Tag Archive: Launcher


Microsoft Launcher beta picks up new family feature, Edge improvements

Microsoft Launcher continues its focus on family features with the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher is shipping out another new set of features for beta testers to check out on Android. And like other recent updates to the launcher, this one focuses on a new family feature and some smaller tweaks here and there.

One of the biggest pieces of this update is the ability for parents to now choose which kids to show or hide on  [Read More…]

Evie Launcher’s update positions it as a perfect replacement to Google Now Launcher

Evie Launcher has finally given its users its most-requested feature.

One of the best launchers on the market has seen a surge of new users in the wake of Google Now Launcher’s death — almost a million new users in just the last month — and it’s not hard to see why. Evie Launcher is quick as a whip, offers just enough customization without overwhelming inexperienced Android users, and is 100% free. The launcher has been quiet  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v37 adds powerful ‘desktop shortcuts’ and Android P UI

Formatting for the Pixel Launcher’s layout is also enabled by default.

The v37 update for Action Launcher is making its way to the Play Store right now, and as always, developer Chris Lacy has a handful of new features for us to geek out over.

The biggest change this time around is something called “desktop shortcuts.” When enabled, you can hold down on any blank part of your home screen to bring up desktop shortcuts and  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Launcher will soon let you manually toggle its dark/light theme

The feature will be added in a “future Android build.”

Google’s Pixel Launcher is one of the best Android launchers around, and with the launch of the Pixel 2 last year, it introduced a feature that enabled a dark theme when applying certain wallpapers. Now, Google’s going to give you manual control for toggling it.

Spotted by the fine folks at Android Police, a Googler recently responded to a thread on the Google Issue Tracker from a  [Read More…]

Sony says it’s stopping development of its Xperia Home launcher

Only bug fixes will be added from here on out.

Most Android OEMs outfit their phones with their own skin on top of Android, and with that, a custom launcher. Sony’s phones have long come with the Xperia Home launcher, and following the latest update that landed on June 11, development for it will be ending.

As noted by moderator Erika Prymus for the Xperia Home Open Beta on Google+:

A business decision has been taken that  [Read More…]

Lawnchair Launcher gets official v1.0 release, v2.0 beta coming soon

One of the most popular Pixel Launcher launchers is growing up.

Google’s Pixel Launcher offers one of the best Android experiences around, and since the original Pixel debuted in 2017, there’s been a heap of developers trying to recreate that home-screen experience for other, non-Google handsets. One of the most popular, Lawnchair Launcher, is now exiting its beta and has an official v1.0 release on the Play Store.

Lawnchair’s been in beta since mid-October, and after lots  [Read More…]

Smart Launcher 5 review: An amazing balance of customization and simplicity

Smart Launcher has blossomed this spring into a launcher that can fill a lot of different niches.

Smart Launcher has been around for years, known for its iconic Flower home screen and categorically-sorted app drawer. It’s long been a stable — if a little bit boring — launcher, but if you haven’t given it a look since it upgraded to Smart Launcher 5 back in March, stop what you’re doing and go download it. Whether you’re interested  [Read More…]

What Android launcher are you using in May 2018?

Third-party launchers are alive and well.

Ever since its inception, one of the biggest draws to Android has been its openness to user customization. No Android home screen looks identical to someone else’s, and one of the best ways to make your phone truly your own is through launchers.

Android launchers have been around for years, and while the default ones from Google, Samsung, and LG are continually getting better and better, there are still times where  [Read More…]

Download the Android P launcher on your smartphone today!

The Android P launcher is now available after the latest beta software was released during the Google I/O 2018 keynote. This is compatible with any device running Android Oreo.

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Google Now Launcher is gone, here are some of the best replacements

After being retired back in 2017, Google Now Launcher is now being listed as being incompatible with many different devices. We take a look at a few of the replacement launchers that you can use.

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