10 Best Android Launchers for Smartphones With Android Lollipop

Do you wish to have swrills or a cube wind mill effect pn your home screen? Yes, everything is possible on your aindroid device if you install a smart launcher on your phone which will not only make it smart but fast too. These launchers are light but they provide amazing effects and smooth functionality which every user will enjoy.

We have shortlisted the top 10 Android launchers for your device. These launchers are light but act as excellent launchers for your device and some of them have 3D effects too. Do take a look and decice which is the best launcher for your smartphone.

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Google Now Launcher


Google's very own stock Android launcher brings thing down to the basics, but just because it's the Android standard, doesn't mean it's boring. For your money (well, actually, it's free), you get easy access to Google Now, button-free voice controls, and enough transparent window-bars to make you think you're back in Windows Vista. It's compatible straight out of the box with all Nexus and Google Play Edition devices, and two minutes with a computer will get it running on all Android 4.x handsets. Just be careful what you say around it - the Big G's always listening, probably. Click here to download.

Yahoo Aviate Launcher


Yahoo Aviate was launched in the early stages of its development, but it turned into one of the best contextually-aware launchers available. Aviate collects apps together based on different activities, and will then suggest items that you're likely to use. By telling Aviate your home and work location it'll know which apps to offer when you're in those locations. The moment you leave the house, Aviate will offer navigation apps and anything else you regularly use on your journey, such as Spotify. Click here to download.

Nokia Z Launcher


Nokia's own Z Launcher is another one that helps you get to your most used-apps and sites more quickly. By learning your habits and taking into account your location and the time of day, the Z Launcher will surface what it believes to be the most appropriate items. Plus, the more you use it, the better it gets, as the app learns more about your habits over time. Another neat trick lets you get to an app faster by simply drawing the first letter of its name in order to produce a narrow list of results. Click here to download.

Buzz Launcher


Buzz Launcher packs the standard set of customisation options, but with a killer advantage: a user-created library of thousands of themes and widgets you can browse, download and tinker with. Whereas other launchers feel like masterpieces of efficiency - trying to find you the app you want, with minimum hassle - Buzz is all about the aesthetics. There are certainly more powerful launchers out there, but if you're all about matching the colour of your shoelaces to your cravat (and don't have an iPhone), then this is probably the launcher for you. Click here to download.

Nova launcher


Nova and Apex (below) are the two standout Android launchers - both strike an excellent balance between having enough features to customise things, without bogging you down with unfeasibly long options lists and 17 levels of sub-menu hell. Nova's arguably the better of the two, with a few more options available in the free version (there is also a Prime version), and slightly better performance - but really, we're splitting tiny Android hairs trying to find a difference between the two. Click here to download.

Apex launcher


Apex Launcher, just like Nova, blends smooth performance and ease-of-use with a good level of customisation to create a genuinely appealing alternative to most standard Android launchers.

Standout features on Apex include a superb tablet mode (finally allowing Nexus 7 owners to rotate the home screen); and the Pro version has the fantastic Apex Notifier service, which pushes notifications to a widget on your home screen. (Although, Notifier requires running an extra app in the background, which is a small drain on battery life.) Once again, the Pro version does cost money, so it's worth downloading the free version first. Click here to downlaod.


Action Launcher Pro


Action Launcher Pro

Action Launcher has some nifty, unique features - stuff like a quick-access set of shortcuts (all customisable, of course), special gestures for launching apps from within folders, and a cool one-touch method of creating widgets from apps. Click here to download.


ADW Launcher


ADW's probably the ultimate modder's launcher - anything you want to tweak is tweakable, from the particular shade of Gmail red, to the precise gesture needed to open an app. Sadly, it all comes at a price - ADW is complicated to use and sluggish compared to other offerings. More worryingly, development has ground to a halt, with no new releases to support versions of Android after 4.1.Click here to download.

Next Launcher


Some will consider Next Launcher jaw-droppingly cool - a 3D launcher that's completely different to the standard grid-with-some-widgets-whacked-on-top. Of course, it's insanely impractical and a complete battery hog, but it might just impress a girl at the bar on Friday night.However, it costs more than a Blu-ray, which is money that could be better spent buying drinks at the aforementioned bar instead. Click here to download.

Zeam launcher


Zeam is at the other end of the spectrum to the rest of these launchers - all the developers seem to care about is speed. It's the stripped-out racing version, ditching pretty much all the customisation options or swanky floating menus of the other versions, in favour of a minimalist code-base. The upside of course is super-smooth performance, even on the oldest, crummiest phones around. If you're looking for a speed boost for a handset running Gingerbread (that's Android 2.x to you and us), Zeam fits the bill pretty well, and it's also free. Click here to download.

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