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GO Launcher EX, GO Locker, GO SMS Show Rapid U.S., International Growth
BEIJING, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GO Launcher (http://www.goforandroid.com), a world leader in the Android app eco-system, today announced that three of its products – GO Launcher EX, GO Locker, and GO SMS – each has more than 50 million downloads on Google Play.
Based on public data available on Google Play, there are only about 30 Android apps that have reached the 50 million-download threshold, including Instagram, Evernote and Chrome.
GO Launcher EX is the flagship product released by GO Launcher in 2010. It has been installed and activated on more than 210 million Android smartphones worldwide to date, half through Google Play and half through third-party distribution channels more popular in China. With an interface and user experience that rivals iPhone, GO Launcher EX gives mobile phone users the ability to customize their home screen with more than 10,000 themes and manage their phone efficiently without compromising navigation speed. Users of GO Launcher EX can find themes that provide the functionality, enhanced performance and extensive personalization that they require, including matching their mood, culture and imagination. GO Launcher EX is rated 4.5 out of 5 with 1.47 million reviews on Google Play.
GO Locker upgrades stock Android lock screen functionality, and can replace lock screen images and allow users to open frequently used apps, such as SMS or music player, directly from the locked screen with just one touch. GO Locker is rated 4.4 out of 5 with 288,000 reviews on Google Play.
GO SMS allows users to customize chat screens with more than 200 themes and more than 800 emoticons. Key features include free short messaging service and multimedia messaging service, auto-reply, and cloud backup. Overall it is designed to be faster, safer and easier to use than regular SMS products.
Though founded in China, GO Launcher is a global business with 70 percent of its users coming from international markets, with the United States representing the company's fastest growing market, second only to China. The company established a San Francisco office in 2012 as a sign of its commitment to the United States. So far GO Launcher has formed partnerships with Getjar, Quixey and Google. GO Launcher EX received the Business Partner Excellency Award by Google in 2013. To date, Google has only given this award to five companies in China.
The company that developed GO Launcher was founded by Deng Yuqiang and Zhang Xiangdong who are now CEO and President in the company, respectively. Deng and Zhang have been featured in Forbes China as pioneers in China's mobile internet.
About GO Launcher
GO Launcher helps people discover, personalize, and experience content, apps, and services on their mobile phones. GO series apps are available to Android users in over 200 countries and regions in more than 30 languages. Apps are available as preloads with carriers and handset manufacturers, and are available for download from Google Play, Amazon AppStore and other app stores around the world. For more information, visit http://www.goforandroid.com.
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