With the release of the new Redmi K20 series in China and Xiaomi Mi 9T in Italy, the first real Xiaomi flagship killer, the F1 Pocophone, has definitely lost most of its appeal. What instead remains a rather interesting feature brought by the device to the market is the dedicated launcher created by Xiaomi (or Poco?) For the smartphone.
As you will already have understood, we are talking about the Poco Launcher that now comes in the new 2.0 version.
Little 2.0 Launcher: Beta released for testers on Google Play
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The update was communicated directly by Xiaomi on Twitter along with the explanatory video we can see above.
The main changes on the new application Little 2.0 launcher concern the app drawer. Xiaomi seems to have improved the fluidity of the opening and the appearance of the background inside the drawer. As we can see in the video, going into "Backgrounds" we have three options: "Light", "Dark" and "System". Depending on your taste, we can therefore choose whether we want a dark or light background. It is also possible to set a drawer transparency ranging from 0% to 100%.
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- MIUI (@miuirom) June 15, 2019
Another change concerns the application groups. Until now it was only possible to add applications to groups such as Entertainment, Shopping etc, while from now on you can delete the groups that you do not consider necessary and create new ones of your choice by clicking on the "+" icon at the top right.
It is possible to install the Poco Launcher 2.0 by joining the Xiaomi Beta program at shared link on Twitter. Unfortunately, this seems to be currently unavailable as the maximum number of testers has been reached.
In conclusion, on the 2.0 version we will not find many changes, but perhaps it is better this way since the launcher presented with the Pocophone F1 is one of the most loved in circulation. What do you think instead? Do you agree with us or Xiaomi should have brought other changes? Let us know in the comments section below!