Sony says it's stopping development of its Xperia Home launcher

Sony Xperia XZ2 Android P Beta 2 Download Available Now

Back in the day, the Xperia launcher was one of the best out there, as it was the first one to seamlessly integrate Google Feed (aka Google Now Cards) into it. While on default settings, it is pretty close to stock Android and old-fashioned-looking, to be honest, it is still fairly customizable. You got the ability to change icons, their sizes, hide apps, get app recommendations, customize the dock.

In this "maintenance phase", Xperia Home will no longer receive new features. Sony has announced the end of feature development on the Xperia Launcher, and the beta community will vanish in a few weeks.

The latest update to Xperia Home (11.3.A.0.17) prior to this switch was mostly focused on bug fixes anyways.

Corrected calculations of blurred wallpaper offset in landscape. Sony says it will continue supporting the launcher with minor updates for "as long as deemed necessary".

The post also included a changelog for what appears to be the final version of the app 11.3.A.0.17 and it's nearly only big fixes.

Inside, Sony says they have fixed issues regarding the microphone, wireless charging, Global Positioning System not working, exFAT formatted SD cards not working, 4G+ causing modem crashes, plus plenty more squashed bugs.

If you're rocking Android P on your Xperia XZ2, go get this update. Nevertheless, I welcome that business decision as stability is always better than functionality, and quality is always better than quantity. Most likely, maintenance stage will be continued for a couple of months. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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