Nokia Z Launcher hits Android, aims to predict the apps that you'll need throughout the dayAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Not quite feeling the Terrain Home home screen app that Samsung launched earlier this week? Perhaps Nokia’s new launcher will be more to your liking.
Nokia today introduced Z Launcher, its new Android launcher app. The goal of Z Launcher is to help you get to the app that you want more quickly. The more you use Z Launcher, the more it will learn about your habits and try to present you with the apps that it thinks that you’ll want at a certain time of day.
Z Launcher also includes a feature called Scribble that allows you to draw a letter on the screen with your finger and then jump directly to a list of apps and contacts that begin with that letter.
Z Launcher is currently available as a pre-beta download, and in order to check it out, you’ll need to sign up at the Z Launcher website. Nokia says that Z Launcher is compatible with “top selling phones” like the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5 running Android 4.1 or higher. Nokia says that it’s planning on adding more phones in the future. As for tablets, Nokia says that Z Launcher isn’t yet optimized for use on those large devices.
There’s already a multitude of launcher apps available to Android users, but Nokia’s Z Launcher still looks pretty interesting. It’s got a fairly minimal look, and the Scribble feature sounds handy for jumping to an app that it hasn’t already recommended to you.
What do you think of the Nokia Z Launcher so far? If you’re invited to download the pre-beta, be sure to share your first impressions with us!