Action Launcher has all the features from Nexus Launcher already


In less than two days, Action Launcher 3 has gained all the features from the recently leaked Nexus Launcher in a new beta release. And as always, it also has a few additional tricks up its sleeve.

Installing the beta release

Via the Play Store

Installing the unofficial version of Action Launcher is fairly easy. Simply head to the Play Store, search for the app and swipe to the very bottom of its page. Below the description, reviews and similar apps you will find a box with an option to become a beta tester of the launcher. The signup will take about five minutes. When it’s finished, you can download the beta release of the app.

Alternative method

The newest beta release of the launcher is also available on APK Mirror so if you’re having trouble downloading it from the Play Store head over to that website and find Action Launcher 3 3.9.0-beta 2.

Getting the Nexus Launcher look

The Nexus Launcher look and feel is just a few taps away now. Keep in mind that you will need the Plus version of Action Launcher 3. First head to the launcher settings, tap App drawers and turn Nougat style on. Now go to Quicktheme and set the app drawer, Quickdrawer, Quickpage and folder background to Material Light. If you don’t want to keep the Quickdrawer and Quickpage, you can disable them. In Display you might want to apply an icon pack that is similar to the stock Nexus icons. The last thing to do in the settings is removing the Quickbar. Just head over to the Quickbar tab and select None. Go back to your homescreen and remove the app drawer icon. Then long-press on an empty area. Select Widgets and find the Pill & Date widget in the Action Launcher 3 category. Add it to the top of your homescreen and you’re done.

The Nexus Launcher look in Action Launcher 3.
This is the end result.

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Patrick is a student and tech enthusiast, mostly interested in UI design, Android modding and custom ROMs.