Nokia ZlauncherThe awesome Android home launcher from Nokia, Z Launcher has received its second major update. This update brings performance improvements across the board, design enhancements, new animations, improved contact and web search results and much more. In case you are not prompted for the update, you can check for update manually from the Z Launcher settings. Check the full changelog below,


Today we are releasing our second significant update to Z Launcher. Over the last month, we’ve been doing a lot of “behind-the-scenes” work to make Z Launcher faster and more robust, and to set the stage for adding exciting new features more easily in the future. Here is what you can look forward to in the latest version of Z Launcher:

  • Performance improvements
    • Speed improvements across the board!
    • Faster startup
    • Faster loading of apps, contacts, and websites on the homescreen
    • Faster first-run performance, especially on lower-end devices
  • Design enhancements
  • New animations
    • Going to homescreen, launching apps (we are still working on these, please let us know what you think in feedback)
  • Improved contacts search and listing in Z Launcher, more consistency in preserving your preferences across Z Launcher updates
  • Improved web search results
  • Improvements to “Call…” and “Text…” actions
    • Collapsing contacts so one person won’t take up two spots on your Home screen (so you won’t see “Call John” and “Text John” at the same time)
    • More reliable creation of “Call” and “Text” for the people you connect with the most
  • Reducing accidental app launch if you scribble too quickly
  • And many more bug fixes to improve the reliability of Z Launcher

In case, you also want to join the pool of testers in future, you can try your luck by going to this page or by being in touch with them on Twitter .