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Discussion in 'Google TV Apps' started by xlightwaverx, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. xlightwaverx

    xlightwaverx New Member

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    I am trying to find the best Home Screen / Launcher Alternative App for the Google TV.

    The com.google.tv.launcher (Typical Home/Launcher) appears to be utilizing 15.84Mb of RAM (no widgets/no wallpaper) that continuously runs in the background. It seems to me when you find yourself running a large amount of applications for whatever reason, the home screen gets bogged down and unresponsive when you call for it.

    I have found some other Home Screen Alternatives that work well with the Google TV, but more importantly, I would like to find ones that work better than the original.

    I am using one called Zeam Launcher, which is essentially a typical multi-screen Launcher, but it uses a very limited about of RAM and does not stay running in the background when an app is launched (least from what I can find.) Whenever I call it (using Home Button) while my system is bogging it seems to be fairly responsive still.

    You can find it on XDA. (Would post link but apparently I am not talking enough on this forum yet.)

    Has anyone found any other alternatives?

    Thanks,

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    Hi

    I use the free version of Launcher Pro.

    I'm wondering could your problem w/the homepage be due to low Bandwidth. I'd do a few speed tests to make sure. As for an alternative homepage, I doubt that's possible. You will always have the default homepage running. So adding another homepage may defeat your purpose.

    I use Launcher Pro in conjunction w/the default homepage.

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    I do have low bandwidth issues (2-3Mbit/Sec) but how can you relate them to the source of the lag in terms of a Launcher App?

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    Hi

    It's not the launcher App I'm relating your Bandwidth speed to. It is your initial complaint that the homepage is bogging ya down. Revue's homepage is so stripped down, I didn't believe I was on it the first time I fired it up.. Compared to other set top boxes, you really can't take much more away.

    Hence, I suggested you do some speed tests...

    Hmm...It actually wouldn't be a bad idea for there to be a Speed test on this site. Folks needing help with GTV could post there speed to ensure their problem doesn't originate there.

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    Hi

    If I've misunderstood you, and the problem is not w/the homepage but with a launcher app, then the same could still apply. I try to start w/the simplest troubleshooting steps first. If your speed is not adequate, it has everything to do with how the Revue performs.

    I recently had a glitch w/my broadband where it fell under 1 MB. The homepage took forever to load and the Launcher Pro App went into hiding. I was getting the Force Close error msg for Chrome after viewing 3 posts. And the browser was also not responding often when I clicked on links.

    And forget about Netflix and playing most media content.

    I pulled the plug on the Modem for 30 seconds and all returned to normal.

    Check w/your Broadband provider and see if you can upgrade.

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