GO Launcher Z

A launcher with a lot of included downloads

Go Launcher Z (formerly Go Launcher EX) is a home screen customization app that replaces your stock Android launcher. View full description

PROS

  • Good amount of options
  • Open apps using gestures
  • Some useful widgets

CONS

  • Pushes its own products
  • Slower performance than competitors

Not bad
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Go Launcher Z (formerly Go Launcher EX) is a home screen customization app that replaces your stock Android launcher.

What does Go Launcher Z do?

Like all Android launchers, Go Launcher Z essentially changes the look at feel of your home screen, as well as adding new functionality.

There are more than 10,000 personalized themes to choose from in Go Launcher Z, as well as lots of transition effects you can apply to get your home screen looking super slick. Go Launcher Z comes with several widgets such as weather, battery monitor, optimization, clock, calendar, etc.

Requires patience

Installing GO Launcher Z is easy, but the initial launch includes a lot of placeholders for the various widgets and tools that Go Launcher has developed. These widgets do not do anything except link to the Google Play store so you can download them.

If you want to customize GO Launcher Z, you'll be spending a lot of time initially removing all the associated apps that Go Launcher wants to you install.

That said, once it's all set up, GO Launcher Z gives you a smooth ride through your device's home screem. For instance, there's a panel that gives you instant access to frequently-used features, and you have the ability to launch apps using gestures.

Easier alternatives available

There are other launchers that don't include first-party in-app links, such as Nova Launcher or Apex, which are a less-intrusive option for users looking for a similar experience. As a launcher, GO Launcher Z works well, but includes too many 'ads' for its own apps.

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— User reviews — about GO Launcher Z

  • donaldmetzger

    by donaldmetzger

    "Garbage since they updated EX to Z, a phone killer!"

    After having to do a a factory reset after upgrading to Z from EX, everything was hunky dory. Another update came out t... More.

    reviewed on January 21, 2016

  • donaldmetzger

    by donaldmetzger

    "Horrible!"

    Terrible! Has rendered my phone unusable! How do I go back to the previous version? Galaxy S5 running KitKat, Android 4... More.

    reviewed on January 14, 2016

  • donaldmetzger

    by donaldmetzger

    "Horrible!"

    Terrible! Has rendered my phone unusable! How do I go back to the previous version? Galaxy S5 running KitKat, Android 4... More.

    reviewed on January 14, 2016

  • kiltz155

    by kiltz155

    "lack of stability n not wise for low memory phone and all the same in its t"

    No doubt of its feature,however this Go laucher theme are all the same in it s display it just differ on icon only...n c... More.

    reviewed on December 22, 2012