Pre-beta Z Launcher gets second significant update

Z Launcher, which is a home screen alternative for Android-based devices, has announced that its just received its second major update. The launcher, currently in a limited pre-beta release, was created by the Nokia that wasn't sold off to Microsoft. With the new updates, you can see faster and more robust performance and some additional features.

Here are some of the features you can expect to see with the update:

  • Performance improvements
  • Design enhancements
  • New animations
  • Improved contacts search and listing in Z Launcher, more consistency in preserving your preferences across Z Launcher updates
  • Improved web search results
  • Improvements to "Call…" and "Text…" actions
  • Collapsing contacts so one person won't take up two spots on your Home screen (so you won't see "Call John" and "Text John" at the same time)
  • More reliable creation of "Call" and "Text" for the people you connect with the most
  • Reducing accidental app launch if you scribble too quickly
  • And many more bug fixes to improve the reliability of Z Launcher

Are you a Z Launcher pre-beta user? Let us know what you think of the experience after the update has been applied.

Source: Z Launcher

 

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Pre-beta Z Launcher gets major speed bump with latest update

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For being a beta this is a pretty slick product. I've gone back to the Google Now launcher a couple times but I keep coming back to Z Launcher. Hooray for updates!

you need to use xposed and two root blocking modules for it, than it works. but honestly its most confusing and not what i was hoping it would be.

I keep coming back to this launcher. It's very intuitive and I find myself clicking less for apps I use the most

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The "Nokia that wasn't sold off to Microsoft" IS NOKIA. What Microsoft bought (and fired) was ONE division of Nokia.

It would be high time to stop talking about Nokia as if the company had disappeared or something. Nokia is still a company, Nokia is working on a bunch of stuff for Android (be patient ;)) and Nokia has nothing to do with Microsoft (as can be proven by the horrible customer service that Microsoft is giving to people who have Nokia branded phones).

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Now that my rant is over, I'm glad to see these speed bumps. Brace yourselves, it's only going to get better to the point you'll be wishing for Nokia to turn it into an Android skin for a 2016 Nokia phone ;)

Go back to your previous launcher, arrange the dock as you see fit, relaunch ZLauncher and your dock will reflect the new layout. I'm sure re-arranging within ZLauncher will come.