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Launchers are not much different from any other app in this concern – so you should deal with them like with other apps. While one argument has already been mentioned multiple times here, let me sum up the basics in short: check permissions as recommended already. check votes (how many people have rated the app), downloads (how many have installed it), and ...


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I have been using many launchers since past 2-years, i have more battery life as compared to my stock launcher. I believe it all depends on the usage, widgets which you are using on your launcher. My personal opinion just give a shot to Dodol launcher and try to avoid using widgets which are less required.


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There will be subjective opinions, however, the battery life will depend on what launcher you use. For instance, if the launcher makes heavy usage of internet for fetching data for its widgets, etc., it will surely end up in poor battery life. But again, it will vary from launcher to launcher and what settings you enable/disable in the launcher. I have been ...


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Yes launchers are safe. But not all. Recently my Kaspersky detected trojan in CLauncher. Personally I am in love with Nova, light and flawless. Even it supported by almost all IConPacks too.BTW, Nexus 5 has already overhauled KK launcher . So , I dont think you need any launcher. But if you are willing to install one, I would suggest either EZLauncher or ...


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You can use launcher in your phone,no problem with that. Before installing the check its permissions and you also need to trust that application. There are many good launchers in play store like google now,apex,nova..etc You want to know that running 2 or more launchers can also heat up your phones ram,sometimes causes hanging .Nexus 5 has a good native ...


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In short, yes, most launchers are not harmful. They are just a skin to your phone and does not clear any of your personal data when you uninstall it. I recommend you look at Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, Solo Launcher, or any other popular launcher. Good luck with your new Nexus!


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As with any app: look at the permissions it requests and think about whether the app legitimately needs those permissions. There's nothing inherently unsafe about using a custom launcher, but if it requests permissions that shouldn't be needed just to display a home screen, it may have hidden malicious functionality. (Or it may use them for legitimate ...


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Some of the below is speculation, or given to me by sources I can't cite so take it as is. Some (many) of the OEMs (manufacturers) like LG and Samsung embed their propitiatory widgets within their own launcher. This (allegedly) is down to them not wanting you to emulate their own look and feel in someone else's launcher. Samsung, beside Android, have ...



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