The one thing OnePlus has not updated in a long time is the home application, or as we call it, the OnePlus Launcher. Most of the non-Google phones come with their own firmware built on top of the official AOSP sources. Similarly, the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has developed Oxygen OS as a stock firmware for all of its devices. The stock Oxygen OS firmware also comes with a OnePlus Launcher which is now being updated to version 2.0.
The OnePlus Launcher 2.0 comes with a completely new design and brings latest trends to the official firmware. The first thing you will notice with the launcher is the missing App Drawer icon. It replaces the App drawer icon with a swipe up gesture to access the installed app, similar to the latest Pixel Launcher. OnePlus Launcher 2.0 also brings a new set of round icons. The icons are also flat giving it a more materialistic design. Not all the apps have been converted to a circular form, but only the mainstream ones like Google apps, Facebook, Twitter, stock apps etc. With more updates, you can expect support for more round icons.
The app drawer search button is still present and you can directly search apps from Google Play store. The App Drawer is now translucent making the home screen fairly visible.
This may or may no may not work on the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X as their firmware is not based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat or later. The OnePlus Launcher 2.0 APK is targeted towards devices running official Nougat firmware like the official Oxygen OS 4.1.1 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. However, you can still try installing it on OP 2/X as there is no harm doing so.
- App shortcuts
- Swipe up drawer
- Translucent dock
Download OnePlus Launcher 2.0
More updates from OnePlus:
- OnePlus 3T midnight black stock wallpapers
- OnePlus 5 wallpapers
- Galaxy S8 Plus official wallpapers
- Install latest Oxygen OS firmware