In recent days, Nothing offers users the opportunity to try out its built-in launcher on the latest Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixels. However, it is also possible to try it on Huawei and Xiaomi smartphones by downloading the official APK. We explain how to proceed.
As you may know, Nothing released the public beta of Nothing OS, its internal overlay, on April 28, 2022. We should mainly find it on the phone (1), the brand’s first smartphone. In fact, users can only try (for now) the Nothing bootloader. As explained by the young brand founded by Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, only a few smartphones are officially compatible with the launcher, namely Samsung devices from the Galaxy S21 and S22 series and the latest Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 6..
However, the manufacturer also offers a boot apk file, downloadable from the APK Mirror website. In fact, it is possible to try it on other devices, especially on Huawei smartphones (provided it is below EMUI 12), on Xiaomi smartphones (with MIUI 12 and 13), but also on a variety of devices such as Many posts in social networks prove it.
Indeed, several Internet users have shown screenshots claiming that the launcher APK also works on the Aquos R6, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Sony Xperia 1 or even the Redmi Note 9S. In other words, and contrary to what the brand advertises, Nothing launcher works like a charm on many devices. See how you can download the Nothing launcher APK to try it on your device.
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How to download Nothing Launcher APK
First of all, you need to go to the APK Mirror website to download the Nothing Launcher (Beta) 1.0.0 APK. Note that it may be necessary allow the installation of applications from external sources from the Security tab in your smartphone settings. Keep in mind, however, that this option should be turned off again after installation to ensure the security of your device, as installing apps outside of the Google Play Store is always risky.
- Once the APK file has been downloaded, go to the tab Downloads or via File Explorer
- Then go to the tab Applications > Applications for use by default
- Click the tab Home screen application
- Select Nothing Launcher
- This is !
As a reminder, Nothing’s built-in boot application offers some exclusive features, such as the ability to enlarge application and folder icons, custom weather and clock widgets, and Nothing wallpapers and styles.