Microsoft Launcher for Android now includes Cortana integration

The Microsoft Launcher for Android has received an update that adds Cortana integration to version 4.6 of the app. The update also allows you to add the Daily Bing Wallpaper to your home screen or lock screen, or both. You can also choose which contacts to put on your people card, and place widgets into the dock. Lastly, you can also pin a searched app or contact to the home screen.

The Microsoft Launcher allows you to change the wallpaper on your phone, or use theme colors or icon packs. Take a picture on your phone and it will show up on your Windows PC. With the app, you can set up a …


Action Launcher gains better AdaptiveZoom, other enhancements in newest update

Great news for Action Launcher users, as developer Chris Lacy has just announced the latest update improves some of the major features that were added in previous versions. The highlight of Action launcher v34 is enhanced AdaptiveZoom.

Some of you probably remember that Action Launcher gained AdaptiveZoom in the previous update, an innovative adaptive icon enhancement that naturally animates an app icon to the center of the screen while an application loads.

However, the latest update further enhances AdaptiveZoom with an API that’s meant to allow devs to control how their app launches. …

Microsoft Launcher scores a handful of optimizations and improvements in the latest update

Microsoft has been on a roll expanding the functionality of its Android launcher over the last couple of months. A new update for Microsoft Launcher is now rolling out on Google Play, adding a handful of practical and customization features to the mix. The new stuff includes adjustable size for home screen and app drawer icons, Oreo app shortcuts, and other improvements. Here’s the changelog for the new version of Microsoft Launcher (v. 4.5.0.39810):

Let meeting attendees know you’re running late from the calendar card.Employees whose enterprises …

Get Android One launcher on any Android smartphone

The Android One program is certainly one that draws a fair bit of attention. It’s a special partnership between Google and 3rd party manufacturers, which makes it possible to sell midrange phones with vanilla Android on board, at really affordable prices. Google’s stamp of approval on them is one factor that makes them alluring, and the other is the fact that the phones are free of any custom manufacturer skinning, UI enhancement, et cetera. Basically, it’s your entry-level Pixels of the world, made by other companies.

With the love for the Google Android being so strong among fans, you …

Action Launcher updated with AdaptiveZoom, more Android 8.1 Oreo goodies

The bulk of Android users who decided to customize their smartphones are mostly using three, maybe for Android launchers that are listed in the Google Play Store. One of these popular apps, Action Launcher has just been updated with several new features and improvements.

The latest Action Launcher was recently released in the Google Play Store as version 33 and introduces AdaptiveZoom, a new feature that expands the background of an app icon to the entire screen when you swipe on it. In order to benefit from this feature, you’ll need to use adaptive icons in the …

Microsoft Launcher update adds lots of new features, here is what to expect

Microsoft’s popular Android launcher has just received a new update that brings many new features meant to enhance user experience. Microsoft Launcher v4.5 has a couple of improvements aimed at devices running Android Oreo, but most of the new features can be used on any compatible smartphone.

First off, the update adds the option to adjust icon size in the app drawer, dock, and home screen. Also, you can now let people attending a meeting know that you’re going to be late via the calendar card.

Furthermore, if you’re using Microsoft Intune, you will now …

HTC's Edge Launcher getting new options

HTC introduced the Squeeze Edge feature with its U11 phone and expanded its functionality with the HTC U11+ in November 2017, and now it has pushed one more update that allows you to customize the Lazy Susan menu that pops up with the squeeze feature to your liking.
You can easily scroll through the wheel-like menu with just one finger and this latest update enables changing the order of the icons, and brings a battery saver, auto rotate, and Wi-Fi hotspot quick settings to the listed actions.

You can now have Edge Launcher straight from the lockscreen

Best …

Microsoft Launcher update adds option to create folders in app drawer, more

Microsoft Launcher is bringing more new features to its users. After adding a host of improvements to the Android app last week, Microsoft is now delivering another update that includes some of the most requested features.

The most important addition to the Android launcher is the option to create folders in the app drawer. Also, the update brings the ability to select multiple items at the same time, across different pages.

The launcher now allows users to move, remove, drag & drop or even created new folders in home screen or app drawer through …

Microsoft Launcher update brings support for bigger icon layouts, UI adjustments

Microsoft Launcher shapes up to be a huge success for the Redmond-based company. Even though it’s still in beta, the app has more than 10 million downloads in the Google Play Store.

If you’ve been using the Android launcher, then you’ll be happy to know the developers have just pushed out a new update that brings a host of new features and improvements.

First off, the Android app now supports apps grid layout up to a maximum of 12×12 and move apps/widget half grid. Also, with the last version of Microsoft Launcher, new users will be able to migrate their …

Nobody likes what Google did with the search bar on the Pixel Launcher

A recent change to the dock searchbox of the Pixel launcher has left users scratching their heads over Google’s reasoning. The widget now features a text stating that it can be used to “Search apps and web..” or simply “Search..”, as if you’ve forgotten what search boxes do.
Well, we haven’t.
Just as you might imagine, this otherwise minor change has been the cause of tons of backlash that’s aimed at Google itself. Sure, such a tooltip is a rather harmless addition to the stock Pixel Launcher that will be helpful to the …