There is no shortage of home screen replacements in the Google Play Store, ranging from community favorites such as Apex and Nova, to offerings from big companies such as Facebook Home. Mozilla wants to be the next big name to enter the launcher replacement arena, though, as they have announced Firefox Launcher.
Firefox Launcher for Android makes it easy to discover the content you want in any moment and is optimized for the way you use your phone. The app integrates the contextual adaptive app search from EverythingMe with the Firefox for Android Web browser to offer users a personalized and customizable Web experience that is fun and intuitive.
So what is EverythingMe? It’s a contextual home screen that’s supposed to be able to figure out who you need, what you need, and when you need it. The app learns your habits over time, and will bring up the information, contacts and apps you’re most likely to use.
It’ll display weather and news in the morning, show you interesting restaurants near your location around lunch time, and deliver the train schedule on your way home from work. It doesn’t sound all that different from what Google attempts to bring us with Google Now.
EverythingMe also touts a powerful search engine that will search your contacts, apps and more using the same address bar. Again, nothing revolutionary on its own merit, but pretty neat regardless. It’s a very clean launcher that doesn’t try to do too much, and that is exactly what between 1 million and 5 million people who downloaded it in the Google Play Store were looking for.
Firefox Launcher still seems to be in the early stages, as they have mentioned that they have yet to hit beta and won’t be sharing any more information until then. All we have to go on is this one lone screenshot, but considering it’s based on EverythingMe you can get a more direct taste of what’s to come by giving that launcher a go for free in the Google Play Store.