Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher set for a big update soon

Microsoft is planning to update Arrow launcher, its custom launcher on the Android platform, to bring several new features to it.

Version 3.0 of Arrow Launcher is set to start rolling out to users soon after an extensive period of beta testing with a subset of users who have signed up to test it through the Play Store.

Some of the notable new features will include a utility page, accessible by swiping left on the home screen, which will allow users to quickly access the things they do the most on their Android smartphone like say, frequent contacts, most used apps and so on. Users will also be able to choose between vertical and horizontal scrolling in the launcher’s app drawer once the update rolls out.

Can’t wait to see what Microsoft’s Garage team has been up to with Arrow Launcher? Dive right in.

UPDATE

Version 3.0 of Arrow Launcher is now live. It is more battery efficient, uses less memory and, according to Microsoft, is 10% faster.

Emmanuel Chenze

Let's just say I know my stuff. I have 7 years experience handling, tinkering with and then writing extensively about Android stuff. Sometimes it is exciting, sometimes it is not; things can get stale with nothing new to show but I live for each one of those moments. Have something Android-related that you believe I need to have a look at? Hit me up: echenze@androidkenya.com