Android: One of the best ways to speed up your old or sluggish phone is to install a new home screen launcher. Free launcher Zeam is screaming fast, and even adds a few extra features to Android for good measure.
Zeam is a minimal home screen launcher that, first and foremost, speeds up your phone like nobody’s business. In fact, it’s the fastest launcher we’ve seen yet, even faster than previously recommended LauncherPro with the optimal memory settings. If you’re rocking a slightly older phone, I can’t recommend it enough.
It doesn’t add quite as many features as other launchers do, but it does have a few goodies. You have three home screen gestures (swipe up, swipe down and double tap) that you can use to perform specific actions, which is nice. You can also set the number of rows and columns that the home screen has, hide icon labels, and you have a nice scrollable dock at the bottom. You can also uninstall apps by long-holding them on the trash can icon. Former LauncherPro or ADW users may find it a bit minimal, what with its missing larger features like the ability to hide apps from the app drawer or apply system-wide themes, but you really can’t beat the speed on this launcher. Hit the QR code to check it out in the Market.
Zeam is a free download for Android devices. Thanks to everyone that told us about Zeam! There were a lot of you.