Open Source Android Launchers in 2021

Lawnchair

A play on “launcher,” Lawnchair is another Pixelesque launcher. It has that familiar search bar at the bottom and Google Feed is available via Lawn Feed. Lawn Feed should really be named something more puntastic like Lawn Fertilizer. I’m assuming this is why they don’t ask me.

Sesame integrates nicely with Lawnchair. The Google search bar can be replaced by Sesame. From there, the options are endless. Pick from numerous search engines like DuckDuckGo, Yandex, or Baidu. For the sake of privacy, I recommend going with DuckDuckGo.

Lawnchair gives me what I realy crave: a black theme. Most newer smartphones have AMOLED screens that enjoy a small battery savings from true black themes. I despise “dark” themes though. Those 50 shades of grey themes. Yeah, I feel punished using them.

Unlike Hyperion, Lawnchair does not have a paid tier. There are no upgrades. Lawnchair is a solid full featured launcher with enough customization options that most users will be happy with it.

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