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I'm with MIUI (Xiaomi). I was on EMUI (Huawei) before and I quite liked it, more than silly separate app drawers. Bought Xiaomi a year ago and it was similar experience. Don't really need else because MIUI is loaded with features, is smooth and just works well.
 
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I usually use a rocket launcher :p

In regard to Android, I use the ASUS ZenUI launcher - not just because it came pre-installed with my tablet - I found it good enough. Bought my mom some cheapo chinese phone, it came with the vanilla Google launcher, used ZenUI on that too, mostly to get rid of the stupid Google search bar. I know, I could probably remove it some other way, I just don't want to mess with it. She's happy with it, too.
 
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Nova Launcher on my Galaxy s6
 
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Nova on both of my ZTE Zmax's. 981 and 982.
 
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im using the Sony launcher its available at XDA devs.
 
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Nova Launcher on my Galaxy s6
yep nova launcher, for years it is pretty stable
switching phones to phones but still using nova launcher
 
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We use several different launchers in this house. It depends on the device and screen resolution. ADW 1.3.3.9 on one phone, ADW current version on a tablet, Nova Pro 3.30 on another phone and a tablet, Apex Pro on a laptop and another tablet. Back in the Android 2.2 - 2.37 days, Go EX was my launcher of choice but they stopped focusing on configurablity, functionality and utility in Android 3+ and they got dropped in favor of ADW. I try out new launchers regularly. So far nothing matches the big 3 with me.

im using the Sony launcher its available at XDA devs.
Got a link?
EDIT; Found it. Not greatly impressed, but it seems solid and smooth. Just not a whole lot of customization options like the ones mentioned above.
 
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GRX Touchwiz
 
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They have a Website and updated to have World news Feed :peace:

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Trebuchet, the default on LineageOS. it does the job. I keep my phones pretty lean
 
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Nova Prime, used Evie for a while but switched back to Nova. Most of the other launchers use way too much memory for my liking (still on 1GB RAM). A really solid looking launcher I've seen is KISS, tho I never tried to switch to it.
 
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Just wish carriers would allow us to remove the default launcher and to just switch by a restart of the phone. Is it that hard Android and carries
 

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Nova Prime on my Note 8, been using NP since the N3.
 
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Yes but rooting is getting harder to do these days :twitch:
 
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Yes true but to my knowledge doesn't it waste battery life or whatever having two launcher on the phone. Either way it'd be nice to have such a option
 
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Yes true but to my knowledge doesn't it waste battery life or whatever having two launcher on the phone. Either way it'd be nice to have such a option
Not at all. When you change the default launcher, only the one chosen will be run, even the one installed in the system will not run and thus not use CPU cycles or battery.
 
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