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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by xconwayx, Sep 26, 2011.
No, the stock launcher completely sucks, is sluggish, and allows no customization.
I used to love and recommend GO Launcher EX, but then I faced facts about the privileges that it requires. It bothers me that it phones home and there's just no reason that a home launcher needs to waste resources accessing the Internet. Now in the wake of the recent Dolphin HD spyware fiasco, I'm even more uptight about the privileges that I grant. I want to support devs that are responsible and get it right, not devs that spy on me and waste resources.
Say NO to GO!
What happened with dolphin? Its been my default browser forever.
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Here's where you can read the details: [PRIVACY] WARNING: Dolphin's collection of your browsing history - xda-developers
In summary, for the past several months Dolphin HD has been forwarding every URL you visit to one of their servers. That would be bad enough but they did it in such an incompetent way that it exposed all of the URLs, including https which uses encrypted URLs and parameters (including searches, and even logins and passwords in some cases). They gave a pretty lame excuse about needing to check every URL to see if it was one of 300 "webzines". Then, to top it off they announced that the problem had been fixed when it hadn't been!
Wow, that's just great..I've been using dolphin strictly for almost 2 years. I guess its back to xscope our stock for me. Uninstalling now
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What's the source on GoLauncher leaking data? I haven't heard that in the past and I'm pretty concerned about these types of things. Sometimes people exaggerate an update system or something and then start rumors. The Dolphin browser thing is confirmed, so I'd like to see some confirmation on this from somewhere?
I'm not sure that GO is leaking much data. I have read that it "phones home" but haven't checked it myself. It was good enough for me that GO had Internet access and was wasting my bandwidth/battery for no reason.
Note, Dolphin HD version 7.02 has the tracking disabled.
+1 on ADW EX Launcher. There's a "smoothness" to it that I didn't find in other launchers.
If anyones up for something new, try out ice cream sandwich launcher. Its really cool for what it is, I mean, it isn't legitimate ics, but its pretty nice
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I've tried a few. Did OpenHome for awhile. Liked it, but it was awfully glitchy and started to feel out of date in terms of themes after awhile.
ADWLauncherEx seems to be the most solid, reliable one I've used so far. Lots of themes, steady functionality, easy to use, lots of options. Kind of tired of the lame themes out there for it though. hope some new designers get into theming (or someone gets smart and gets in touch with me to design something).
Currently am on month 3 with Go Launcher Ex. There's some things I absolutely love about it, and some things I'm really not pleased about. I like the themes they're putting out... find them "refreshing", even if they're still missing more grown-up feeling themes. The customization is excellent (as are the availability of other add-on apps for widgets and phone features). They also update frequently! However, I really dislike the massive time it takes to load when opening folders and app drawer, and there have been a few times I've experienced general lagginess while transitioning screens.
Also wanted to give thoughts on the comment quoted below as an addendum.
I'm sure it does phone home. While I don't advocate it, as a game developer on other platforms, I do understand that user-data is not only crucial to creating a definitively usable application---it's also really frick'n helpful. It's ridiculously hard to make decisions for thousands of people. Anyway, back on point: Go Launcher offers their own "Go Store" which I'm assuming is a web-based feature within the app. If that's the case, it's going to need internet permissions in order to access this feature and is going to have to run in the background in order to alert you to new themes, etc. I genuinely like having the Theme Store feature available, although I could do without the notifications. If they'd lose the notifications... it would solve your problems and my dislikes! lol
Hope that's helpful!
Ah, what is a Launcher?
A replacement for the home screen.