OnePlus Launcher 4.1.0 prepares to add a new Courier Tracking card to the Shelf

OnePlus Launcher 4.1.0 prepares to add a new Courier Tracking card to the Shelf

OxygenOS, OnePlus’ skinned version of Android, is one of the main reasons behind the popularity of its devices. It offers users a stock Android-like experience, while still featuring plenty of customization options. Even the stock apps included on the devices follow this trend, including the OnePlus Launcher. The launcher looks minimal at first, but it offers some key features to help you make the most out of your phone. And OnePlus keeps adding new features with each successive update. The company has previously added a parking location service and a password protected hidden space to the launcher. Most recently, a beta update for the launcher introduced a new homescreen-only app layout and a step counter in the Shelf. Now, the company is prepping up the launcher to add a new Courier Tracking card to the Shelf.

An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.

A teardown of the latest update (version 4.1.0.191023153137.21b0828) for the OnePlus Launcher revealed strings of code that hint at the upcoming feature. The new Courier tracking card will track deliveries using your phone number or the courier number. It’s worth noting that Google offers a similar feature in the Discover feed that is found to the left of the home screen on Pixel devices. However, it makes use of information gathered from your email, instead of using your phone number or the courier tracking ID.

<string name="quick_page_express_title">Courier tracking</string>
<string name="quick_page_settings_express_subtitle">Tracking the courier information using the phone number or courier number</string>
<string name="quick_page_settings_preference_express">quick_page_express_card_enabled</string>

As of now, we have no information on when this feature will go live. But since OnePlus has already started working on it, we expect it to hit the beta channel in the coming weeks. If you wish to try it out before it hits the stable channel, you can enroll in the OnePlus Launcher beta program by following the link below. Just now that the 4.X versions of the launcher APK have API level 29 as the minimum, meaning they’ll only install on Android 10 devices, which currently includes the OnePlus 6/6T, OnePlus 7/7 Pro, and OnePlus 7T/7T Pro.

OnePlus Launcher Beta Program


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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.