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Action Launcher v47 update brings iOS-style widget stacks to Android

In a not so distant past, Android enthusiasts used to have hot debates over what they thought was the absolute best Android launcher, with users often divided between camp Nova and camp Action Launcher. We don’t see such fervent debates anymore as most launchers have matured to a stable feature set. But to this date,...

Latest Action Launcher beta adds support for Android 10 gesture navigation

Google introduced its own take on navigation gestures with Android 10 to replace Android Pie's awful two-button navigation system. However, the new navigation gestures had their own set of issues. One of the most annoying things about the gestures was the lack of third-party launcher support. Due to this, users had to rely on the...

Huawei confirms they’re blocking third-party launchers on Chinese EMUI 9 versions, says it’s to reduce problems

Huawei is no stranger controversy with EMUI, the company's in-house variant of Android. Just recently, they were accused of blocking third-party launchers in the latest EMUI 9 China version, with no concrete information as to why. According to members on our forums, the reason for this restriction is to allegedly combat the shady practices of some third-party...

Action Launcher v37 brings customizable desktop shortcuts and more

According to Chris Lacy’s post on the Action Launcher blog, the application has received it’s fourth feature update of the year marked as the 37th version. The last update we talked about added a few features from the Android P Pixel Launcher. This update brings customizable desktop shortcuts among other things. Take a look at...

Sesame Shortcut v3 beta adds search UI with auto-suggestions & home screen widget

Last time we talked about Sesame Shortcuts it had just partnered with Nova Launcher. The integration made it easy to access Sesame Shortcuts from the Nova Launcher search. It was a match made in heaven, but Sesame Shortcuts works with plenty of other launchers as well. The latest update adds several features that users will...

Action Launcher v35 adds Pixel Launcher enhancements from Android P

The Home Screen is one of the many ways Android stands apart from other mobile operating systems. This is the part of the smartphone that we are constantly looking at before we open up that next application. It's something we can use to customize the device so that it fits our own tastes and needs....

Action Launcher Updated to v32, Adds 200 More Icons to AdaptivePack

Android gets a lot of love from the development community thanks to its vast number of customization options. People love to personalize their devices, and it doesn't get much more personal than Android's home screen, which lets you swap out wallpapers, add widgets, and reorgnize application shortcuts. Still, some folks want even more ways to customize...

Action Launcher v30 Update Brings “At a Glance” Search Widget, Colored Search Box Icons and More

Custom launchers have always been popular on Android. Although Nova Launcher probably still remains the most popular third-party launcher, Action Launcher's popularity has been accelerating quickly, thanks to its timely adaptations of Pixel Launcher features as well as unique functionality which it has had for years. It has now been updated to v30, bringing the “At...

Action Launcher v29.0 Brings Fully Customizable Pixel 2-Style Dock Search Bar

One of the key changes of the new, renewed Pixel Launcher included with the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL is that the "G" pill on the top of the launcher was swapped for a search bar located under the app dock, while the top now houses an informative widget. This new...

Action Launcher v26 Brings Google Now Integration, Adds Notification Dots Support and More

Today, the lead developer behind Action Launcher, Chris Lacy, announced the release of a new update to its popular launcher application -- Action Launcher v26. As always, the new update packs in a plethora of new features including support for Google Now integration and many Android O-based features. Nova Launcher added Google Now integration last month and...

Action Launcher Beta v26 Is Here; Adds a Ton of Android O Features

Action Launcher (arguably one of the best third-party launchers on the Google Play Store), just got updated to its latest beta version. We've seen plenty of other apps introduce beta programs that allow select users to try out new features before they're officially released to the masses, and this is exactly what developer Chris Lacy is...

Opinion: The Problem with Default Launchers and Why OEMs Should Take Pointers from Alternatives like Nova

On my desk, I have a multitude of devices from different manufacturers, with different price tags and some running vastly different software. They all have one thing in common, and that’s their homescreen setup. The homescreen is undoubtedly one of the most essential components of the Android experience; from the most casual of users to the...