Google’s October 4th event is right around the corner and fans are looking forward to seeing the Search Giant’s new hardware. But many of us also have our eyes on new software. We have seen some of the new Pixel Launcher and there’s an APK file available, but some of you prefer going with legit Google Play Store downloads.
If you fall within this category of users, you might want to get the latest version of Action Launcher 3. The popular application has just been updated with a flurry of Android 7.1 Nougat features, including a recreation of launcher shortcuts.
They call them “Quickcuts” and work much like Apple’s 3D Touch. You can swipe from any compatible icon to see a list of shortcuts for that specific app.
Though Quickcuts are the most exciting addition, there are plenty of other Android 7.1 Nougat features included in this update.
- Introducing Quickcuts, which brings Android 7.1’s new launcher shortcuts to current versions of Android. Just swipe a compatible icon to reveal the shortcuts!
- Option to use Android 7.1 style round icons.
- Integrate Pixel Launcher’s rumored All Apps drawer. Swipe up on the dock to reveal All Apps.
- Two Pixel Launcher inspired style folder types.
- Add tinted dock background and caret page indicator.
- Add Google “pill” & date widgets.
Pretty neat, right? You can grab the update straight from the Google Play Store now, so go give these new features a try!