It was late last year that Microsoft rebranded its launcher for Android, formerly known as Arrow Launcher, to Microsoft Launcher, bringing with it some major changes and improvements. Since then, Microsoft has steadily released a number of updates, adding Cortana integration, custom rotating backgrounds, and more.
Today, the company is releasing a new update for beta users of the launcher, and it brings a number of minor changes and improvements that should make the overall experience more customizable and powerful. Here's the full list of changes from the Play Store listing:
- Improved Home screen import logic
- Sort your apps alphabetically in folders
- Display names of apps or folders in your dock
- Customizable gesture for pressing the Home button from the Home screen
- New gesture option that lets you quickly lock your Home screen
Microsoft Launcher is already a fairly powerful and customizable launcher for Android, and it even includes features such as the ability to continue tasks on your PC. The new update doesn't bring any major new features, but these smaller enhancements make for a launcher that's even more personal.
If you'd like to install the launcher and try it yourself, you can find it here. You can also sign up for the beta program from the Play Store page on an Android device.