[Update: Fixed] You're not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location

Update 1: 2018/11/05 6:13pm PST

Fixed

There was a time when the Google app was just a search box for your home screen (the package name is actually “googlequicksearchbox”). Now, it’s an integral part of your phone that can add new and wonderful features via an update. Unfortunately, it can also introduce new and infuriating bugs. Case in point, a recent Google app update is causing launchers to ping your location every time you go home. Read More[Update: Fixed] You’re not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You're not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location

There was a time when the Google app was just a search box for your home screen (the package name is actually “googlequicksearchbox”). Now, it’s an integral part of your phone that can add new and wonderful features via an update. Unfortunately, it can also introduce new and infuriating bugs. Case in point, a recent Google app update is causing launchers to ping your location every time you go home. Which launchers? Read MoreYou’re not alone: A recent Google app update is causing launchers to constantly request your location was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fix coming] Hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug adds a second notch to the side of the screen

Update 1: 2018/10/29 10:18am PDT

Google just reached out to let us know that not only is the company aware of this highly anomalous behavior, but that a fix should be “coming soon.” If you

The notch on the Pixel 3 XL is probably one of the most derided smartphone features in history, or, judging by our comments section, the worst thing to ever happen in the history of the universe. Read More[Update: Fix coming] Hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug adds a second notch to the side of the screen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apex Launcher developer admits defeat, tries to roll back app to v3

There was a time when Apex Launcher was among the best home screen apps on Android. However, it fell behind the likes of Nova and Action Launcher before going silent. Apex made a comeback in 2017, but the update to v4 over the summer has been nothing short of a disaster. Now, the developers are trying to undo the damage by rolling back to v3 in the latest “update.”

The response was swift and overwhelmingly negative when the v4 update rolled out over the summer. Read MoreApex Launcher developer admits defeat, tries to roll back app to v3 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.