Poco F1 Stock Launcher can now be installed on ANY Android device. Download the latest version of POCO Launcher APK for all Android.
22nd August 2018 will be remembered as an ironic day in the history of smartphones by many people from around the world. On this same day, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 in India whereas Xiaomi’s sub-brand Pocophone launched the F1 at almost one-fourth of the price of the Galaxy S9 with almost the same internal specifications. The Pocophone F1 packs in the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 64, 128 or 256 GB of internal storage. The 4000 mAh battery is responsible to supply power which ensures great battery life. In first of its kind at this price segment, the Pocophone F1 also houses a liquid cooling system that will help to keep the phone cool during intensive tasks. It also features an infrared camera on the front to support 3D face unlocking mechanism which is similar to what is present on the iPhone X and the Oppo Find X which costs a lot more.
Not only does it pack in powerful hardware, it also packs in quality software which is a slightly modified version of the MIUI. The Pocophone F1 runs its own Poco launcher which is based on MIUI 9.6 on top of Android Oreo 8.1. The Poco Launcher brings in some interesting changes to the MIUI as we see an app drawer for the first time on any phone running the MIUI. The launcher keeps all the basic customisability and features of the MIUI 9.6 while adding some more of its own like color based app sorting, automatic grouping and hiding of app. It also categorizes apps based on their functions and features, rather than relying on folders for this.
If you are someone who is interested in running the Poco launcher on your android phone, here is how you can grab it.
Poco Launcher for All Android
One must note that the app is still in beta and you will experience some bugs and frame drops from here and there. For instance, on some occasions, I witnessed the drop in frames while opening the app drawer and opening certain other apps.
Here are a few screenshots:
It still needs refinements and all the features of the original Poco Launcher from the Pocophone F1 are not available for all yet. However, the app is stable enough to be used as the daily driver.
Download Poco Launcher APK
Before downloading the Poco launcher, make sure that your device runs on Android 5.0+ as it is not compatible with any versions below it.
Now, you can download the Poco Launcher by Xiaomi Inc. for free by clicking below:
- Download Poco Launcher APK | 15.50 MB
How to Install Poco Launcher on Any Andriod
- Download the Poco Launcher APK file from the downloads section above.
- Once the download is complete, navigate to the location where downloaded files are stored on your phone and sideload it.
- Once the app is installed, open the app and grant all the necessary permissions.
Congratulations! You successfully installed the Poco Launcher on your Android.
One must note that the app is still in beta and you will experience some bugs and frame drops from here and there. For instance, on some occasions, I witnessed the drop in frames while opening the app drawer. It still needs refinements and all the features of the original Poco Launcher from the Pocophone F1 are not available for all yet. However, the app is stable enough to be used as the daily driver.
This article is based on my experiences with the Poco Launcher running on my Honor View 10.
This is the easiest way to get the Poco Launcher on your Android Phone. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.