Tag: launcher

It’s Friday, here’s an advert

It’s Friday. Friday at last. Last night, whilst randomly looking for a YouTube video (and I’ll be honest, I was trying to find some Leslie Chow clips because I’m a bit bonkers), an advert appeared before the video. You know the sort, it’s one of the many YouTube …

Nokia Z Launcher beta is now available on the Google Play Store

A while back Nokia shocked people by making an Android Launcher, around about the same time as they released a few Android phones. At that stage they were only available by signing up and downloading the apk file and manually installing it. Well now they’ve gone and published …

Aviate Launcher by Yahoo is now available

Aviate started out last year as one of those alternative Android launchers that aimed to predict what apps you use at different times of the day and offer those to you along with weather and location based info. Last year Aviate was available as an invite only app …

Inq Mobile bites the dust

Digging through the Coolsmartphone archives, I can see that our last mention of an Inq Mobile handset was back in 2011. It’s been more than a little quiet since then. The Inq Cloud Touch had a 5 megapixel camera and 320×480 pixel screen. It was available on Three …

Nova Launcher 2.3 erm… launches

One of the most popular third party launchers available for Android is Teslacoil’s Nova Launcher. The feature packed app has now seen a major update which brings it into line with Android 4.4 Kitkat after the release of the beta version a little over a month ago. Many …

Aviate – The launcher we’ve all been waiting for?

Homescreen launchers! You only have to search the Play Store to be presented with an abundance of them! So many seem to be the same so when one comes along to breathe life into a overly congested category you can be sure it will be a hit! Meet …

Everything.me Home – The dynamic Android Launcher

Now and again something different comes along. An app or service that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, well this app is a bit like that. Yes we’ve seen many many Android Launchers over the years but I’ve never seen one like this. Everything.me Home basically adapts …

Chatheads for iOS and Facebook Home for Android released in the UK

Changes are afoot for the Facebook app for iOS.  The iPhone and iPad apps will both get an update today which means that it will now include new features in private messages. Stickers are a new way of expressing yourself within messages…… Also released is the much vaunted …

Facebook Home released in US; Messenger updated

Can’t wait for the HTC First? Want to make your high-end smartphone the ultimate Facebook machine? If so, good news – Facebook Home has just been pushed to the Google Play Store and should be available shortly. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S3, HTC One X, One X+ …

Facebook Phone Revealed……..?

Well it appears that the rumours may well be true. We know that Facebook are holding a shindig on April 4th and thanks once again the the Twitter account @EVLeaks, it looks like we may know exactly what they are about to reveal. Cue the HTC First…….   A …

Chameleon Launcher has been updated for phones

I got an email yesterday that made me a little excited. A while back I and many others backed Chameleon Launcher on Kickstarter. It gave us an early beta to try on our tablets. I was really impressed at the time but I didn’t stay using it for …

Chameleon Launcher is now available for normal people to buy

Chameleon Launcher overnight has turned into a general release that anyone can buy now. Previosuly it was for Kickstarter backers or pre-order people. Over the last few weeks there has been quite a few updates to the app, making it more stable and adding further widgets. It feels …

Get that Jelly Bean Feel easily

This weekend I met a guy called Graham Smith. He’s a logo, icon designer and all-round top bloke. He pointed me at Holo Launcher HD – a free Android app for giving your handset that “Jelly Bean look”. It’s more than just a skin though. This has a …

Android App Review: ssLauncher

Okay so put aside your political stances guys and gals…this isn’t a far right launcher with Swastickas all over it (get it?…ss….SS??). No, no….this is another launcher replacement for Google’s Android OS. For those who don’t know, a launcher is another name for the software that is used …

Mi-Home the Miui Launcher is now available for all ICS devices

Miui is a custom rom for Android devices. Miui gives your device a totally different feel. The thing with custom roms is that yes they give you lots of nice new features, but some people just don’t fancy trying to break their phone trying to get these features. …

Do you wish your Android phone looked like a Windows Phone?

The other day we posted a couple of apps you could install on your Android device to make it look like iOS. Some people were surprised that some other people would actually want to do this. Yes making an Android phone look like that is a bit of step backwards, but how …

first look: Go Launcher EX

We have seen so many launchers in the android market, it’s much to hard for you to find the right one to catch your eye. Some are visually appealing and some are useful for your needs. I have found a launcher that puts both into the perspective and …

Launcher 7 | Give Your Android Phone a Flavour of Windows Phone 7

I really like Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI, which essentially puts your application shortcuts on a series of tiles on the homescreen. Android developers being, well, Android developers have created a few different launchers for Android that mimic Microsoft’s sexy Metro UI. I’ve tried a few, but Launcher …

Coolsmartphone Recommended App – Plug In Launcher

Plug In Launcher is a neat little program that activates when you plug your charger in or when you plug your headset in. So when you plug your phone in to charge at night it can load your ebook reader, your desk clock, run angry birds or open …