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 to see Unread Count graduate from the previous Alpha status.

On top of that, developer Chris Lacy confirmed that Action Launcher users will now be able to granularly control which apps display unread badges and use Android O's notification previews along with Unread Count.

Moreover, the Android O widget picker has been included too, and there's now support for Android O style animated clock icon and custom widget.

Last but not least, Action Launcher v26 comes with full Google Now integration for everyone who uses Android Lollipop or later. Keep in mind that in order to use it, you will need to install the Action Launcher Google Plugin, which is not available for download via Google Play Store.

source: Chris Lacy



1. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Nova ftw

2. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Great update! Google Now integration is the reason I switched to Nova. I will have to give this a try. No, I don't want to get into an argument over which is better. They both have reasons to pick one over the other. Your preference doesn't have to be mine.

3. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

IMHO notification dots in Android aren't an improvement at all. It seems all Google is doing lately is changing the good stuff and make it stupid, and all the devs are going for it. Just look at how fugly Nova has become. With that ridiculous red and white UI. No wonder I keep using Nova classic. Classic has all the necessary features without looking like shit. It even has the good-looking icons instead of that ugly flat crap.

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