Nokia had surprised everyone by creating an Android app, basically an Android launcher app for its Android based smartphones. This launcher was named as Z Launcher. It immediately gained popularity because of its awesome design and interface. Now Nokia has officially announced that Z Launcher will be available for download from the Google Play Store. This announcement came along with the announcement of Nokia N1 tablet and you can now download the Z Launcher beta from the store.
Earlier this launcher was available to only a selected few for testing through their website but the announcement came as a surprise at the Slush 2014 event along with the Nokia N1 tablet. As the response to the application was awesome, the company has now decided to enter an open-beta stage so that most of the people can download the app and test it. There is no signup required now as you can just go to Google Play Store and search for the app.
Nokia Z Launcher – Features:
If you are planning to buy Nokia’s N1 tablet, which is going to hit the stores by February next year, then the launcher app will come built-in in the tablet. With awesome features and an amazing interface, it has become one of the most popular launcher apps for Android.
One of the best and the most unique feature of Z Launcher is the “Scribble” feature. This feature basically allows you to draw letters anywhere on the screen or any app and the launcher will give you all the apps’ list starting with that letter.
Z launcher won’t replace your device’s home screen with apps but instead it will see the patterns for your work, the apps you use on daily basis or the people you call regularly and accordingly it will work according to your needs. This is one awesome feature if you ask me.
The other features of the Z Launcher app are that the app is a lot faster compared to its contemporaries, prediction feature has been improved giving you the exact data that you are looking for and the Scribble feature with improved prediction and response time.
Unfortunately the launcher app is not available in my country as of yet so I wasn’t able to write a full review of the application. However if it is available in your country then don’t think twice when downloading the app.
Since I wasn’t able to use the launcher application, you can view some of the images of Z launcher app in action on Engadget’s media library. Go check it out now!
While the official website states that only Nexus 5 and Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 are compatible smartphones, you can still use the launcher app on any device with Android 4.1 to Android 4.4. Tablet devices are not supported as of now. If the application is available in your country and your device is supported then you can download the app by going to their official website.
You can even download the Nokia Z Launcher application directly on your smartphone by visiting the Google Play Store in your device and doing a quick search.
So download the Nokia Z Launcher app on your smartphone and do share your views on what you think about the latest Android launcher application.