Are you in favor or against Android dropping the app drawer

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  1. pc747

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    Back since Android started and since many of us who have been using android could remember the app drawer has been a staple of the software. Along with widgets and notification windows the app drawer helped to distinguish itself from iOS. So could you imagine android without the app drawer?

    Source: More evidence that Android N may drop the app drawer
     
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    I thought that was just an S7/Samsung thing.... Either way I don't care for it.... I think of the app drawer more as a junk drawer. All the stuff I don't use/want/need gets kept in there UNTIL I do need it.....
     
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    Personally I feel like going no app drawer makes Android more like iOS and was one reason I did not like MIUI ROMS back in the day. For me it seems like the more successful android is getting the more it is looking like iOS.


    Who would have imagined that we were looking at the future of android when we saw that commercial back in the day.

    edit: removed my opinion from the op
     
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    As long as I can still have one in an aftermarket launcher I don't particularly care what Android oem does with it. The way Google and Apple are doing things, I look for ios 11 to offer launchers while Android breaks the ability to use them in a soon after version. But fear not, Android carriers and manufacturers are so slow bringing updates to devices it'll be a long while before seeing the results.

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    At what point do we realize that we become G sheep...and believe that everything Google does for us is great? Or...do we never realize and just fall in line? I think this is a ridiculous idea.

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    I like the app drawer. It's a great place to keep apps that are seldomly used, but still useful, otherwise I wouldn't have that app at all.

    I personally run with 3 screens, not counting the Google screen. Each different homescreen serves a different purpose for me and keeps my device nice and clean, the way I like it. And to be honest I'm very close to minimizing it to just two since that 3rd homescreen is barely used, too many swipes...

    Heck even the app drawer is useful for me, it's the button I can access quickly on any homescreen to open up aCar, which I use frequently. It's the first app in my drawer. Also the Google Authenticator app is just a row below, so easily accessible.

    Keep all the icons and homescreen scrolling to iOS. Keep the app drawer Google!
     
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    I have never been an App Drawer fan. I keep the Apps I need on my phone and know where to find them.
     
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    I'm confused. Without an app drawer, does that mean all your apps would have to be on your home screen, either individually or in folders? I have nothing on my home screen except time & weather widget and another page with six quick dial widgets. I want to keep it that way.

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    I've been using folders/organizers and shortcuts almost since I started using Android. I have like 4-5 folders on my homescreen for my main categories and most frequently used apps.

    Heck, I even have my "app drawer" in my launcher organized into folders. I don't really use it. Why bother scrolling through dozens or hundreds of apps when it can be managed so much easier?
     
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    Yup just like ios does. Imagine your bloatware and aftermarket that you use occasionally being on one of your plethora of required home screens or trying to remember which folder , so you don't have 4+ home screens, you put that in and you've got the gist.

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    My homescreen. .. I want to keep it like that[​IMG]
    I admit, that little square looking thing in the top middle is a widget that takes me to my most used apps. But any other apps, I'd rather just access from my app drawer.

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