Tag Archive: Launcher

Here’s how to download the Android P Pixel Launcher

Android P’s first developer preview is here, and while there’s a lot that remains unknown, it’s still exciting times in the world of Android. The overall look of Android P seems to be mostly the same compared to Oreo, but one area that has seen a visual update is the Pixel Launcher.

In Android P, the Pixel Launcher now has an outline around the Google search bar and your dock that moves up as you swipe open your  [Read More…]

Evie Launcher review: Still simple, stylish, and steadily improving

In the vast world of third-party Android launchers, Evie Launcher cuts through the crowd with simple sophistication

The world of Android theming is beset with big, bold, bombastic launchers that throw everything but the kitchen sink into their features, bells, and whistles, but sometimes you don’t need all the pomp and pizzazz. Sometimes, you want a launcher that’s light, lithe, and luxurious. If you’re in the market for a launcher that’s as simple as it sophisticated, Evie  [Read More…]

How to set Cortana in Microsoft Launcher as your default Android voice assistant

Want to use the new Cortana in Launcher for Android all the time? Here is how to do it.

When it comes to Microsoft’s services on Android between Cortana – the Android app – and Cortana in Launcher for Android there is some overlap. I recently wrote about the different UI designs with the Launcher version looking much better, but the question for many is, do you need both?

Moreover, did you know you can set the  [Read More…]

Smart Launcher 5 update comes with a pool of new features

Smart launcher is one of the popular Android launchers that has been around from the Gingerbread days. The initial layout of the launcher was designed to go with smartphones with screen size of 3.5 inch or less allowing the user to access all the apps and features within a single screen. Over the years, smartphones […]

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Do you prefer Nova Launcher or TouchWiz Home?

The battle of third vs. first-party.

As most all of you know, one of Android’s greatest strengths lies in the ability to customize just about every little aspect of it that you want. Third-party launchers are a great way to change up the entire look and feel of your device, and time and time again, Nova Launcher has proven to be one of the best options around for doing this.

Samsung’s own Android launcher (TouchWiz Home) used  [Read More…]

SquareHome 2 launcher brings Windows 10’s Live Tiles to Android

There’s a range of interesting Windows phone-like launchers for Android available. Today, we’re taking a look at SquareHome 2.

Previously, we took at a look at Launcher 10, which does its best to emulate Windows 10 Mobile’s Live tiles and app drawer, mimicking animations and styles while bringing in some of Android’s rich customization features. Thanks to recommendations from you guys, I picked up SquareHome 2, which seems to be popular with other Windows phone refugees.

Here’s  [Read More…]

Cortana looks great on Microsoft Launcher, but challenges and competition remain

Microsoft has made it easier than ever to use Cortana on Android devices, but how much does that matter?

Microsoft’s presence on Android continues to grow. There are dozens of apps available in the Play Store from Microsoft, many of which are at the top of their respective categories such as Office, Microsoft Launcher, and SwiftKey. But Microsoft is trying to bring its digital assistant, Cortana, to the forefront and compete against the likes of Google Assistant,  [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…]

Top 5 reasons why Rootless Pixel Launcher is better than Nova and Action Launcher

Rootless Pixel Launcher is the best option available for turning your phone into a Pixel 2.

In the Android launcher space, Nova and Action Launcher reign supreme as two of the best options available. This is a point that I have no problem agreeing with, but even so, it’s important to admit when a formidable (and potentially better) alternative comes around.

There are a few different launchers that try to mimic the look and feel of the  [Read More…]

Rootless Pixel Launcher 3.0 is basically the Pixel 2 launcher on steroids

On top of the Pixel interface, there’s icon pack support, a notification drawer shortcut, and a lot more.

Ask any Pixel owner why they like their phone so much, and chances are the first thing they’ll talk about is the software experience. The Pixel Launcher is one of my favorite software additions on the Pixel 2, and while there’s already a way to download that to a non-Pixel phone, developer Amir Zaidi might have something even better with their  [Read More…]