The launcher shortcuts are the latest invention of Google to show access context-specific actions directly from its icon. For example, instead of entering it into Google Maps to search the route home, you can do it quickly from access if you have a brand new Google Pixel with Pixel Launcher (or Action Launcher)
Now, like as Action Launcher, Nova Launcher has included in the launcher, for now in test mode in Nova Launcher 5.0 Beta 7. To access them you just need to do a long press on the home screen (not working on the drawer). The update also comes with a small change in the Google bar that includes the time.
The launcher shortcuts come to Nova
The integration of the launcher shortcuts in the Nova Launcher is not as polished as the Action Launcher, in both you have to do a long press on the icon, and for half a second the screen flicker as if you were to move or delete the icon. In Action Launcher, this function is integrated with a slip on icon much more soft and lively. In any case, there they are.
it never ceases to be a kind of experiment, and is that the launcher shortcut are not intended to work on Android versions previous to Android 7.1. Kevin Barry, the developer, warns us that some applications only include in your APK for Android 7.1, and in other cases you need to add the links manualente. These are some of the ones that work in Nova Launcher:
- system Settings (WiFi, Battery, data Usage)
- Google Drive (New document, search)
- Google Maps (Home, Work)
- Gmail (New message)
- Calendar (New event, New reminder)
- Photos (Feeling Lucky, Free up space)
- Play Music (Feeling Lucky, My library, recent Activity)
- Google (Search, voice Search)
- Keep (New note, List, Photo, Audio)
- Todoist Beta (Add task, Search, Today)
The time in the Google bar
you’ve Probably spotted something new in the screenshots above: the weather forecast in the new style of bar to what Pixel Launcher that Nova recently introduced. This forecast displays the current status using an icon and the temperature. The date, that before you grabbed all the attention, it is now a text much smaller.
This design is optional (in fact, it is disabled from the factory) and you must activate it in the options. For now only shows the forecast degrees Fahrenheit and not Celsius, but after a lot of users complaining of this Kevin Barry has been recognized that it happened and it will be added soon. When you tap on the forecast, it opens the weather forecast Google.
you Can download Nova Launcher 5.0 Beta 7 from Google Play if you’ve signed up to the beta and if you download the APK directly.
The news Nova Launcher Beta includes the launcher shortcuts Android Nougat was originally published in Xataka Android by Ivan Ramirez .