Download: Samsung Experience 10 Launcher for any Samsung Galaxy Smartphones on Android 8.0+
We discovered an early build of Samsung Experience 10 based on Android Pie just last week, and it comes with a new, controversial redesign. Although you can install the build now if you own either a Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9+, most of you will want to hold off on installing beta software builds. Fortunately, thanks to the availability of the software, we’re able to pull some of the new apps like Samsung Internet 9.0. Another app that we’ve pulled is the updated Samsung Experience 10.0 Launcher. This launcher is very similar to the one that’s part of Samsung Experience 9.5 as found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but it has some changes.
This update has slightly larger icons in the app drawer as well as within the folders in the app drawer. It also has a new animation for launching Bixby Home. Bixby Home, for those who use it, also launches faster than it did on the old Samsung Experience 9.5 Launcher. The settings for the app has the same black background and oversized white card style that is a staple of Samsung Experience 10 but keep in mind that this APK is pulled from a leaked build so it could be getting further changes.
You can’t just sideload the app on top of your existing launcher installation, however, because Samsung prevents you from updating system apps in that way. I was able to get the updated launcher APK working on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 by using App Cloner from the Google Play Store. This app allows you to clone apps and install multiple copies of them. I pulled the cloned APK and found that it worked because it was resigned and renamed the package and thus wouldn’t interfere with my existing launcher installation.
The Samsung Experience 10 Launcher that I pulled will run on any Samsung Galaxy device running Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 8.1 Oreo, or the leaked Android 9 Pie build. That means the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note FE, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 should all be able to sideload this launcher APK. To install it, you just sideload the APK linked below. Then, you can go to settings and set it as your default launcher. Just a warning, though, that notification dots for applications will not show up.
I have run this Samsung Experience 10 Launcher APK on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for about a week and I have noticed very few issues with it. If you have any Samsung Galaxy phone running Android 8.0 Oreo and later, I highly recommend installing it.