Anyone who has experienced a Xiaomi smartphone will remember with some enthusiasm the fluidity and immediacy of the Chinese company's operating system. The lack of the app drawer, - which perhaps someone will remind iOS and will be a sore point - and the ease of use are certainly characteristic points of the MIUI of Xiaomi. The launch of the Poco launcher, in conjunction with the presentation of the Pocophone F1, in addition, had already begun to reveal something that ... today seems to materialize also on Xiaomi: the new MIUI launcher will have the app drawer!
If until now you were used to looking for apps on your Xiaomi by scrolling to the right, now you will need one swipe upwards (or a click on a dedicated icon) to open the app drawer as on other Android smartphones. This choice of Xiaomi probably falls under the guidelines that Google had dictated some time ago for the use of its Android releases: for manufacturers it will no longer be possible to deviate too much from the dictates of the Californian house, a symptom of the search for uniformity of Google.
How to try the new MIUI launcher with the app drawer
For the more curious - but especially for those who are not afraid of changes - there is the possibility of try the new MIUI launcher in Alpha version, in the 188.8.131.525-06141703 release, by downloading the apk file from following link
To activate the drawer you will have to activate the option shown in the following image (in Chinese) and recoverable by accessing the menu Settings> Launcher.
Once enabled, the presentation of the new features introduced by the new launcher (in Chinese, however) will start, among which are to be reported the shortcuts to apps which will appear in the event of a long press on an icon and the recent apps that will be updated in the first row of the drawer.
Surely many of you will not be happy with this novelty that will not just upset the daily experience of Xiaomi smartphones, but as you have certainly noticed, it will not be a forced choice as it will always be possible to disable the drawer from the settings menu.
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