For a while now, Sony has been releasing open beta versions of its Xperia Home launcher for some of its mobile phones. While it’s still labeled as a “unreleased” beta, the launcher is now available to download from the Google Play Store for the first time.
The Play Store version of the beta is meant to be accessed by owners of the most recent Sony phones, including the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra, the Xperia XZs and the high-end XZ Premium. In addition to the new phone support, the updated 10.2.A.3.20 version of Xperia Home has some new features and improvements. They include a new startup animation, along with showing the Promise icons when installing apps. The launcher’s Stage icons are now aligned with the desktop grid and the Settings menu has been reorganized. Finally, there are some unnamed bug fixes and performance improvements.
Keep in mind that this launcher is still labeled as a beta, which means users might encounter more than the usual glitches when accessing it. Again, this launcher is only compatible with a selection of Sony’s Xperia phones, but the fact that is is now in the Play Store may mean the company could make it available to all Android devices at some point.