Next version of Nova Launcher to bring adaptive icons support

A brand new version of Nova Launcher was released earlier this week, which brought quite a few important changes that Android users can take advantage of. But there’s a new version of the launcher that’s being in the works now that will add a couple of other major improvements.

Released as beta, Nova Launcher v5.5 brings support for adaptive icons into the mix. The new feature is fully compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, but some icons will require at least Android Nougat.

If you plan to install the beta version of Nova Launcher 5.5, then you should know …


Nova Launcher 5.4 is now rolling out with Oreo goodness on board

Nova Launcher 5.4 has rolled out of beta and into the stable channel. Throughout July, early testers of the popular Android home screen replacement were treated to various improvements, such as a brand new and robust shortcuts system (albeit via third-party app integration), new animations, and the usual tweaks and added layers of polish that can be expected from every update.
The big star of the show is obviously Sesame Shortcuts – a third-party app that’s now deeply integrated into Nova Launcher and allows users to jump to specific apps, or even screens within apps, by simply using the search …

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 …

Action Launcher update brings support for some nifty Android O features

Action Launcher, the popular Android app has just received a small but important update that gives users a taste of what’s to come when Google launches Android O.

Of course, this update is not just about Android O, but these are among the most important changes you’ll get in the newest version of Action Launcher.

First off, Action Launcher now features Android O App Shortcut styling, as well as notification previews. Also, Notification Dots has been implemented, but those who prefer numerical unread badges instead of this specific feature, the new version of Action Launcher is able …

Nova Launcher getting Sesame Shortcuts integration in latest update

Nova Launcher is a one-man business app that gathered a lot of followers since its release in the Google Play Store. The Android launcher has a strong core of beta testers that get access to new features and improvements before they’re pushed to the general public.

That gives us the chance to talk about the next Nova Launcher update, which has just been released in the beta channel. These changes aren’t yet available to everyone, but if you’re a faithful Nova Launcher user, here is what’s you’ll get very soon.

Developer Kevin Barry recently published Nova …

Microsoft to update Arrow Launcher with redesigned cards and Me avatar

The newest Arrow Launcher update is not available for download in the Google Play Store unless you’re a beta tester. However, since this is a pretty important update, we thought it would be nice to give you a heads up on what’s coming to Arrow Launcher very soon.

If you’ve been using Arrow Launcher for a while, then you’ll be pleased to know that you will soon be able to rest the app’s settings to default with a tap of a button. A new option will be added to the Setting menu so that you can reset your Arrow Launcher if you want to start customizing it again from scratch.

Furthermore, …

Microsoft's Arrow Launcher lands many new features in latest update

The team behind Arrow Launcher has just released a major update for their Android app, which has already been pushed to Google Play Store. Arrow Launcher 3.7 brings many new features and tweaks based on user feedback.

One of the most useful new features introduced in the latest update is the option to merge or remove any contact dupes in the address book. You can now let Arrow Launcher manage your contact list and never have to worry about having any duplicates in your address book.

Another important change is the option to sign in with a Microsoft Account …

Nova Launcher 5.3 is now available on Google Play

The folks behind Nova Launcher, one of the most appreciated third-party launchers available on Android, today released a new stable version of the software: 5.3. Coming only several weeks after version 5.2, Nova Launcher 5.3 introduces support for Google Now, although users won’t get this by default.

To actually have a Google Now pane on Nova Launcher (similar to what Pixel Launcher and Google Now Launcher are offering), you need to download an extra Nova Google Companion APK on your phone. Once you have this APK on your handset, Nova Launcher 5.3 should detect it, and you’ll start seeing …

Action Launcher receives a major update with loads of new features

If you’re among many of Action Launcher’s fans, you’ll be happy to learn the Android app has just received a significant update that expands its functionality further through new features and improvements.

First off, developers announced the application’s name had been changed from Action Launcher 3 to just Action Launcher. Also, the new name comes along with a new icon that fits better.

A new animating, Android O-style clock icon for the Google Clock app is now available to Action Launcher users. The new clock can be used as a standalone widget as well, …