Action Launcher 3.4 Update Adds Over a Dozen New Features

Action Launcher received an update to version 3.4 today that introduces over a dozen new features. The full list is below, but you will see new options for things like vertical scrolling, customizable grids, and icon label editing in the All Apps menu. There is also an option for hiding the status bar, font picker, and the ability to hide desktop shortcuts from app drawers.  (more…)

Deal: 3 Mystery Android Collectibles and a 6-Inch Plush Bugdroid for $20

Ready to add to your collection of Android memorabilia? The DL Deals store currently has a bundle of Bugdroids that includes 3 mystery boxes of Dead Zebra collectibles, along with a 6-inch Plush toy for $19.99.

The mystery boxes are indeed a mystery, and we aren’t even sure which set they are from. The whole bundle is being filled by DKE Toys, so it’s my guess that they have a whole bunch of left-over individual boxes that have piled up over the years and are going to slap them together in a bundle with the soft plush toys.

At $20, that’s not a bad price, since individual mystery collectibles typically retail for $9. But keep in mind that you get the plush toy with the three mysteries.

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Android Wear Update Rolling Out – Always-On Screen for Apps, WiFi Support, and Emoji Drawing Included

A big Android Wear update was announced this morning by Google. The update will slowly rollout to devices over the coming weeks, but it includes all sorts of new features and tweaks, like WiFi support and the ability to draw emoji in response to messages.

According to Google, the update first introduces an always-on mode for apps, because some times you just need the watch face to stay on until you tell it to turn off. Think of needing directions or if you are checking a list, but don’t feel like flicking your wrist or tapping the screen each time you need your Android Wear device to turn back on. If you are worried about battery drains, Google has tried to alleviate that problem by allowing apps to go black-white when you aren’t looking at your watch, but back to full color as you do point it back at your face.  (more…)

Android 5.1.1 Will Probably Arrive Any Day Now

Google is probably going to release Android 5.1.1 to the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 9 at any moment. Well, it could be today or next week or next month for all we know, but it’s in the works and probably next. We assume that is the plan because they are publicly referring to it on an “Audio Latency Measurement” page that is a part of the official Android source portal.  (more…)

Google Search Results Will Now Show Related Apps With Relevant Content That Aren’t Installed on Your Phone

Soon, when you search Google for something, the search results will include related apps to your search whether you have them installed or not. Up until today, you may have seen apps show up in search results as having related content, but only if they were already installed on your phone. Thanks to Google’s expanding app indexing of content, search results are now smart enough to find apps that have the info you want even if they aren’t on your phone.  (more…)