You can download Nokia Launcher APK for other Android phones and tablets. Nokia is re-entering the Android market with its new lineup of 2017 smartphones. We recently got our hands on the Nokia 3 which we reviewed here: Nokia 3 Review but along with that, we were able to extract the launcher that ships default on the phone. Many readers might think that the Nokia launcher is a heavily skinned affair but actually, it is quite similar to Google’s Pixel Launcher. In fact, we think, this is the only phone, except the Pixel lineup, which you can get that ships with the Pixel Launcher. Read further to find out more details and how to download and install Nokia 3 Launcher on any Android device.
Nokia X lineup, back in the day, was the only Android offering from Nokia. However, it didn’t gain traction due to the highly modified UI which was supposed to be a Windows phone look-alike. However, this time around, Nokia has done a very good job with the UI. It hasn’t tweaked it much and has stayed true to vanilla Android. You can view the launcher running in the screenshots below along with download links and an installation guide.
Download Nokia Launcher APK
You can download the Nokia Launcher APK from the following link: Download Nokia Launcher APK
After you download it, install it like any other APK. If you are installing an APK for the very first time, you would have to allow “Install from Unknown Sources” option in settings. Continue reading below on instructions on how to install an APK manually on your phone and also watch this video demo of the launcher.
The above screenshots are from the Nokia Launcher APK running on the Nexus 6P phone.
How to Install Nokia Launcher APK
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this tutorial to work.
Step 1 – Download Nokia Launcher APK:
- File: NokiaLauncher.apk
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, see link below on where to find this setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. You can open it by pressing your HOME button and then select the “Launcher3” option.
That’s it! You can now set the Nokia Launcher as your default app and use it on your Android device.
If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here:
How to Uninstall Nokia Launcher From Your Phone
If you are already tired of playing with the Nokia launcher or you just didn’t like it and want to revert back to the default / stock launcher of your Android device, here is a quick tutorial on how to do that.
Step 1 – Go to Settings > Applications on your phone.
Step 2 – Tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Show system apps”
Step 3 – Now scroll down and look for the “Launcher3” app. Tap on it.
Step 4 – Now, click on “Uninstall”.