Nokia introduces the Android flavored "Z Launcher"

Nokia introduces the Android flavored "Z Launcher"
On Thursday, Nokia introduced the Android powered "Z launcher." By writing out letters on the screen instead of typing on a keyboard, you get a list of apps and contacts that is dependent on where you are and what you are doing. On the top of the launcher is a clock and calendar and the usual Android dock is at bottom. In between is the list of apps, contacts and websites that appear after you draw a letter on the screen, using your finger.

Brook Eaton, the lead product manager of Nokia's emerging platforms group, said that the company saw a problem that people were having keeping organized, as more and more apps are downloaded and installed by device users. Instead of putting these apps in folders, Nokia decided to use the home screen for better organization.

The six apps or contacts that appear on the screen at any given time, are based on the time of day it is, your location, and the people you've been recently been talking to, according to your call history. Over time, the "Z Launcher" becomes more predictive. The launcher will be going through a beta test and will only work on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Nexus models. You can download a pre-beta release by clicking on the sourcelink.


source: ZLauncher via TheVerge, AndroidAuthority

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