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Review L Launcher - Lollipop Launcher
Android L inspired launcher
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 04 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Functions quickly, convenient interface, neat design, fully-featured free version
Full version is paid
Android L is the latest update for the Android operating system, and it comes with a brand new central user interface that follows Google's first steps into a more streamlined mobile experience. L Launcher for Android offers a small taste of what to expect from the latest update by replacing your main home screen with one that has been based on the Lollipop design.
Just like with the stock Android home screen, this launcher app will give you the ability to make a number of screens that can be swiped from. Each screen can be filled with apps, folders and widgets. Whilst you will need to find the majority of widgets from the Google Play store, this launcher does come with a few built in items, such as an active apps monitor and quick sound settings.
Swiping left will open up a quick menu that is filled with a few settings useful for saving power, such as switches for WiFi, mobile data, sound, brightness, and airplane mode. Underneath the data and sound profiles, there are a few basic apps, including a flashlight, the dialer, an alarm and a calculator. You can also add your favorite apps to this screen for quick access in the future.
Whilst the main design of this app has been based on the Android Lollipop experience, you can also adjust certain settings such as the sidebar size, the dock parameters and even transition effects for your app drawer and your home screens.
L Launcher can be downloaded and used for free, but there are certain limitations that can't be removed unless you buy the pro version, which costs $3.99. There are no adverts or in-app purchases in the free version.