Thursday 19 June 2014

Samsung-backed Terrain Home lands in Google Play

Android home-screen replacement apps are a hot property right now and everyone from Facebook to Yahoo is trying their luck by either launching or acquiring related apps. Now a new player has entered the fray in the form of Samsung Accelerator funded Terrain Home.

Available for free in Google Play, Terrain Home launcher is made of four main elements – sidebar, app launcher, search and home-screens, all of which play a key role in the functioning of Terrain.

Starting with Sidebar, which can be accessed by swiping left to right, it houses information or utility cards. These cards can range from quick settings panel, frequently contacted people, weather information, stocks, gallery previews, and news headline to recent apps. You can simple add a card to the sidebar and it will accessible to you with a simple swipe, much like Google Now in Google Now launcher.

Search is another important part of Terrain Home and lets users look through their contacts, apps, settings and even web content.  Home-screen and app launcher (can be accessed by swiping right to left) are pretty straight-forward and are offer similar functionality like most other home-scree replacement apps.

Terrain Home works on any device with Android 4.2 and above. It offered decent experience in our brief usage. If you like customising your phone’s home-screen, you should give it a try.

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