A few weeks ago we anticipated that the MIUI development team was at work on the release of the new POCO Launcher arrived at the 2.0 version and that the Beta was already in circulation for the various field tests. Considering also the announcement by the company to insert the App Drawer on the next MIUI releases, we can even hypothesize that it is POCO Launcher 2.0 that animates the home of Xiaomi's proprietary interface.
But apart from these considerations, from today you can download the POCO Launcher 2.0 on all Android devices, as the Beta period is over. The new entries include:
- Now you can add, delete and rename custom application categories. Adding and removing applications from categories is also supported;
- We have made many small improvements to the user interface;
- We have increased overall performance;
- We also fixed some bugs.
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- MIUI (@miuirom) June 14, 2019
POCO Launcher 2.0 available for download
As mentioned earlier POCO Launcher 2.0 is available for download directly from Play Store and now that the testing phase is over, the company has enriched the changelog of the app. POCO Launcher is now finally compatible also on Android Q (we remind you that Mi 9 and the same POCOPHONE F1 have started testing for the new major Android release), you can also change the style of notification badges (Dot or numbers) if your device has Android 8.0 or later.
- MIUI (@miuirom) July 4th, 2019
Among the other functions we find the possibility to perform a double tap on the screen to lock the device such as the ability to lock home screen icons. The search function is also enhanced, which will now show more results locally, while for the dark mode it will be necessary to wait for a further update. And what do you think? Try the new version of the alternative launcher by Xiaomi or will you remain faithful to the classic Home setting proposed by MIUI?