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Company behind GO Launcher funded $20 million by Chinese software companies

0. phoneArena 14 Nov 2013, 09:02 posted on

Sungy Mobile, the developer behind one of the most successful apps in the Google Play Store - GO Launcher, was financed with $20 million by Kingsoft and Qihoo360, two of China's major security and antivirus software developers...

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 10:13 2

1. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


I was one of them. Switched to Nova about a year ago...not sure if Go Launcher has improved since then but I do like Nova

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:21 1

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Same boat, used to be crazy about everything Go Launcher/Go Locker had to offer, switched to Nova and couldn't be happier (:

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:24 1

7. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 826; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Same here :) Only thing I sometimes miss, are those nifty scroll effects in prime. But nova seems faster/smaller. And it irrated a lot you couldnt change icons manually in the drawer of Go Launcher.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:44 1

3. Cyberchum (Posts: 269; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Nova this, nova that. I'm yet to see how it's better than Apex or Holo launchers. If anything, I prefer Holo to them all mainly because Go and Next are memory hog.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:12 1

4. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 936; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I like Nova and Apex. GEL is nice, but still prefer the first two. Haven't used Holo.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:24 1

6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I hear Apex is good, haven't seen Holo yet, but Nova is def good for a launcher we shouldn't brush it off to the side.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 21:59

5. Whateverman (Posts: 3200; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I think Go Launcher is the best home replacement on Android, but Nova may take its place on my phone. Go is getting a little too annoying with all the constant reminders to update, and try new apps. I can understand them wanting us to try thier new stuff but give us a freakin break.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 22:15 1

8. steelew (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I like Nova better than APEX but only because I started using Nova after APEX and got used to it. I tried to go back to APEX but the icon spacing is different and I would have to rejigger my wallpaper (shelves) to make it look right. The only thing I miss in APEX is the ability to lock the icons on the home screen from the homescreen menu instead of going into Nova settings...but that's minor so I just hinted to Nova to include that feature.

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