Android Launcher Apps add diversity to Android user experience. A simple download of a launcher app can allow you customize your device, by adding more theme options, changing the way your home screen looks or performs. But what are some of the best Android launcher apps that will offer you the most useful set of features:

Buzz Launcher

Complemented with different types of theming, Buzz Launcher is popular in the Android launcher apps community. Buzz Launcher uses a Homepacks feature that lets you add theme or customize your home screen or change it entirely. Although this application is a bit complex, it includes over 800,000 configured theme downloads to choose from.

CM Launcher

CM Launcher applies only a small measure of the system’s resources and is centered on the creation of smallest imaginable footprint. At only 2MB, this launcher is fast, stable and light. This app is integrated with CM Security thus comes with its own in-built anti-virus. There is also a feature that anticipates the apps you need depending on the time of day or your location.

Google Now Launcher

Google Now Launcher is a favorite launcher for most Google and Android users. Stocked with Google Now, this launcher features “Okay, Google” integration, simplified theming options and much more. This slim but fast app is not really customizable but uses minimal system resources. Google Now Launcher is the default launcher in Nexus devices.

Launcher 8

Launcher 8 is has an outstanding look that is unique to an Android. This launcher make your device look more like a Windows Phone than Android. It allows you to customize your phone’s style of widgets into Windows Phone live tiles and offer you the virtual experience featured on a Windows Phone except on an Android. It is also equipped with a handful of other useful functions that make a solid choice as an Android launcher.

Solo Launcher

Solo Launcher is defined as a do-it-yourself launcher app option for those who prefer more control. It is built on the latest Material Design 2.0 which gives you updated choice designs. With an index of wide customization options, you have total control of how you want this launcher to appear or perform. It includes theming options, weather and clock widgets, gesture controls and so much more.

Themer Launcher

Themer is a launcher that allows you to customize everything you can. Similar to the Buzz Launcher, with this launcher you can download a theme that changes everything on your home screen. Each theme can be customized individually which gives you a number of theme combinations to apply. Apart from Themer being completely free, their long list of themes are also made available at no cost. This powerful launcher is packed with icon support, and is built with a Zooper Widget.What other free Android launcher apps do you know of? Let us know in the comments section. 

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
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Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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