Microsoft has today released its new and revamped Android launcher more than two years ago. Android devices include launchers that dictate the homescreen experience. Microsoft is taking advantage of that in a big way to bridge the gap between mobile and PC.
Microsoft Launcher will let Android users continue viewing photos, editing documents, or reading websites from a mobile to a PC. It’s something Microsoft has been experimenting with recently, and “continue on PC” is also a big part of the new Edge browser for iOS and Android. It’s also very similar to macOS’ Handoff feature.
With the new launcher, You can tap on files in the homescreen feed and trigger them to launch on a PC. If you’re an Android user that uses Microsoft services like OneDrive, Office, and Outlook, this will be a good feature for you. That’s the type of person that this launcher is really designed for.
Microsoft Launcher also has a feed of information from calendar appointments and reminders, to recent photos and news. You can customize it fully, with different light and dark themes and color accents just like Windows 10. It’s all designed to match Microsoft’s new Fluent Design that the company is pushing across its products, with subtle hints at light, depth, and motion.
If you’re an existing user of the Arrow Launcher then you’ll be automatically upgraded to the Microsoft Launcher, any other Android users will be able to download and install the preview today through the Google Play Store.