Tag Archive: Launcher


How to download Android One launcher with Google Feed on your phone

It’s basically the Pixel 2 launcher with the search bar at the top.

Android One phones like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto X4 are great for a lot of reasons, and one of the main highlights is the stock Android experience they ship with. If you own a non-Android One phone and want to spruce it up a bit, you can now download the launcher that ships with these phones for free.

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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.”

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HTC Edge Launcher can now be triggered from the lock screen

HTC’s making your squeezes more productive.

After launching Edge Sense on the U11, HTC followed this up with Edge Launcher on the U11+. Edge Launcher allows you to squeeze the sides of your U11 handset to get a calendar and array of apps, contacts, and quick settings right at your fingertips, and it’s a nice alternative to squeezing your phone for one particular application.

HTC recently updated its Edge Launcher app on the Play Store,  [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…]

Best leak yet of Pixel 2 XL’s front shows front-facing speakers, new launcher layout

Well this is a nice development.

Up until this point, we’ve been speculating about what the upcoming Google Pixel 2 XL‘s front looked like based on bits of information. Now, we have what looks like a solid leak showing off the entire front of the phone, courtesy of @evleaks.

…and without a case pic.twitter.com/4QrvyM9Hro

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 2, 2017

There are two intriguing aspects of this leak. First is the serious similarity in design  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 XL leaks in new photo showing redesigned launcher

We’re only about 24 hours away from the official unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL but that doesn’t mean the leaks stop coming. This time Evan Blass has taken to twitter to reveal a rendering that pretty much confirms what we already suspected about the device and shows off the Pixel 2 […]

How to sort the Galaxy Note 8 launcher app drawer alphabetically

Organizing your app drawer can be done alphabetically.

Keeping all of the apps you download onto your Galaxy Note 8 organized can be a daunting task. Between email, messaging services, social media, and more, there are always apps you need to find easily. Thankfully, Samsung has made this easier, by letting you sort all of the apps in your app drawer alphabetically in its default TouchWIZ launcher. We’ve got the details on how to do it below!

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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…]

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…]

Nova Launcher 5.4 is now available, adds Android Oreo support, Sesame Shortcuts

Nova Launcher has been the go-to app for lots of Android users who got bored with their phone or tired of its increasingly slow performance. Well, this week the popular launcher started rolling out the stable 5.4 version of the app. It’s available for download in the Google Play Store if you want, but first, […]