It has just been a week when we posted the Xperia S Home Launcher and widgets for you. In my opinion it is one of the best stock launchers with unlimited options for customization. Now we have again stumbled upon a new leaked version of the Xperia Home Launcher. The old launcher was at version 4.0.3.A.0.9, while the new one upgrades it to version version 5.1.S.0.0.

The new Xperia Home Launcher is very different from the old one and it brings several new features. It changes are at  graphic and function both levels. Having installed the new launcher, you will discern the changes at the dock bar at the homescreen that looks sleeker than that of the old version.

There are heavy changes at the app drawer too where you can see app rearrangement option at the left and a search icon at the right. In the old version we had to tap at the homescreen or the menu button to launch the launcher settings, choose wallpapers and add widgets or app shortcuts. The apps, widgets and wallpapers page opened separately. Now the selection panel open at the bottom.Now you can install widgets, apps, wallpapers and themes in a new way. Just long press an empty space on the home screen to get the option. Another subtle change we noticed is a new screen transition when moving from one home screen to the next. Download the leaked Xperia Home Launcher from the link below and then jump at the screenshots gallery.

Download Xperia Home Launcher:  com.sonyericsson.home.apk

Update: Download Xperia Z Launcher and Widgets

Please note that this is the official version of Xperia launcher that can be installed only on Sony Xperia phones. If you have a different handset, you can compensate yourself with the older version of the launcher that works with all Android phones. We just hope that the new launcher will be made to run with other devices very soon.

How to Install Sony Xperia Z Home Launcher on Non-Xperia Devices:

Tutorial Here: Link



source: xperia blog