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 … 

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Digital Inspiration gets its numbers by screen-scraping data from both Google Web Search and the Google Play store, making them available for download in Excel format for anyone who wants to perform their own analysis.

While both Samsung and HTC offer stock Android versions of their flagship handsets, the default models still ship with overlays.

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