OnePlus Launcher arrives to the Google Play Store, but most won't be able to install it

OnePlus has been in the news quite a bit lately for issues here and there in regards to its latest handset, the OnePlus 5. Beyond the bad press, the company has been making moves by breaking apart components of its OxygenOS and making it available as individual apps on the Google Play Store. The latest offering has the firm releasing one of the more core components of its OS, the OnePlus Launcher as a separate download.

By having separate apps available on the Google Play Store, this strategy allows the firm to update those parts without the need to release an over-the-air (OTA) update of its entire OS. If curious, you can see the description of the app in the portion below.

WYSIWYG Settings

  • WYSIWYG - “What you see is what you get”, OnePlus launcher provide options in the most intuitive way. You always can preview the changes before you apply them. Just a glance, stay cool, no need to check it again and again.

Organize your life in Shelf

  • Shelf is a space that only reserved for you. Basically you can place what you want in it and make it your own way. Also we make something special for you such as weather info, quick notes and recent launched apps. Hopefully a simple swipe can help you find all you need for the whole day.

Secret gestures

  • Under the options, we preset gestures for you to quick access notifications and the search. Try swiping up or down on your home screen and you will like it for sure.
  • Customize your icons
  • OnePlus launcher support a wide range of icon packs. You can change them simply by a tap in options or drag an icon to the top. In addition of our default icon packs, there are hundreds of icon packs on the market for you. Download your favorite ones and give them a try.

In addition to the OnePlus Launcher, the firm also previously released the Weather and Gallery app. While all of the aforementioned apps are currently available via the Play Store, it will only be available for download for compatible OnePlus handsets. If interested, the OnePlus 5 can be purchased starting at $479.

Source: Google Play Store

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