Tag Archive: Launcher


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…]

Microsoft Launcher beta gains tighter integration with Teams and more

The beta track is ready to roll with some new features.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher version 5.6 is now available for beta testers. The update adds closer integration with Microsoft Teams and Outlook. You’ll also find a revamped “Settings” page tagging along.

Microsoft released another update for Microsoft Launcher beta testers to check out today, bringing along a handful of new features. Coming in at version 5.6, the latest update to Microsoft Launcher aims  [Read More…]

What launcher are you using on the Android Q beta?

Time to touch base with the AC forums.

Android betas are equal parts sour and sweet. It’s fun to get early hands-on time with Google’s latest software, but at the same time, it also means putting up with bugs and other quirks.

Not all apps work 100% perfectly on beta software, especially third-party launchers. Taking a look through the AC forums, these are the launchers some of our members have been using on Q with the most  [Read More…]

Do you change the launcher on Pixel phones?

Looks like the Pixel Launcher has a growing fan club.

If you own a Pixel phone, chances are one of the main reasons you bought it was because of its software experience. Since Pixels are made by Google, they come with clean/uncluttered UIs, features you won’t find anywhere else, and get access to Android updates and security patches before any other handset.

Google’s custom Pixel Launcher is what ships on every Pixel phone out of the box,  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta gets adaptive icons, hidden dock option, more

Resize your icons, hide your dock, and more in the latest Microsoft Launcher beta update.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher version 5.5 is now available for beta testers. The update brings new features like adaptive icons that can be matched in shape and size, along with the ability to hide your dock. Other tweaks include adjustments for accessing shortcuts when your home screen is locked, faster Tasks card syncing, and more.

Microsoft today pushed out  [Read More…]

Get a new icon, new features, and new searches with Action Launcher v40

Action Launcher is expanding its business model once again.

For years now, Action Launcher has been one of the best home screen experiences around, and its done this through smart features and passionate development from its developer Chris Lacy. The business model for apps has changed many times over the years for apps as a whole, and Action Launcher’s models have changes with them. With v40, Action Launcher opens the door on another way to support itself and its  [Read More…]

Android Q dark theme support (and AMOLED theme) added to Smart Launcher 5

Smart Launcher 5 continues to bring more features to its new 5.2 overhaul for the second month in a row.

Smart Launcher 5 introduced some big changes at the end of March with Smart Launcher 5.2’s modular page system and some menu improvements, and this month those improvements continue with some big theming additions, including support for turning on dark mode according to system preferences in Android Q.

The changes outlined for April 20’s Build 40  [Read More…]

Nova Launcher 6.0 adds settings search, folder customization, and more

After six months on beta, Nova 6.0 is pushing out to all.

Nova Launcher, one of the most popular Android launchers on the Google Play Store, is getting a boatload of new features today as part of the stable Nova Launcher 6.0 update. After six months on the beta channel, the update is rolling out to all users.

v6.0 adds a search bar for your Nova Settings so that you can find a specific setting or toggle  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v38 Beta is here and it brought presents for everybody!

Action Launcher is proof that you really can have it all.

Some launchers are made to be quick. Some launchers are made to be adaptable. Some launchers are made to be smart. Then there are some launchers that try to do it all, and they usually fail. Action Launcher, however, is the rare instance of a home screen launcher that is as quick as it is cunning, and white it does have limits, there’s no doubt that  [Read More…]