Sony’s Concept for Marshmallow software has introduced a number of interesting new features to the Xperia line-up. One of the most popular seems to be the customized launcher, which offers a number of new features above and beyond Sony’s stock option. Fortunately more of us can now try it out, as the launcher has been ported.
Any device running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop or newer should now be able to try out the software, known as the “xMarshmallow Concept Launcher”. The beta version has been tested on the Xperia Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z5 but should work on any smartphone, although there are no guarantees. You won’t require root access for the beta version, but there is also a second download that works on Android 5.0 devices and newer. It includes a number of fixes but does require root access.
The launcher includes the familiar animation, dock and icon settings. If you are into your home screen customization, the app also supports the full selection of icon packs that are available from the Google Play Store. Just head on into the launcher’s settings and select your desired icon pack.
If you want to try out something new this week, the APK is available for free by following the link below.