Wow, this is why i want to jump the ship to Android

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Pravda, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
  3. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    That seems cool. I wonder if it works if you have any kind of lock on device though, seems like you need to be able to use your device without entering a password or other security feature.
  4. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    This is an interesting idea. I know some people who feel that a context sensitive phone that changes apps as you need them throughout the day is the way to go. In a way, it is like Google Now that tries to give you information that it thinks you need before you ask for it.

    For me at least, I'm not so sure I want this. I have my home screens fairly well organised and I know where everything is. Pretty much all of the common things I need is on my centre screen or a swipe or two away. I don't know if I want my apps to move around the home/lock screen on its own throughout the day. It would mean that I have to look for my apps and widgets in different places if they don't all fit on one screen.

    I use a security lock on my home screen anyway, so you don't see anything except for the time and notification indicator. I'll have to unlock my screen to be able to do anything useful.
  5. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Just another launcher trying to distinguish itself from the cloud but didn't aviate get there before it? Either way, not interested in it personally.
  6. kenknotts macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2013
  7. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    This is along the same lines as Aviate, but I personally like to control when and where my apps and info are. It's a cool option, just not for me.
  8. macred macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2013
    LAX & beyond
    Other than a small cramped display, and my personal mistake of choosing to upgrade to iOS 7, I happen to like my iPhone 5.

    Yet I'd be lying if I failed to admit my Galaxy Note 3 is faster, highly efficient, and so much more fun. It's this and many more reasons why I expect the Android platform to be my primary choice in smartphones for quite some time.
  9. hbksabhi macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    as a android user , yes these things are amazing but big battery hogs !
    need more optimizations .......
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  11. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I like to try these sorts of things out, but I uninstall them and go back to default after only a few minutes. Aviate and Themer were cute but at the end of the day none of these things made my phone any easier or more enjoyable to use.

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