Android overlays ▪ September 2, 2013

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If manufacturers or carriers ever needed evidence that 9to5google is not alone in wishing they’d lay off the overlays, new figures suggest that overlay-killer Go Launcher EX is now the 6th most popular Android app. The app allows you to set your own customised homescreen to replace that set by the manufacturer or carrier …  expand full story

Android overlays ▪ April 22, 2013

Facebook Home, the Android front-end that claims to offer a people-centric rather app-centric approach, has hit half a million downloads in its first week, noted Benedict Evans (via TNW).

It’s an impressive number for an overlay that works only on a handful of handsets so far. However, we note that the poor reviews continue, with an average of 2.2 out of 5, and 1 star by far the most common vote. Based on the ratings, we suspect at least half of those downloads were people made curious by the hype and who removed it after a fairly brief play (like our own experience).

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