Google owns the platform that is being used by the majority of smartphone users across the globe. However, the company offers different versions of Android to the smartphone users with different hardware support. Smartphones Such as Google’s Pixel series, Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto X4 are the phones that are powered by Android one version. Android one is the best version of the Android which is pure and simple. The other smartphones with a comparatively lower price range have a normal Android version. But, now there is an app available that can give your normal smartphone, the Android one Launcher along with Google feed.
There is a number of differences between an Android one and normal Android version, but the Android one launcher is most talked about. Now, the non-Android one user can add a little touch of flagship phones to their normal Android version. All you need to do is download the launcher that is being pre-installed on these flagship smartphones.
The Android one launcher for non-supporting phones is developed by a developer named, Amir Zaidi (also known as AmriZ). The interested users need to download the APK file created by Zaidi and install the app. Once you install the app, the launcher will change the home screen by converting it into Android one’s UI. You will find the support for the adaptive icons, working Google feed on the leftmost side and you can also access the app drawers by swiping up. However, the launcher will not work on the smartphones running on Android one or saving Pixel launcher installed.
You must be thinking it's a lot more similar to the Pixel launcher, and yes it is but with two major differences. The Google search bar is present at the top of the screen in the launcher instead of the bottom. The other difference is that you won't find any Glance widget in this app like the one available in Pixel launcher. The Android one version was launched by Google back in 2014 and it's the most superior of all the available version. The best advantage of having an Android one supported smartphone is that any new update will be available to you as soon as it is ready. On the contrary, the normal Android smartphones have to wait for the public release and its take quite a time.
However, this app from Zaidi will help you in experiencing the Android one launcher on your phone for free.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow