Well after testing Stock, Go, Apex, and Nova. I still like Go but Nova is coming in a close second with Apex.
I'll keep at it but both Nova and Apex allow you to get to a basic menu to manage apps, wallpaper, and system setting, while Go doesn't.
All three are great choices, it's in the details but I might choose Nova. Wish me luck.
Nova is by far the best. It has all the features you could want and it uses much less battery and resources then Go, and you can use the Go themes and icon packs with Nova.
Have to pay to get all Nova features but why not pay if its worth it, and it is.
Edit: Btw I have used all three of the major ones listed above and more giving them all a shakedown.
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This is second opportunity I'm using to ask how I can safely delete GO Launcher EX because I don't like it. I have read that big trouble can result if it's not done correctly. I ALWAYS select Home-screen rather than GO Launcher EX. It will be better if it weren't there at all.
I would appreciate getting step by step instructions as to correct order in uninstalling all GO Options. I really need this help.
It is just a launcher. There is nothing special about it. It has no more access to your system than any other launcher. Just uninstall it and it will be gone. I have done this many many times, and many different phones, without any negative results. You should be able to uninstall any themes or widgets for GoLauncher exactly like any other app.
This is true of any launcher. All they are is front-ends for your system UI. None of them should have any lasting effect at all if you remove them. They should not mess with any of your files or installed apps. The only exception might be stuff that Go Launcher installs into itself (Obviously you will need GoLauncher installed to use GoLauncher-specific widgets and themes). But you should be able to uninstall any of those Apps independently of the main app.
Android was designed to be fairly idiot proof for this stuff. It is not like a Windows PC where you can leave debris behind if you uninstall something wrong. Android apps are all very compartmentalized. They are isolated from each other and the main system. When you uninstall an app, it really is gone.
Last edited by JeffDenver; 07-05-2012 at 07:59 AM.