Xiaomi’s has their second sub-brand as POCO after Black Shark. POCO Mobiles is targeted at customers which need performance-based handset and it unveils a new war in the flagship devices. The Xiaomi‘s POCO F1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based on proprietary MIUI skin on top but includes POCO launcher instead of MIUI launcher. Here we go through a guide on how to get Poco Launcher for Android i.e., download POCO Launcher APK for Android.
POCO Launcher for Android
The POCO launcher is the newest launcher by Xiaomi on their POCO smartphones. It’s seen as the default launcher on the Poco F1 smartphone and it will be only available on Xiaomi’s POCO mobiles but not to other company’s phone like Mi or Redmi.
If you want to try it out then you have two options :
- Download Poco Launcher from Play Store
- Poco Launcher APK download
POCO Launcher Android App
Xiaomi has made it clear that they will launch the Poco launcher app on Google Play Store on the first flash sale of the device on August 29th in India.
Poco Launcher Features:
The major improvements that we see moving on from the MIUI launcher is the addition of app drawer.
- Includes app drawer
- A search bar at bottom of the screen to search for a keyword
- Includes quick shortcuts for various actions, something like ‘3D Touch‘ as seen on iPhone
- Includes inbound settings to hide apps
- Group apps based on categories
Download Poco Launcher APK
Someone accidentally leaked the launcher before the official release on above-said dates. It’s now available as the APK download. Although it’s in beta stage, it’s enough for users like us to gets hands-on on how it will be.
Download Poco Launcher APK (beta) from here.
Source: MIUI forums