Action Launcher celebrates its 5th anniversary with release of new update and sale

The one man behind the Android app Action Launcher, Chris Lacy recently announced that his app is celebrating 5 years since birth. A very good reason to celebrate in style with a new update and the first sale since 2014.

Action Launcher v32 isn’t a major release, but it does come with a handful of new features and improvements that justifies its launch. For starters, all new installs of the app will now default to a Pixel Launcher 2 style appearance.

Also, some features like dock search box and Oreo style app shortcuts will no longer require the premium version …


Action Launcher update brings Essential Phone support, adds adaptive folders

Action Launcher, the popular Android app that allows users to customize their smartphones, is getting yet another important update. This would be version 31 and, as developer Chris Lacy points out, the launcher receives a handful of new features and improvements.

First off, Essential Phone users will be pleased to know Action Launcher now has support for this particular device. Another important addition is adaptive folders support. On top of that, the developer announced adaptive icon support, which previously required the one-time Plus upgrade, is now available for free to everyone.

Furthermore, …

Google Contacts for Android updated with action buttons, large contact photos, more

Google recently updated the Contacts app for Android devices with several improvements that are supposed to make it much easier to use.

There aren’t any new features added in the update except for the action buttons in the contacts, which will make it easier to call, text, and do other needed stuff.

The developers also announced that they have listened to user feedback and have decided to bring back the large contact photos. Furthermore, the latest version of Contacts will now allow users to merge all their duplicate contacts at once.

Also, you can …

Law firm recruits Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners for Class Action suit against Google, HTC and LG

With reports that the screen on the Pixel 2 XL suffers from screen burn-in, black smear and other problems, Google could face a Class Action lawsuit filed by those Pixel 2 XL buyers who are having issues with their displays. The phone, manufactured by LG, employs LG Display’s 6-inch pOLED screen. The “p” before the OLED acronym stands for plastic, and the display employs a QHD+ resolution.

Once certified by a judge, a Class Action suit consolidates individual law suits filed throughout the country for the same issues. A law firm by the name of Girard Gibbs LLP is already looking to recruit …

This affordable action camera is perfect for outdoor adventures

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You don’t have to keep it a secret anymore; we know you’ve been yearning for a GoPro ever since you saw that insane first-person POV skydiving video a few years ago. But is a GoPro worth the investment when the most exciting POV videos you could make on a daily basis are you drinking a beer in the shower? (We get it, you like IPAs.)

Thankfully, the Activeon CX 1080p WiFi Action Camera is a much more affordable action camera. The camera, which has a built-in battery, simple two-button control, and four fields-of-vision also features advanced components that allow you to record 1080p HD video at 30fps. You can even take time-lapse photos and videos and upload them directly to Instagram with Activeon’s built-in WiFi system and video recording app. The camera’s 5M Pixel CMOS sensor and F/2.0 lens will capture anything and everything, from the exciting outdoor adventure selfies to the mundane home videos. Read more…

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Action Launcher v30 brings even more Pixel Launcher features to the masses

Action Launcher continues to be one of the few Android launchers that allow users to take advantage of many of the Pixel Launcher features, even if they don’t actually own a Pixel smartphone.

Version 30 is a major improvement over the previous version of Action Launcher since it brings so many new features. Among the most important is the new Pixel 2-style “At a Glance” widget, which displays the date, weather, and any upcoming calendar appointment.

The new version of Action Launcher expands on the Pixel 2-style dock search addition by including a dedicated …

Action Launcher update brings customizable Pixel 2-style dock search

Google revealed a completely redesigned Pixel Launcher that comes pre-installed on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. As such, the new changes are slowly starting to make their way into some of the more popular Android launchers.

The first to add some of the new Pixel Launcher’s style is Chris Lacy’s Action Launcher. Version 29.0 has just been released in the Google Play Store and brings a customizable Pixel 2-style dock search.

So, aside from the fact that you get to use the Pixel 2’s dock search box, but you’ll also be able to customize it with your …

First Huawei Mate 10 Pro photos show off its glass back and tall display in action

Huawei has a whole bunch of Mate 10-branded devices on the horizon, but you’d be excused for only ever hearing about one of them, the Mate 10 Pro. With its tall, nearly bezel-less design, the Pro is the device that most closely follows 2017’s biggest smartphone trend, so it’s no surprise leakers are so focused on it.

But while we’ve seen both the promotional materials and the official renders, the classic in-hand potatocam shot has so far eluded us. But thanks to a user of Chinese social media Weibo, this has just changed:
Unfortunately, …

Action Launcher gains support for Oreo Adaptive Icons

Action Launcher has just cemented its position as one of the best and most versatile Android launchers even further. In its latest beta (v28, which is now live), Action Launcher adds native support for one of the cool features that debuted in Android Oreo – Adaptive Icons.

Android has traditionally lacked any rigorous rules about the size and shape of app icons, and this doesn’t really change in Oreo, but the latest version of the OS introduced a bunch of “masks”, or styles, that grants users the freedom to transform all the icons on their devices into one of four …

Action Launcher 27 released with new weather widget, App Shortcuts improvements, more

More and more users are trying Android launchers to the point that it has become a trend. However, there are probably only a handful of launchers very popular among Android users, and Action Launcher is one of them.

Chris Lacy, the man behind Action Launcher has just released a brand new version of its app, which brings a couple of new features and improvements. If you already have the Android launcher installed, then you’ll want to know that the highlight of the most recent update is the new weather widget.

The new weather widget introduced in the latest update is still in alpha …