05 December 2018
The Xiaomi sub-brand Pocophone F1 took the smartphone market by storm as no one could anticipate the arrival of such a bang for buck phone. The device competes directly with the OnePlus 6 and costs just half of the price charged by OnePlus for its OnePlus 6. Apart from this, a sight for sore eyes was definitely the launcher which comes installed on the Poco F1, called the POCO Launcher. While the launcher was available for a few days by unofficially sideloading it, it is now officially available on the Play Store.
Unfortunately, while it has been made available on the Play Store it’s still not available for download just as of yet. The app on the Play Store bears the “Unreleased” tag. This means that the app is still being put through tests in its beta phase. The POCO Launcher does bear quite a resemblance to Xiaomi’s MIUI Android skin with the main difference lying in the fact that the POCO Launcher has an app drawer which MIUI lacks. The customization offered by the POCOC Launcher in terms of searches is pretty neat and helps improve overall user experience, making it a lot more convenient. A few highlights of the launcher include icon customization, built-in search, and even grouping of apps into numerous categories.
Coming to the support side of things, do bear in mind that all smartphones may not support the launcher. In order to ensure a smooth and correct function of the launcher, one must own a Xiaomi smartphone running on MIUI. If you’re too impatient to wait for it to become available for download on the Play Store, you could always try sideloading it! If you’ve tried using it, do share your experience with us in the comments section below!
POCO Launcher | Android | Play Store