Sony Xperia Home beta now available on the Google Play

Sony Xperia Home beta now available on the Google Play
Sony has been working on the Xperia Home for a few years now, but the application was only available to those who enrolled in the beta. The good news is starting today, anyone with access to Google Play Store will be able to download the Sony Xperia Home.

The app is still in beta, but at least you'll now have a quickest and fastest way to download and install it on your smartphone. Along with the release of the Xperia Home launcher in the Google Play Store, Sony also made it available to additional Xperia smartphones.

The Xperia Home was exclusive to Sony's high-end smartphones, but the latest update makes it compatible with other devices like Xperia A1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium.

The latest beta version of Sony Xperia Home includes a couple of improvements over the previous iterations such as a new startup animation, a reorganized settings menu, as well as stage icons aligned with desktop grid.

The changelog also mentions that Promise icons will be shown when installing apps. However, there are two known limitations with these Promise icons, as it's currently not possible to move a promise icon while the app is being downloaded. Moreover, icon graphics won't become available during installation due to an issue with Google Play.

source: Google+



1. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I love previous iterations of this Launcher, and the current beta should be top notch as well... (obviously not as flexible as NOVA or other popular ones)... but this one has a MAJOR annoyance for me which is that you can't drop the notification bar by doing a slide down gesture from anywhere on the screen... instead this brings the useless "App Search" feature that cannot be turned off....

2. ermond012

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

It should be noted that the availability of Xperia Home (beta) in the PS is only available for this year's Xperia devices (XZs, XZ Premium, XA1, XA1 Ultra) and future Xperia devices while users who are using older Xperia devices (XZ, X Compact, X, X Performance, XA, etc...) will still receive the update through What's New or Update Center.

3. azadsp

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Can I hide an app in google pixel launcher without rooting my Moto G5 Plus? Please help me with this as I don't want to use any other launcher. Thank you. ☺

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