USB Type-C seems to be the new obsession among Android enthusiasts, as we hear more and more reports claim that it will be implemented in the next line of flagship devices. Google itself hinted in the press release of the Chromebook Pixel that more Chromebooks and Android devices would follow suit with USB Type-C. Let us know if you're excited for the upcoming changes and how USB Type-C will benefit you.
Don’t Feel Like Scrolling? Launch Your Apps With Speedlauncher for Android
We are all familiar with speed dialers. You know, those apps tha allow us to forget about someone’s phone number and still be able to call that person by simply touching a button. The concept may be old but its implementation is far from being a thing of the past with new possibilities and uses. In this case, XDA member osbapat made a speed dialing application, but for apps in our device. This is a fantastic tool for those who hate crowded launchers and home screens and that need the ease and flexibility of launching an app with a single touch. The app works exactly the same way as your regular speed dialer: you assign an app to a specific number and you can launch it by “dialing” that one-two digit number into the dialpad widget. The only con would be that you may need to memorize speed dial codes for lots of things, but if you do not use that many apps on a daily basis, you should be able to manage.
The app is still under development and the dev is looking for feedback and ideas. Please share your thoughts and findings with the dev in order to make this app better.
Many of us install a ton of apps on our phone and have to constantly scroll up and down screens to find a specific game or app. Its pretty annoying at times. Speedlauncher is a different take on the launcher concept. Speedlauncher is an app launcher widget that launches any app by pressing a 1 or 2 digit shortcode. So for e.g. you might have shortcode 9 for Angry Birds, 18 for Facebook, 27 for Twitter and so on….
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