As reported by XDA-Developers, an early build of Samsung Experience 10 based on Android 9 Pie rolled out last week, boasting a quite controversial design. However, it’s now only supporting Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with Snapdragon chipsets, so users of another Samsung Galaxy models should wait for a final version. Luckily, the XDA-Developers team extracted some parts out of this release, including the Samsung Experience 10 Launcher, and made them available for Samsung Galaxy phones with Android 8.0+. Besides, the devs also extracted the new Samsung Internet 9.0.
The new Samsung Experience 10 Launcher brings new changes
While the new Samsung Experience 10 Launcher is quite similar to the previous one (the 9.5 version), there are some new improvements and some visual changes.
Accordingly, the new Launcher boasts larger icons and new animations for launching Bixby Home. For those who use Bixby Home, the new Samsung Experience 10 Launcher allows it to load faster than the previous version. However, we’re talking here about an extraction made out of an early-build Samsung Experience 10 based on Android 9 Pie so, eventually, when the final variant is live, many other changes might appear.
How to install the Samsung Experience 10 Launcher extracted by XDA-Developers
According to the official XDA-Developers blog post on this one, you can’t just load up the app on top of your existing launcher installation because Samsung doesn’t allow you to upgrade system apps in that way. However, the team came up with a solution.
After using App Cloner from the Google Play Store to clone the new Samsung Experience 10 Launcher APK, the XDA-Developers managed to come out with a stable version that could be installed and function in parallel to the pre-loaded system launcher.
According to XDA, the new Samsung Experience 10 Launcher APK runs on any Samsung Galaxy device with Android 8.0 Oreo or newer, meaning that it works on Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note FE, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, and Galaxy Note 9.
Grab the new launcher from here.