Best Android Launcher Apps 2013

Manufacturers’ skins such as Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense have long been the bane of Android purists. However, you don’t have to root your phone — a process fraught with risks — to get a stock Android experience or truly personalize your device. All you need is the right Android launchers app.

These UI replacements can be downloaded from Google Play like a regular app and sit on top your phone’s original software, making them a snap to install and remove. Whether you’re looking for a pure Jelly Bean experience or want to branch into wilder territory, Google Play offers a wide variety of launchers. The best options offer a high degree of customization, a beautiful selection of desktop themes and innovative new features such as scrollable docks and gesture control. Our reviews of five of the best Android launchers will help you decide which home screen replacement is right for you.

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  1. Ryan Says:

    You guys should review Tile Launcher, it’s a great launcher.

  2. Michael Says:

    Problem with Buzz is that it’s to good. When I had it installed I was busy all day with browsing for new themes on Buzz :)

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