Tag Archive: Launcher


A bizarre Pixel Launcher bug is causing app icons to randomly disappear

The January security update will probably include a fix for the minor bug.

What you need to know An unusual bug with the December security update for Pixel phones is causing app icons to disappear randomly from the homescreen. While the app icons disappear randomly, the app name still remains visible. Even though the issue doesn’t appear to be widespread, a fix is expected to be included in the upcoming January security update.

Google rolled out its  [Read More…]

After so many years, MIUI will finally get an app launcher

It’s one of the most requested features for Xiaomi’s phones.

What you need to know Xiaomi is adding an app launcher to MIUI 11. Users will still have the option of using the ‘classic’ iOS-style app lists. MIUI 11 will be rolling out to various Xiaomi phones by the end of the year.

If you’ve ever read a review for a Xiaomi phone or bought one for yourself, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the ‘software shock’ that comes with  [Read More…]

Microsoft to remove Cortana from Microsoft Launcher on Android

What you need to know Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher is being removed. Users will not be able to set it as the default assistant on Android.

Microsoft Launcher users will soon no longer be able to access Cortana.

Users of Cortana have been spoiled for choice when it comes to accessing the digital assistant on Android. Today, you can do so via the dedicated Cortana app, or via integration through the Microsoft Launcher. But according to  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta now supports system theme settings

Microsoft Launcher beta now works with your Android device’s system theme.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher beta can now follow your system’s theme setting. Microsoft Launcher already had a dark theme, but it can now match your devices’ theme. Android devices need to run Android 9 or later to use the new feature.

Microsoft Launcher beta has a small update that makes it easier to use the app’s dark mode (via Neowin). The update brings  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher gets optimized local search results in new update

Local results are easier to access in Microsoft Launcher following a recent update.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher has been updated to version 5.8. The update brings an optimized search experience that makes local results easier to access. The update also allows you to add new apps to the home screen automatically.

Microsoft Launches has a new update available. The update brings the app to version 5.8, and it adds a few handy features (via  [Read More…]

Discord is being deeply integrated into the Game Launcher on Galaxy phones

It’s now easier than ever to use Discord on your Note 10.

What you need to know Samsung and Discord have announced a new partnership. Discord features are being integrated into the Game Launcher app on Galaxy phones. This includes being able to see your Discord friends’ gaming status, an option to join voice chats, and more.

Discord has gained massive popularity over the last couple of years as the go-to app for gaming-related chats, and now,  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta gets support for Intune managed devices

Microsoft Launcher beta version 5.8 adds new features for IT administrators and a bit of convenience for new app installs.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher beta version 5.8 is now available. The update gives IT administrators the ability to fully manage devices with Microsoft Intune. For phones on Android 8.0, Launcher will now automatically add icons to the home screen for new app installs.

A fresh update is now rolling out to the Microsoft Launcher  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher 5.7 rolls out with new Cortana conversation experience

Cortana is now a little more conversational in Microsoft Launcher.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher 5.7 is now rolling out for everyone. This update brings a new conversation experience for Cortana. It also move the feed tabs to the bottom for “easy access.”

Microsoft Launcher version 5.7 is now rolling out to everyone after a few weeks of beta testing. This update adds a couple of new notable features, including a more conversational Cortana experience  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 10 will have Discord chat built into its Game Launcher

Chat with your friends over Discord while you’re gaming on the move.

What you need to know Samsung Game Launcher is a system-level app that puts the Note 10 into a high-performance mode for gaming. Samsung and Discord have partnered to include Discord chat into the Game Launcher itself.

The Galaxy Note 10 may not be marketed as a “gaming phone” like the ASUS ROG phone series, but it certainly has the hardware for it. Amid features  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v42 fixes my biggest problem with it

The standard Material color palette has been added to Quicktheme, meaning live wallpaper users can use something beyond basic black and white.

I’m a live wallpaper user, and have been for over a year now, and once I made the jump to KLWP, Action Launcher slipped out of my regular rotation because when you’re using Action Launcher with a live wallpaper, your color options in Quicktheme were based on the live wallpaper’s icon if you’re lucky and  [Read More…]