New Microsoft Launcher version for Android - November 20  

    New Microsoft Launcher version for Android - November 20

    New Microsoft Launcher version for Android - November 20

    Posted: 21 Nov 2018
    With Microsoft Launcher, you can personalize your Android device to match your style with wallpapers, theme colors, icon packs and more. With a Microsoft account or work/school account, you can access your calendar, documents, and recent activities in your personalized feed. You can even open photos, docs and web pages on your Windows PC* to be productive across all your devices.

    • People at your fingertips. Have your most important people at your fingertips. Pin contacts to your Home screen and place them anywhere on the Home screen, dock or in folders.
    • Choose your look. Personalize the look and feel of your device by customizing your wallpaper, theme and accent colors, icon packs, gestures and more.
    • Personalized feed. See your most important information at a glance like news, calendar events, docs, contacts and more in your personalized feed. You can even set your feed as your default Home.
    • Continue on PC. Snap a pic on your phone and see it instantly on your Windows PC* or continue editing an Office 365 document on your PC by linking your phone with your Windows PC.
    • Search the web and your phone in one place. Search the web or your files, apps, docs, messages and web results using Microsoft Launcher's universal search bar.
    • Gesture customization. With deep customization for gestures, you can double tap to lock your phone, swipe up for app drawer and more.


    • fix the problem of wallpaper becoming black on some Android P devices;
    • minor release including crash and bug fixing for 5.0.1 release.

    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    21 Nov 2018

  1. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10

    Extremely slow to load and doesn't play nicely with multiple Google accounts.
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  2. Posts : 568
    Windows 11 Pro

    I installed it and took a look at it. Once I saw how clunky it was I reverted back to my default launcher and uninstalled it.
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  3. Posts : 1,099
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    Yes, I installed this without knowing what it was thinking it would just be a different way to connect my S8+ to my notebook.
    WOW, dame thing took over my Phone I spent quite while finding my apps lost all my desktops and still took me a few minutes to figure out how to uninstall it and recover my phone. happens to anyone else force a stop that will un-gray the uninstall button.
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  4. Posts : 384
    Window 10

    My experience is the opposite of those posted thus far. Once I figured the MS launcher out I was able customize it completely the way I wanted it. It is much smoother than my prior launcher (Go Launcher) and the device runs better. (Go Launcher was apparently running some pervasive background processes that slowed the device down, especially when it woke up.)
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  5. Posts : 568
    Windows 11 Pro

    I don't like how it scrunches up my widgets when I place them on a page.
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  6. Posts : 3,334
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Looks like a poor substitute for Nova Launcher.
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  7. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10

    I like my Zen Launcher, it's fast and lite and stylish!

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