2017 Android App

Action Launcher v26 brings Google Feed integration and Android O features

I’ve been a big fan of Action Launcher a long time, it’s been my go-to launcher of choice. I install it almost every Android device I get. The new July 2017 update (dubbed v26) brings quite a few new features including support for the Google Feed (formerly known as Google Now).

To get the Google Feed integration, you’ll need to install the Action Launcher Google Plugin application, which is available from developer, Chris Lacy’s website or APK Mirror.

Once you have that installed, you then the Google Feed is just a swipe away. Do note that, if you do enable the Google Feed, it will disable the Quick Drawer but it can easily be re-enabled in Action Launcher’s settings.

The other new feature in the v26 update is some more Android O features like Notification Dots, Android O style app shortcuts. If you long press on an icon, you’ll get the notifications for the app and you can easily swipe it away.

You’ll also be able to choose which apps have Notification Dots enabled.

Here is the full changelog for Action Launcher v26 of which some require the Pro upgrade (which you should get if you want to get the most of the launcher):

  • NEW: Google Now integration for all! Requires installation of the Action Launcher Google Plugin application.
  • NEW: Full Notification Dots support!
  • NEW: Long-pressing an shortcut will display a preview of app’s notifications and allow notifications to be dismissed ala Android O. Available when using either Notification Dots or Unread Count.
  • NEW: Unread Count support extended to all apps that have a current notification.
  • NEW: Android O style App Shortcuts panel.
  • NEW: Allow granular control as to which apps display Notification Dots/Unread Count.
  • NEW: Android O style widget picker, which displays all relevant widgets for a given shortcut.
  • NEW: Directly engage Action Launcher’s Quickedit panel via a shortcut’s long-press popup UI.
  • NEW: Dedicated “Icons & App Shortcuts” settings page, which is home to all icon related settings.
  • NEW: When Google Pill widget is on the left screen edge and Google Now integration is enabled, display a tinted edge background as per Pixel Launcher.
  • NEW: Option to adjust the scale of icon indicators.
  • NEW: Revamped interface for selecting the apps that are hidden from app drawers.

Action Launcher is free from the Google Play Store.

Source: The Blerg via Android Police

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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