Launcher Madness

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by aggiechase37, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. aggiechase37

    aggiechase37 Member

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    Here's what I'm seeing so far.

    First my setup. GPA14 with Pete's 600mhz sv kernel.

    Stock 2.3.3 Launcher caches about 21 MB. Seems like a lot. And it seems to lag a little sometimes. It would be nice if there was a way to chop down the homescreens to 3, that would probably help some things.

    LauncherPro plus: Seems to cache about 15mb, and seems to run really smooth. But it's not stock, and not Google, so makes me wonder which is better.

    Launcher 7. Tried this for a couple days before data wiping and upgrading to GPA14. This actually worked really well. I was impressed. And if I remember correctly it was under 10mb cached. Not nearly as customizable, but in terms of simplicity I was really impressed.

    So I guess what I'm having trouble with deciding is what launcher to go with? And the main question comes down to: is the stock launcher, since it's stock, going to be better for Android overall? Even if it's more memory intensive? I'm going to leave it stock for a few days and see how I like it, but I wondered what you fine people think...
     
  2. LifeIsABeach

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    Nothing is better simply because it is stock. Many apps improve over stock apps. I would definitely suggest using a 3rd party launcher. I use LauncherPro, but give them all a spin and see which you prefer.
     
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    Sorry, but this is funny. there are actually very few apps that are better than 3rd party apps IMO. messaging, calendar, e-mail (except g-mail...that one is pretty good) camera, music player and video player can all be replaced by a nicer 3rd party app.
    grab launcher Pro, ADW launcher, or go launcher and enjoy.
     
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    Launcher 7 is smooth.

    I do like Go Launcher.
     
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    i prefer launcher 7

    since its so simple. its very smooth and fast
     
  6. aggiechase37

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    Hey has anyone done a comparison on data caches. On gingerbread you can go to applications and running and then hit menu and you can see how many MB's they are being cached. So the question is, which one caches the least?

    Right now I have stock launcher caching about 21 MB. Seems like LPP and L7 cached much less BUT the phone seems to be running just as fast AND the battery seems to be lasting longer. For instance, when you go to see what has been using the battery, stock launcher doesn't even register anything, whereas L7 said it was using 10% and LPP was using around 3-5%. So we need to take a look at these things:

    1) which launcher is the least memory intensive
    2) which launcher uses the least battery
    3) which launcher "seems to run faster/smoother"
    4) which launcher has better customization options.

    For my money, I've had L7 and LPP and loved both of them, but right now, for the battery life that I'm laying witness too (currently rooted running GPA14 and Pete's 600mhz kernel and looking at 80% battery after 8 hours at the time of this composition) it will be tough for me to argue with the stock launcher.

    Anyone running the various launchers and gingerbread, please report on caching and what percentage it shows for using the battery and that will give us a better idea of performance.
     
  7. jntdroid

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    Go Launcher is pretty smooth

    ADW typically has one of the lower (or lowest) memory "footprints"
     
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    Ok. My discoveries so far

    Stock launcher: caching 21 mb. Kinda laggy, but looks really good

    Launcher 7: caching 18 mb. Runs well, have not experienced any log so far.
     
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