version for smart phones based on Android 4.0 ICS with the ability to update it to the Plus-version. Paid versions are different from free additional features to customize the interface.
ResumeFor example, Plus-version Holo Launcher HD gives you access to special applications for notification stickers on badges, access to special widgets and more. These functions are pleasant, but not critical, and, therefore, the free version is great for everyday use.