The beta version of Poco Launcher has received an important update today, so much so that the MIUI development team calls it 2.0. It adds some features and brings several updates. On top of all the adjustments, it brings in an even cleaner look with semi transparent backgrounds and a few ironed out graphics. Let’s take a closer look.
The changes are mostly about polishing the design and making the experience smoother with the app drawer. Now it can have a semi-transparent background, so you can see your wallpaper even under the white/black/gray layer. The transparency is customizable – that way you can have your precious main image and Dark Mode at the same time.
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— MIUI (@miuirom) June 14, 2019
Xiaomi has also demonstrated the launcher’s flexible app management options. Now you can create your own custom groups and add and remove apps from them easily, to ensure you don’t have to waste any time finding what you need. Things are much more streamlined than before, and things were already pretty decent before this.
Outside of that, performance has been significantly improved, so much so that POCO Launcher is now much more responsive and fluid. There are also numerous adjustments to the interface and settings screen, while some annoying bugs have been fixed. It isn’t clear when the stable version of launcher will be out, as the tweet only talked about the beta version.
You are unfortunately out of luck if you wish to get enrolled in the Beta Programme as it is already full. If more slots open in the future however, you can visit this page, sign up for the program and download Poco Launcher 2.0 from the Play Store.