Android O styled notification badges in Smart Launcher 3

Smart Launcher 3.25.35 has been released just few days ago. It ships two hidden features that can be easily enabled following few steps.

- Open Smart Launcher Preferences;
- Scroll to the bottom, then perform a long press on Version Info. A new menu Developer Options will appear;
 - Enter in Developer Options, then enable Adaptive notification color to make your notifications look like picture 2 or No text notification to get something similar to picture 3. Of course you can enable both the result in picture 4, a perfect Android O styled badge! 

Smart Launcher 3.22 changelog

The Smart Launcher Team is proud to announce Smart Launcher 3.22. A lot of job has been done during the last weeks, the team focused its attention on solving some recurring issues and finalizing some features that were in work since months ago.


Smart Launcher 3.21 released


NEW: you can set the wallpaper for the lockscreen (only Android 7.0 Nougat)
IMPROVEMENT: Now you can use the STOP button also on Nougat
IMPROVEMENT: Chrome is not forced anymore to open search results
IMPROVEMENT: new animation for popup widget
IMPROVEMENT: reduced APK size
BUGFIX: fixed a bug that caused SL to crash while the lock screen is active
BUGFIX: fixed a bug that caused SL to crash while trying to uninstall hidden system apps
BUGFIX: fixed a bug that prevented to use picture picked from gallery for the categories icon
EXPERIMENTAL: you can now select the max number of results for the searchbar (available in the Developer options)

Smart Launcher 3.20 released!

Smart Launcher 3.20 is going to be available for everyone in the next few hours.
Now you can select position and alignment for the clock, choose between more search engines and pick one of the proposed HQ picture to use as wallpaper. Continue reading to see the complete changelog.


About lock screens and fingerprint feature

Fingerprint unlock is actually a quite amazing feature and it would be cool to be able to use them in our Smart Launcher lock screens. Unfortunately, this won't be possible and the reason is quite easy to understand.
In order to enable you to use fingerprint in apps, Android forces you to enable a pattern or pin secured lock screen. Since the Smart Launcher lock screens, like any other lock screen on the Play Store, work on a unofficial implementation, there is no way for them to overlap the stock lockscreen. So, we're sorry, it's not a bug but a limitation that can be removed only by a Google in future releases of Android.

We will keep you updated.

October Update – version 3.10

  • improvement: Wallpapers moved on server to reduce APK size (-14%)
  • improvement: Introduced a fix for transparent system bars on Huawei phones.
  • improvement: Added new/updated translations
  • improvement: Better memory management when the device is running on low memory
  • fix: fixed a bug related to the option "improve readability"
  • fix: fixed a bug that caused the main menu to appear when not required.
  • other minor changes

Fix lock screen problem on Huawei roms

In order for the lock screen to show up, it must have been given the permission.
This can be done under:

Phone Manager → Toolbox (upper right corner) → Dropzone management → tick the app