Jon Jones
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What's the best Android launcher for tablets?

Hi all! I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and I've yet to find a good Android launcher that works well on a tablet of that size that's also landscape orientation by default. I didn't care for Samsung's TouchWiz, and I'm currently using Smart Launcher Pro 3, but that's better-suited for phones. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
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    Nova Launcher
    Seth Cottle
    Seth CottleProduct Designer at The Capital One Lab · Written
    I personally haven't used a launcher replacement since I threw Nova Launcher on old Sony Xperia tablet I had back in 2012/2013. It seems to really stay on the upbeat with new features and bringing in some of the great things we're starting to see from Google's Pixel Launcher (at least they are on their Beta channel of the application). It seems to have some great baked in functionality for tablets and I'm constantly seeing rave reviews on TeslaCoil's commitment to the launcher.
    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava MandigaWriter. Learner. Marketer. · Written
    Nova Launcher is one of the most customizable launchers for Android, and it works well on any decide.
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    Action Launcher 3
    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava MandigaWriter. Learner. Marketer. · Written
    Best known for its QuickDrawer (a side-sliding list of apps) that made launching apps super easy, Action Launcher has some unique features like Covers, Shutters and more that make it a must try. It works great on both phones and tablets.
  3. 1
    Nokia Z Launcher

    Android launcher developed by the Nokia team MS didn't buy

    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava MandigaWriter. Learner. Marketer. · Written
    Made by Nokia, this works on every Android device. It's super fast, has some neat gesture features and works well on landscape mode.
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    Smart Launcher

    The non-ordinary launcher

    I've tried a couple of launchers like the Nova Launcher and the Microsoft Launcher. I've really only liked using Smart Launcher on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Pros: -Customizable -Quick smooth animations that aren't over the top -Gestures -Clean home screen -Categorize and group apps -I've found that there wasn't as much battery drain as other launchers Cons: -If you are into a radical look or crazy animations, you might not find what you are looking for -I personally liked Smart Launcher 3 over the newer Smart Launcher 5
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    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Minal kewat
    Minal kewatiOS App Developer · Written
    Google Now Launcher the bit of software that welcomes you onto the phone, is in charge of the home screen, and does the behind-the-scenes launching of any apps. It's in charge of the layout of arguably the most important and frequently seen bits of the operating system, and as such is quite important.