Get Android One launcher on any Android smartphone

Get Android One launcher on any Android smartphone
The Android One program is certainly one that draws a fair bit of attention. It's a special partnership between Google and 3rd party manufacturers, which makes it possible to sell midrange phones with vanilla Android on board, at really affordable prices. Google's stamp of approval on them is one factor that makes them alluring, and the other is the fact that the phones are free of any custom manufacturer skinning, UI enhancement, et cetera. Basically, it's your entry-level Pixels of the world, made by other companies.

With the love for the Google Android being so strong among fans, you might be feeling inclined to try out the Android One launcher — it's kind of like the Pixel launcher, but has its own twists to it. However, up until now, that wasn't possible without rooting your phone. And who has time for that, right?

Well, developer AmirZ — also known for making a Pixel Launcher port that didn't require root — has now released his own version of the “rootless” Android One Launcher, pulled from the Xiaomi Mi A1. The app will basically make your handset's lock screen, home screen, and app drawer look like an Android One phone would — from the icons to the animations and the way the device behaves — and add the Google Feed.



Unfortunately, the app is, of course, not up on the Play Store. You can download the .apk from a 3rd party source, which we will link below, but do keep in mind that there is always a bit of danger involved when downloading such software from outside of Google's ecosystem.

Also, important note, make sure you don't have the Pixel Launcher or Android One Launcher on your phone already, before attempting to install this.


via: XDA Developers

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5 Comments

1. peter.k

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 05, 2017

Thanks, but no thanks! The Pixel launcher is superior IMHO.

2. Phantom1031

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Hey man why you commented on your own article¿

3. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

These are 2 different people. Paul K. posted this, not Peter.

4. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Why don't you review Mi A1?

5. emjoigently

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

I wish Goog would officially release a new launcher, rather than having to rely on hacks. I was a devoted Google Now Launcher user for a long time.

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