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app launcher

Software that causes applications to load and run. Launching an app is naturally built into every operating system; however, third-party app launchers are available and popular for mobile devices. An app launcher replaces the stock user interface for organizing the home screen and app icons predominantly in the Android world; however, they are also available for jailbroken iPhones (see iPhone jailbreaking and Cydia). See Launchpad and app drawer.


Yahoo's Aviate Android App Launcher
Along with an alphabetical list of apps and other features, Aviate catalogs apps in predefined or user-titled groups. Icons can be copied to the home screen and be relocated within the groups.
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The new Android Auto update adds a new app launcher that is aimed at being more streamlined.
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The app launcher on Android handsets will show the new Places icon along with the rest of the applications.
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There's also some added smartness to MIUI 9 - Smart replies, Smart app launcher, smart image search and the likes.
The new app launcher on OxygenOS is now pretty similar to the Pixel app launcher.
The S6, powered by Amigo UI based on the Android Lollipop operating system, seems to be inspired by iOS - it has no app launcher and the apps are placed on the homescreen.
It's pretty slick - though personally I will continue to use the taskbar as an app launcher. (Though it would be nice if taskbar icons behaved a little more like live tiles-)
This includes a revamped notification system and a different app launcher. I know I can t wait for Android 2.2 to hit the device because the full Adobe Flash experience should be good on a device with this size of screen.