Nokia, the team that hasn't been purchased by Microsoft, has just released an amazingly good Android launcher, which is now available for download to everyone that owns a smartphone powered by Google's mobile platform.Dubbed Z Launcher, this application has been especially created to make Android users' life easier while using their smartphones. You may wonder what features Z Launcher comes up with that would make it stand out from the plethora of other Android launchers already available for download via Google Play Store.
According to Brook Eaton, Lead Product Manager, “as soon as you install and start using Z Launcher, it starts learning what you use throughout the day and automatically surfaces whatever you’re most likely to need at the right moment.”
Moreover, the launcher includes a special feature called Scribble, which allows Android smartphone users to find just about anything in their phones in one second. How does it work and how is it possible to be so time efficient?
Pretty simple, as users will only need to draw the first letter of what they are looking for, right on their screen, and Z Launcher will bring the right application, contact or task in the front almost instantaneously.
If these innovative features offered by Z Launcher did not yet convince you to give it a try, then know the application gets better and better the more you use it. It can predict almost anything you ask it for, better and faster, the more you use it.
For the time being, developers are offering Z Launcher as a pre-beta version with a limited number of downloads for testing purposes. However, in the next few months, they promise to provide updates on new versions, features and availability.
Here is how Brook Eaton, Lead Product Manager explains how they come up with the idea of Z Launcher and why they though it's so much needed:
“At Nokia we’ve been thinking about ways to make smartphones easier to use, and there’s one problem we’ve thought about a lot: how to find stuff right when you need it. Today, people have an average of 48 apps on their phones, and that number is growing. When you add in contacts, web content, and tasks, it’s easy to see how tricky our devices have become to use.
Did you know every time you shuffle a deck of playing cards, you’re making history? With 52 cards to a deck, the number of possible combinations is so huge that your combination probably never existed before. Our phones are starting to feel this random too.”
If you own a smartphone powered by Android 4.1 or higher and wish to install Z Launcher you can check it out on developer's website or you can directly download the APK file.