There is a single home screen. On the upper part, you may notice the time and date, next to which is a forthcoming appointment from your Google Calendar. Beneath this is a list of six applications, arranged in a manner right out high school – name first – with the app’s icon in front of it. Bang on the bottom is a row of five icons – four apps (I had HangOut, Camera, Gmail, and Chrome) with an icon to access other apps in the middle. Tap on the icon to access other apps and you get the apps arranged pretty much as you do on a Windows Phone device: alphabetically, one below the other, once again in that name-with-icon-in-front layout.
The home screen displays apps and actions based on your usage habit. for example, which apps or services you’re using at a certain time each day. The more you use it, the more things become personalized and the “smarter” the launcher becomes. If you’re looking for your list of apps, it’s under the menu button in the middle.
And that, guys, is it. In a world where launcher apps pride themselves on changing the entire look and feel of your phone, Z Launcher plays just two cards – app prediction and a scribble search. It is a simple formula, and delivers a speedy and uncluttered experience. No, it is not as shockingly innovative as some would have us believe, but it does put together some very handy features in one package that works smoothly
It does have some innovative elements and is speedy and simple enough, and those who worship at the altar of minimalism will doubtless sing its praises. As of now, however, I think it needs to do much more. And it just might – forget not that this is a beta.