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Action Launcher celebrates its fifth birthday

Today, marks the fifth birthday of Action Launcher’s release. In that time, developer Chris Lacy has released 32 major updates for his launcher and has been installed over 5 million times and even won a couple of awards.

Here’s what the first version of Action Launcher looked like, back in 2012.

To celebrate the occasion, the Action Launcher Plus in-app purchase will be 30% off for the next three days. This is the first time that the upgrade has been discounted.

Today also sees the release of the v32 update which brings a number of enhancements including:

  • All new installs of the app will default to a Pixel Launcher 2 style appearance.
  • Key features such as the dock search box and Oreo style app shortcuts no longer require the Plus upgrade.
  • For Android 8.1’s users, an Oreo style banner displays in the settings requesting the Storage permission, so that Action Launcher can access the device’s wallpaper for its Quicktheme feature.
  • The recent focus on performance and bug fixes continues, with boot time optimizations and a bunch of key bug fixes.

I’ve been a big fan of Action Launcher for a while now and it’s one of the best launchers I’ve used to date. I use it on almost all my devices.

Also, if you’re interested in learning more about Action Launcher’s development, then you should check out Chris Lacy’s podcast The Blerg where there’s a special episode for Action Launcher’s fifth birthday.

You can grab Action Launcher from the Google Play Store.

Source: Action Launcher Blog, (2)

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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