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  Reply # 1073344 24-Jun-2014 12:17
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Was about to post something too, but good luck beating you to the punch ;)

Yahoo Releases Aviate Homescreen For Android To Organize Your Life

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/23/yahoo-releases-aviate-homescreen-for-android-to-organize-your-life 

Looks like a good idea, but I don't see much of a benefit over Google Now

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  Reply # 1073379 24-Jun-2014 12:44
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no relation to Aviato from Silicon Valley?



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  Reply # 1073437 24-Jun-2014 14:00
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wasabi2k: no relation to Aviato from Silicon Valley?




Has that look and feel about it.  I tried a beta some months ago and removed it after a day or two.    I don't need to be that organized by my cell phone..




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  Reply # 1073803 24-Jun-2014 23:52
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I've tried this, sounds good on paper but in practice it just doesn't really work.

Yahoo will have to try harder

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  Reply # 1073904 25-Jun-2014 08:26
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Uninstalled it already


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  Reply # 1074068 25-Jun-2014 11:36
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insane: I've tried this, sounds good on paper but in practice it just doesn't really work.

Yahoo will have to try harder


Agree. Was not intuitive at all and the set up was a joke

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  Reply # 1074538 25-Jun-2014 20:36
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I tried using it after a colleague really talked it up.  I found it quite... busy.  I prefer the uncluttered look of Blinkfeed.

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  Reply # 1074604 25-Jun-2014 21:41
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I am trialing it since yesterday. It's not a bad launcher. Wondered compared to sense 6 and blinkfeed, what's the battery consumption like? It seems to register as a third most battery hungry app on app sucker. Not sure what blinkfeed would declare itself...

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  Reply # 1074627 25-Jun-2014 21:55
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For example does the HTC stock launcher battery stops being used and wouldn't double up the battery use?

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  Reply # 1074636 25-Jun-2014 22:06
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Insanekiwi: For example does the HTC stock launcher battery stops being used and wouldn't double up the battery use?


It should as all Android apps run at the same level, ie Sense isn't part of the Android OS so if not in use it shouldn't use any battery.

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  Reply # 1074714 25-Jun-2014 23:18
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I trialled it last year, didn't really work too well for me. Did not realise it actually was by Yahoo!.




 

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  Reply # 1074715 25-Jun-2014 23:27
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Insanekiwi: For example does the HTC stock launcher battery stops being used and wouldn't double up the battery use?


It should as all Android apps run at the same level, ie Sense isn't part of the Android OS so if not in use it shouldn't use any battery.


thanks insane buddy!

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  Reply # 1074716 25-Jun-2014 23:28
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I have to say I kinda like it.





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