Member Since: August, 2016
Moto G4 Play
My Choice Talk & Text
Gotta tell ya about this app: Nova launcher for Android.
The constant and PERSISTENT Google everything on my phone was driving me batty. The Google search bar, which I avoid like the plague, was always there at the top of every screen and jumping in to be so helpful it was beyond annoying. Enter Nova launcher to the rescue (from Play Store). It cleaned my screens, it works, it can be customized, screens can be backed-up, and - most importantly - it blew away the Goo search bar and that overly sensitive little microphone. And, no, I do not want to turn on permission to track my body sensors which was a burning reminder every time I lit my home screen. Only my wife has permission to track my body parts. Google cannot take a hint nor “no” for an answer. Their motto is: “We give choices, but you have to check all the boxes, anyway.” It’s like a Russian election. I was about to buy an iPhone !
I should be more polite and considerate. Many people like the features and to be tracked ad nauseum by Google. Some people (like me) are righteously paranoid regarding the hijacking of a good chunk of the internet and of Android and prefer a less intrusive operating system.
Bottom Line: The Nova launcher works for anyone wanting to claim all the screen real estate they paid for and offers features Google launcher does not have.