Back in August this year, Xiaomi launched Poco F1, the first smartphone under its newly-minted Poco sub brand. In these few months, Poco F1 has created a maelstrom in the mid-range smartphone segment, thanks to a combination of flagship-grade specs and ridiculously-affordable pricing. To go with the new smartphone, Xiaomi also introduced Poco UI, a new Android UI overlay. While it s largely similar to the company s MIUI, Poco UI does come with some nifty extras and enhancements. Of these, perhaps the most important is the Poco launcher, which comes with a fully-customizable app drawer, something that MIUI (and majority of Chinese custom UI overlays) lacks. And now, Xiaomi s launcher has gotten even better. Also Read - Google Play Store bans 29 malicious Android applicationsAlso Read - Infinix Smart 5 specifications leaked online
Xiaomi has updated Poco launcher with a host of new features and improvements. These include a new style of notification badges, and extended functional support for many different smartphone models. The update also brings a better look for the launcher s settings, as well as the functionality to wake up the smartphone by double tapping on the screen. The new version also includes general performance improvements and bug-fixes. Also Read - Google Maps Live View AR feature helps pinpoint your location in crowded areas
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However, it s worth noting that the update is for the launcher s beta version, so you need to be a beta tester in order to get all these features. Also, there s no specific timeline as to when these will be rolled out to the stable version of Poco launcher. Some of the interesting features that Xiaomi s Poco launcher comes with include support for custom icon packs, home-screen layout customization, and the ability to sort app icons based on their color.