Tag Archive: adaptive


Qualcomm’s AptX Adaptive codec aims to make Bluetooth headphones not suck

The algorithm can adapt to your environment and kind of audio you’re listening to.

Qualcomm’s been on a mission to make Bluetooth headphones not so terrible with its AptX audio codec, and at IFA 2018, the company announced the next generation of this — AptX Adaptive.

As convenient as wireless headphones are, the Bluetooth connection they rely on isn’t always the best. Sometimes your audio will cut out, certain environments cause for a lot of interference, and  [Read More…]

How to disable Adaptive Brightness in Android P

Here’s how you can have full control over your phone’s display.

The brightness of your screen is perhaps one of the most important settings on your phone. If it’s too bright, you have to frantically look for the slider to crank things down. If it’s too dim, outdoor visibility can be impossible.

Android P tries to make all of these adjustments for you with Adaptive Brightness, and unlike similar features we’ve seen in previous phones/Android versions, this  [Read More…]

Android P features we love: Adaptive Battery support

Google taps into Artificial Intelligence to learn when to shut down apps and save your battery.

Artificial Intelligence is something you’ll hear a lot of talk about, but much of that talk can be a little confusing. That doesn’t mean that AI can’t be used to do simple things that have a real benefit to the way you use our connected things and Android P’s Adaptive Battery is one of them.

It’s one of the least spectacular  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v34 adds new animations and improved adaptive icon support

The v34 update has a new folder animation, better adaptive icon support, and more.

A little less than a month ago, Action Launcher v33 was released with a highlight feature called “AdaptiveZoom.” AdaptiveZoom is a new app-opening animation that gradually fills your phone’s screen with the background color of each app icon, and with v34, there’s a new zoom animation that perfectly compliments it.

The new zoom animation features the same gradual zoom of AdaptiveZoom  [Read More…]

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…]

How to get Android Oreo adaptive icons on any Android device

Android, as we all know has a ton of customization options like changing the theme of your system, keeping individual wallpapers for the home screen and the lock screen, and even changing the entire launcher. While users also have the option to customize how the icons of their apps look, this feature had always been […]

Adaptive Icons make the jump to Nova Launcher in its latest beta update

Adaptive icons require two things: apps that submit them and launchers that can display them.

Adaptive Icons, Android Oreo’s answer to both chaotic app drawers and ugly icon masks, is still brand-spanking new, and if you want to use it, the supported launchers you have to choose from are pretty slim. Thankfully, the latest Nova Launcher beta update, you’ve got one more option.

Nova Launcher’s 5.5-beta release is bringing Adaptive Icons to Oreo users, and to  [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…]

What are Adaptive Icons and why do I want them?

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Android is an open system, and it’s a diverse system, especially when it comes to its apps and their icons. Some icons are lifted straight from the iOS versions of the same app. Some icons have unique and fun shapes. Some icons are completely flat, while others have deep drop shadows. Your app drawer on Android can look like a bit of a design style  [Read More…]

Grab Samsung’s 2A adaptive fast car charger for just $16 today!

Whether you are in the car for a few minutes or hours a day, you need a charger that will quickly charge your phone in it, and Samsung’s adaptive fast charger is a great option. The charger will help get you the most charge regardless of commute time, and right now you can pick one up for just $ 16.