New GO Launcher

Discussion in 'UltimateDroid' started by 561427, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. 561427
    Offline

    561427 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Anyone have any details about this new launcher? I read an article that mentioned it didnt have the same speed as the updated LauncherPro and ADWLauncher. I was just curious to see if the DEV's or somone could inform me why it wouldnt be as fast as the other Launchers out there.

    Also, I installed and R3D ROM and deleted my ringtone and notification folders so that I would have enough room for the install. Can someone make a .zip of the 2 folders with the system sounds from the 'system' dir for me, please?

    Heres a link to check out the Launcher. Please close if I am not allowed to link to that site.

    Go Launcher for Android: Highly customizable home screen app
  2. yakitori
    Offline

    yakitori Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    DFW Texas
    used it for a bit, ditched it due to lag. Great concept, just not smooth like I want. homescreens similar to miui only it has an app drawer. very convenient feature that you can long press and uninstall apps. Specific things I dislike about it was moving app icon from drawer to homescreens...sucks. Everytime you download a new app it puts it on the end of the app drawer even if you have it sorted aphabetically...you have to manually sort alphabetically again.
  3. Milton515
    Offline

    Milton515 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I used it too and uninstalled due to lag.... I also didn't like they way if didn't anyway to change the icons

    BB v0.6.2
    Launcher Pro Plus with Evo Dock
    Stock Kernel
  4. b-jammin21
    Offline

    b-jammin21 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just downloaded this app, and while I'm still setting up my homescreens I must say that I am really impressed (*so far*)! For me, it is really smooth, and I'm not getting any lag. My only gripe would be about setting up the homescreen icons and putting apps into folders on the homescreen. Kinda a hassle and a weird way to do it, but once I have everything set up then it won't be a problem anymore.

    Here's the best part though. From what I can see, so far, Go has almost all the same features as LP, except (get ready for this one) NO REDRAWS OR FC'S!!!!! I hope I don't have to eat those words later but I'm really loving this homescreen app. With LP I was getting CONSTANT FC's and redraws, almost after leaving every app. The last straw for LP was sending the dev my error logs and never getting a reply.

    So....thank you for letting me know about this homescreen app. I am curious to hear what others think.

    EDIT: In a heads-up comparison between ADW, LP, and Go, with all of the screens set up the same way, Go was the only launcher that didn't redraw and take forever to reload my homescreens. Sweet.
    Sent from my Droid using my Droid
  5. sherri
    Offline

    sherri Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I tried this and loved it as well. Only issue was when I tried to use a different launcher (I know how to choose/remove defaults), this one kept restarting as default after a reboot. Back to ADW Ex....

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  6. TRIKOTRET
    Offline

    TRIKOTRET New Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    they also have Go Sms which I am currently using. Really nice
  7. motoconvert
    Offline

    motoconvert New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Norwalk OH
    I have also started using this one...Tried Hancent and Chomp in the past and phone was always slow...haven't had those types of problems with GOSms!
  8. yakitori
    Offline

    yakitori Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    DFW Texas
    I did get lag and redraws and fc on go launcher. Several times my phone froze on a black screen and I had to reboot.

    I never get a fc on lp. And no redraws either.

    Echo ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1 >> /data/local.prop

    sent from the rooftops
  9. dredhead407
    Offline

    dredhead407 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Same here. Got rid of it after a week due to lag. It has a lot of nice features though. But I also agree...GOSms for the win.
  10. wierdo124
    Offline

    wierdo124 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Loving Go SMS but the launcher was garbage IMO. It took me a half hour dinking around to figure out how to get it to open GO SMS instead of the default SMS app. Back to LP...Fed really needs to push this update out though before they really start kicking his ass.
  11. microsnook
    Offline

    microsnook New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ADW ex ftw!
  12. 561427
    Offline

    561427 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    havent tried adw ex but i unrooted and installed go and like it. i think ill give EX a try next once i root again.
  13. Jokerz
    Offline

    Jokerz New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ive tried ADW Ex and it force closed all the time. I was excited because the dev just recently came out with an update that was supposed to fix the force closes, but no luck unfortunately. The features are really cool though. I'm using ADW now, but I'm gonna give this GO launcher and GOsms a try. Wish me luck.
  14. blitzgash
    Offline

    blitzgash New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Fast, Smooth, Better than launcherpro/adw so far for me. 0 force closes. LP and ADW always gave me some kind of force close.. Where is everyone getting lag from?
  15. yakitori
    Offline

    yakitori Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    DFW Texas
    ^ from go launcher
  16. motoconvert
    Offline

    motoconvert New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Norwalk OH
    Surprised he hasn't updated in a while. We were getting an update a week there for a while...

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
  17. b-jammin21
    Offline

    b-jammin21 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    +1 to this. I was always getting force closes on LP and ADW too. Since switching to go, I haven't had more than 2. Also, I'm not getting any lag either.....

    I checked "keep home in memory" under UD Settings as well, and I rarely get that "initializing" after exiting other apps and returning to my homescreen.

    Sent from my Droid using my Droid
  18. Anathema
    Offline

    Anathema New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I tried GO Launcher for a while and I wasn't very impressed. It was often slow and laggy, which I shrugged off since it's a new launcher app. But then it just seemed like a watered down version of LP and ADW. Once I got ADWex, I haven't looked back.

    Oh, and GO launcher just loves to redraw for me too. Maybe it just doesn't like my phone, but I was not impressed, and it lacked any standout feature that I can't get in LP or ADW.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  19. b-jammin21
    Offline

    b-jammin21 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Decided to give ADW EX a try. I had a total of 4 screens with 6 total widgets. ADW EX would only seem to allow 4 widgets otherwise the screens got REAL laggy. Returned the app within 24 hours and didn't get my refund. Cool. I'll be sticking with GO because it works good for me....

    Sent from my Droid using my Droid
  20. Dj Carpenter
    Offline

    Dj Carpenter New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    It has potential but for whatever reason, a custom dock's resolution is terrible. It doesn't display it near as well as LP. And the app drawer seemed to always have to load up. Did like the folders though.
Similar Threads
  1. Roundabout136
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    3,402
  2. ablank
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,049
  3. jedi
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,030
  4. AndroidUser127
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    634
  5. fic1
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    764
Loading...
Search tags for this page

how to change keybord in go launcher