A great list of Ubuntu Launchers for Android phones which will give you a taste of Ubuntu on Android
Canonical, the team behind development of Ubuntu for android recently launched Ubuntu developer preview firmware for flashing on android Phone / Tablet devices. The list of compatible devices includes the Galaxy Nexus – Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 – Nexus 10. Until next year when a final version for Ubuntu Phone is expected, let´s charge the latest trend and take a look at the best Ubuntu launcher for Android based on Ubuntu for Android.
GloveBox released few months ago when it was still in it´s early stage and since then there have been a lot of changes. It is probably the best imitation of the Ubuntu Unity side-bar launcher and also a great way to appreciate multitasking on Android. On top of that it also offers a great deal of options and its very fast and smooth.
From Developer: Glovebox brings to android the best way of multi tasking.
Swipe without lifting the finger to select an application to open.
- Apps/Shortcuts/Widgets on side bar.
- Reorder apps.
- Personalize side bar.
Another side-bar launcher that would make you proud of owning an Android device. It not only looks very good but also provides many customization features which really turn your device into something unique. Though not as fast as the one before, it’s still very pleasing in terms of smoothness.
From Developer: Liked Ubuntu Phone? Have you seen Ubuntu Phone Edge Launcher?
Now test Ubuntu Apps switch Launcher on your Android phone even before Ubuntu launch
Here it is Unity Launcher. A true MultiTasker’s Launcher. First of its kind for Android
Ubuntu Live Wallpaper Beta
Ubuntu Live Wallpaper Beta is another option you may consider which has matured greatly since its initial launch. The live Wallpaper takes only a small quantity of RAM and does not affect fluidity of the device. And that while looking great and also work wonders with the other apps before it.
From Developer: Are you a fan of Ubuntu? Waiting for Ubuntu Phone? So do we!
If you can wait no more, we have small substitute for your android phone! You can enjoy a live wallpaper that is similar to Ubuntu Phone ‘Welcome Screen’ from Canonical.
Pure fan project! From fans for fans!
Ubuntu Launcher (Beta)
By the time it will reach a stable version this app will offer a complete Ubuntu Phone experience. The developers are working really hard to make sure everything will be just as the original version and not forgetting about the customization features every custom launcher should offer. Get it for free.
From Developer: Do you also love Ubuntu as much as I do? Does it seem awesome to you to be able to have the Unity desktop as your Android launcher? No? Ok, bye bye. In that case, this isn’t for you.
This work in progress will allow you to have the Unity desktop running as your Android home/launcher screen.
Available in both Pro and Lite versions, this is another great port of the Ubuntu on android Phone with option for launching apps from any screen. It offers way to integrate your apps and its fast and fluid. There is also great animations when launching an app and many customization options to express your style.
It’s fast, functional, fluid, and customizable to your liking. Populate the sidebar with your favorite apps, and simply swipe in from the edge of the screen to gain instant access to the apps you use most. Simple – yet elegant.
- Fast, fluid, and immersive animations are integrated within Sidebar that keep it as quick as possible, yet help to add a dash of elegance to its presence.