HTC's Edge Launcher getting new options

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.


Best of all, though, after this update, you can now bring up the Edge Launcher menu straight from the lockscreen, without needing to unlock the phone first. To access specific features, you still need to unlock your phone first (or set up Trusted Places), but it's a nice convenience.


You can get the HTC Edge Launcher for HTC devices at the link below.


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8 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Anyone has the experience using it?

6. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Works great...I don't even use Nova launcher any more because of added gestures with stock Oreo seems to work best and most efficient. Running a whole different launcher only gave me a few benefits over stock and I decided to go with the stock for a while and haven't gone back to Nova.

2. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Would someone who owns the device tell us how a good idea or a bad idea it is to have such a feature ?

3. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Just installed it and it works well. Edge launcher was useless for me until now when you can use it directly from lockscreen without need to unlock the phone. Just squeeze your phone and you have the quickest access you can imagine to quicktoggles. Opening apps or making a phone call still requires unlocking your phone, what is understandable. People thought all that squeeze feature is a gimmick but this is the fastest way to launch camera or other stuff I've ever used. The way Google did it with pixel phones seems so limited. I guess they want to force you to use Google assistant and will probably add other features with next big Android update.

4. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Thank you for saying that, I am glad it is working well and I hope HTC get more credits for their work, unlike the dual camera or less pixel camera where in both they started a trend without succeeding in them

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4113; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Kind of a mix of Samsung's edge functionality and s pen interface. Interesting...

7. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Nice! Slowly but surely becoming more and more versatile like Samsung's Edge Panels. Even better that it can be pulled up without turning on the screen first. Wish Samsung would copy that and make them Edge Panels accessible via just a gesture on the Always On display...gonna send them a feedback regarding this.

8. apphunter

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 23, 2017

HTC edge laucher for all Android device .But sadly you have to swipe from edge to show launcher instead of sneeze phone's edge :) play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thsoft.s​hortcut.htc

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