Android 4.3 to get 'by usage' sorting of apps and widgets

Android 4.3 to get 'by usage' sorting of apps and widgets
A code scoop by Myce reveals a tidbit of upcoming Android 4.3 functionality that will appease some.

Until now, unless you're running a custom launcher, apps and widgets would only get sorted alphabetically with no alternative options available. If you count yourself among those who dislike homescreen clutter and regularly tap into the app drawer, the next iteration of Google's OS will keep statistics of your most used apps and widgets and allow you to sort the drawer based on that. This same functionality appears to be referred to as 'sort by favorite' in house.

According to Myce the code first appeared on the Linux Foundation Labs website, and more specifically in the Google Launcher source.

source: Myce

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6 Comments

1. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i think google is running out of ideas .....

2. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

This is one idea. A part of a minor sw update. It's a good idea....

4. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Yep. Not sure how you can complain about this.

3. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think its a great idea, as I often wished in the past that their was some sort of a way to rearrange the App. menu pages.

5. Rager722

Posts: 599; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

When will we be able to choose what the app should take from your phone like "personal information" I feel the lack of privacy while having android.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

4.3 is a minor update, so stop complaining...this change makes sense..especially if it an option that can be turned off.

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