Let’s have a look at the top 10 best launchers of Android smartphones and tablets

In this article, we are going to look at the top 10 best Android launchers of 2016. But before that, we need to know what Android launchers are. Launcher is the name given to the part of the Android user interface that lets users customize the home screen (e.g. the phone’s desktop), launch mobile apps, make phone calls, and perform other tasks on Android devices (devices that use the Android mobile operating system).

Developed by some external developer, the launcher can change the look of smartphone without changing or harming the system files. The launchers also allows user to customize their smartphone entirely such as changing, dock style, icons, icon size, animations, desktop grid, transitions and even much more. Definitely, with these numerous customization options, the users can give a unique and different look to their Smartphone from the look provided by your mobile company.

While there are 1000+ launchers available in Play Store, let’s have a look at the top 10 best android launcher 2016.

1. Nova Launcher

Nova and Apex (below) are the two standout Android launchers, as both provide an excellent balance between having enough features to customise things, without bogging you down with 17 levels of sub-menu hell and unbelievably long options lists.

Of the two, Nova is definitely better with a few more options available in the free version (there is also a Prime version), and somewhat better performance.

Price: Free/Paid
Requires: Android v.2.2 or above

2. Apex Launcher

Just like Nova, Apex Launcher combines smooth performance and ease-of-use with a good level of customisation to create genuinely appealing alternative to most standard Android launchers.
Standout features on Apex include a superb tablet mode and the Pro version has the fantastic Apex Notifier service, which pushes notifications to a widget on your home screen.

Price: Free/Paid
Requires: Android v.2.1 or above

3. Launcher Lab

One of the best Android launcher 2016, Launcher Lab offers final customization. You can design home screens with various editing elements using Launcher Lab: text, image, wallpaper, widgets, music, time, weather and etc. It has quite a good feature that allows you to apply numerous new themes from people around the world in theme store.

Price: Free
Requires: Android v.2.1 or above

5. Google Now

Google’s own Android launcher allows you to get easy access to Google Now, button-free voice controls, and enough transparent window-bars. It is compatible with all Nexus and Google Play Edition devices, and it gets running on all Android 4.x handsets when connected to a computer for two minutes.



Price: Free
Requires: Android v.2.1 or above

5. Microsoft Arrow Launcher

Arrow, the first ever android launcher launched by Microsoft is one of the best in simplest launchers. It is exclusively designed and quite fast android launcher but it is not available on the play store. Swiping up from any screen will have access to your folders and apps, which acts as main home-screen page.

Price: Free
Requires: Android 4.0.3+ or above

6. Go Launcher

All advanced users are recommended to use this launcher. GO launcher has an amazing user interface and many awesome themes along with many other features. In comparison to other launchers, Go Launcher has many customization options in its free version. It is also packed with some important plugins and widgets.

Price: Free/Paid
Requires: Android v.2.0 or above

7. Mini Launcher (KitKat UI)

‘Mini Launcher’ is a simple, fast, smooth and stylish best android Launcher 2016 app. By installing a small-size ‘Mini Launcher’ app, you can convert your Android 4.0 Jelly Bean device into latest Android 4.4 KitKat. This app allows you to use customization options such as variable interface, different transition effects for desktop and app drawer, gestures, and much more. For easy navigation between recent calls & messages, frequently used apps, weather info, and other settings, the app offers a ‘Mini Sidebar’.

Price: Free
Requires: Android v.4.0 or above

8. Launcher 8

This launcher is for those people who just want to try the user interface of Windows Phone or is a fan of Windows Phone. Compared to other Windows Phone 8 launchers on android market, this app has more features.

Price: Free
Requires: Android v.2.1 or above

9. Action Launcher 3

This is one of the fastest launcher that allows you to access the various functions through the list menu easily. This launcher has thousands of downloads and having rating of 4.1 on Google play store.

Price: Free with in app purchases
Requires: Android v.4.1 or above

10. LINE Launcher

Line launcher lets you to do many customizations easily. There are many new wallpapers, ringtones, icon packages etc. As compared to other launchers, this launcher consumes less memory. It has a rating of 4.4 on play store!

Price: Free
Requires: Android v.4.0.3 or above

3 COMMENTS

  1. I think you might forget the seniors and children, they should have better launcher for them, what I say, Large Launcher is the best!

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