Tag Archive: action


Action Launcher v33 adds impressive ‘AdaptiveZoom’ app animations

AdaptiveZoom might be our new favorite app opening animation of all time.

Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite third-party Android launchers, and one of the reasons for this is that developer Chris Lacey relentlessly adds new features and settings for us to spend endless hours playing with. The latest v33 update for Action Launcher keeps this trend going, and the big feature this time around is something called “AdaptiveZoom.”

AdaptiveZoom is a  [Read More…]

Double Dragon Trilogy delivers on action and nostalgia

Relive all the glory of the early Double Dragon games on Android!

If you ask me, Double Dragon is the definitive arcade beat ’em up game from the late 80s era of gaming. It’s such an iconic franchise that kicked all sorts of ass back in the arcades and on the NES.

Play Double Dragon Trilogy for FreeGAMESTASH

Porting classic games like Double Dragon to mobile should be a straightforward affair, but as we all  [Read More…]

Action Launcher turns 5 and gives us all a present

Happy Birthday to us all!

Action Launcher is one of the best launchers on Android today, and the Swiss Army home screen launcher now has something big to celebrate: its fifth anniversary. On December 8th, 2012, Action Launcher was published, and five years later, it’s come a long way and picked up quite a few fans along the journey.

Five years is a big milestone for an Android app, and Chris Lacy has a hell of a  [Read More…]

Rider: Get ready for some flipping, hard-to-control action (Review)

The Google Play Store has games for any kind of gamer. Do you like lenghty games with a lot of content and a big storyline? There’s a huge amount of Final Fantasy games you can try, for example. Are you into car racing? RPGs? Tower defense? Shooters? There’s a vast list of games at your […]

Action Launcher and Nova Launcher take different approaches to Adaptive Icons

Google’s Adaptive Icons has popular launcher developers solving problems in innovative ways.

With their most recent versions, popular third-party launchers Action Launcher and Nova Launcher are approaching the implementation of Google’s Adaptive Icons in different ways.

Nova Launcher’s latest beta offers users the opportunity to dynamically reshape existing icons, which doesn’t always work out but looks great a lot of the time. The upside? No custom icon pack necessary.

Action Launcher’s latest version does the  [Read More…]

Get this sweet action camera with mounts for only $69.99

Action cameras are simply amazing. We’re able to capture the most intense and amazing things with great ease and in brilliant 4K thanks to portable and rugged action cameras from popular brands like GoPro. But so frequently those cameras are quite expensive. Maybe you’re interested in investing in one, but don’t want to break your monthly budget.

Whether you want to record some epic stunts, action sports, or just shoot some cool footage, the XtremePro 4K Ultra HD Action Cam  [Read More…]

Action Launcher Quickthemes: One touch customization for your Android phone

Quick themes are good, and Action Launcher’s Quicktheme gets quick themes themed quickly.

Action Launcher has garnered a fair bit of praise from us at Android Central. Some love Quickdrawer and being able to ditch the traditional app drawer. Some love the Covers and Shades, which free up space and get us into apps faster. But as a themer, Action Launcher’s got a great trick that can make your home screen feel completely new with one easy  [Read More…]

Action Launcher beta now works with Android Oreo’s Adaptive Icons

Our favorite third-party launcher is getting a nice, delicious Oreo boost with its new beta.

Action Launcher v28, which is currently on its second beta as I write this, now officially supports Android Oreo’s Adaptive Icons feature, which has eluded third-party launchers until now.

Adaptive Icons are a new feature in Android 8.0 that allow app developers to create home screen icons of various shapes to suit manufacturer preferences and, in the case of themers,  [Read More…]

XtremePro 4K Ultra HD Action Cam with Mounts, just $69.99 (Deal of the Day)

Have you ever considered picking up a 4K camera to take with you on kayak trips, hikes, bike rides, and other activities? If you’re not careful, you could spend hundreds of dollars before you know it. Our Deal of the Day is the XtremePro 4K Ultra HD Action Cam, an affordable alternative to the likes of […]

Action Launcher 27 brings more color and transparency options to your Android home screen

Action Launcher keeps adding more features so users can fine tune their home screen.

Action Launcher has been a fan favorite launcher for years now, partly due to developer Chris Lacy consistently adding new features. Action Launcher 27 is out now, and here are some highlights of the new features:

The App Shortcuts and Notification Dots can now be colored to match either the wallpaper or the icon itself. Action Launcher’s custom search bar widget  [Read More…]