The appearance of a new launcher isn’t exactly news-worthy information. After all, we come across new customization layers all the time. But it’s a different story if we’re talking about the latest launcher from Xiaomi, the Asian giant with the most growth in recent years. PocoPhone F1 is the new smartphone from the company and it comes equipped with the POCO Launcher, a new customization layer that’s closer to stock Android than MIUI. And yes, you can download and try out this new launcher on Uptodown right now.
Xiaomi is known for its expertise with mobile devices, but also for offering one of the least exciting customization layers for users. Just like what happens with the Hauwei layer, MIUI users tend to make it a priority to find and install different launchers. It seems like the Chinese company is finally starting to take note of this; the new POCO Launcher that we find in its new device is all about simplicity and elegance.
As soon as you install this launcher on your smartphone, you’ll discover one of it’s biggest appeals: the organization of the apps you have installed. When you open the app drawer by swiping up, you’ll find the apps divided into different categories according to what they’re used for. But the organization options don’t stop there – you can also choose if you want to see your apps according to the color of their icons. This is an extremely useful option that you can select from the app settings so that it’s almost impossible to lose sight of any apps on your smartphone.
POCO Launcher offers a lot of similar features to Pixel Launcher, like the dynamic icons, the app shortcuts when you hold your finger down on them, a customized dock, the use of its own icon packages, and so on. It still has a ways to go since it has some compatibility issues, but we have no other choice but to celebrate the release of such a fast and versatile launcher. Especially when it comes from Xiaomi, which has been torturing us with MIUI for ages.
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