Microsoft’s Android smartphone launcher has received a major redesignJuly 25, 2020
Microsoft’s Android smartphone launcher has received a major redesign
Microsoft has introduced the Launcher v6 Android app for the home screen and is available through the Google Play Store and offers a number of new features compared to the previous version.
This novelty has been worked on for the last six months, as long as the last test phase lasted, and the biggest special feature is the compatibility with the Duo device that Microsoft will probably present at the end of this year. It is interesting in that it will have two screens and could achieve significant success in the market.
But easy for that part of the story, here we need to concentrate on the fact that Microsoft has completely adapted to the Android environment and offers great solutions for that operating system. Microsoft Launcher is certainly such a great solution and it was reached through five years of experience, as many as Microsoft has when it comes to Android launchers. Namely, Arrow Launcher was introduced in 2015, but this latest one has nothing to do with it because the company points out that it was made on a completely new base code.
From now on, there is a dark mode and it “merges” with Android’s preset dark mode. Also, this launcher starts faster, uses less memory, but also less power, so the load on the battery is not as much as in previous versions. In short, it is optimized in an adequate way, in order to better adapt to the current reality on Android devices.
However, the most important thing for Microsoft Launcher v6 is that it offers many applications performed by Microsoft and in total “covers” more than a hundred icons of various applications. For Windows 10 users, all this will be made much easier by the work experience, if they really want their smartphone to be like a computer.
The only condition that is set for Android users to be able to install the launcher is that they have at least Android 7.0 or any newer Android operating system, of course. Also, it doesn’t come with apps, the user has to download them himself from the Google Play Store …