Nokia reborn: Nokia’s new Android launcher is wonderfully simple and shockingly innovative
By Zach Epstein on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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It seems positively bizarre to type, especially since I have been covering the company for nearly a decade now, but Nokia is no longer a cell phone maker. Once the largest phone vendor on the planet by a staggering margin, Nokia sold its devices and services business to Microsoft and will now wear a number of new hats as it looks toward the future. One of those hats, as it turns out, is that of an Android developer — and the company’s first big software announcement is a shockingly impressive one.
Nokia on Thursday took the wraps off of Z Launcher, a truly novel home screen replacement for Android phones.Android launchers often get lost in trying to differentiate. They also sometimes attempt [From Nokia Z Launcher: Nokia Android launcher available for download | BGR]