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Jolla Launcher for Android starts alpha tests next week

Jolla once promised that it will be bringing both whole and parts of its rather unique Sailfish OS to Android devices and looks like it will be keeping its word. The startup has just given word that it is accepting requests to join its closed Community Alpha testing group to take its fancy Jolla Launcher for a spin on their Android smartphone.

Samsung’s Terrain Home launcher mixes a bit of everything

Samsung has its own TouchWiz homescreen exclusive to its smartphones so it comes as a bit of a surprise to see a new homescreen launcher replacement that has been funded by the manufacturer's startup accelerator. But will Terrain Home actually be able to make a name for itself in the crowded homescreen marketplace? Perhaps it could, if the subset of features it seems to have picked off from other launchers resonate with you.

GO Launcher 5 arrives, brings about a makeover

After much teasing and countdowns, GO Launcher has finally unveiled the latest version of this popular homescreen replacement. With GO Launcher EX 5, the app switches over to the flatter aesthetic of KitKat and the buttery smoothness of its own 3D graphics core.

Sony’s EvolutionUI homescreen turns customization into a game

A certain Disney character once said "in every job that must be done, there is an element of fun", probably the earliest expression of what is now termed "gamification". Sony has just released an internal research project called EvolutionUI that does exactly that, by incorporating achievements and badges into the process of learning how to use your smartphone.

Smart Launcher Face-off – Battle of the Brains

Android has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to app launchers, but there is a certain breed of them that deserves special mention. These are the so called smart or contextual launchers and today we'll be giving you the rundown on a few of them.
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