Microsoft Launcher scores a handful of optimizations and improvements in the latest update


Microsoft has been on a roll expanding the functionality of its Android launcher over the last couple of months. A new update for Microsoft Launcher is now rolling out on Google Play, adding a handful of practical and customization features to the mix. The new stuff includes adjustable size for home screen and app drawer icons, Oreo app shortcuts, and other improvements. Here's the changelog for the new version of Microsoft Launcher (v. 4.5.0.39810):

  • Let meeting attendees know you're running late from the calendar card.
  • Employees whose enterprises leverage Microsoft Intune's data protection policies can now use the Microsoft Launcher for viewing corporate data.
  • Adjust icon size in the app drawer, dock and home screen.
  • Set wallpapers for home and lock screen (7.0+)
  • Add blank pages in vertical mode
  • Recurring reminders
  • Oreo shortcuts creation

In an expected bid to push Bing, Microsoft has also added a new "Trending on Bing" section when accessing the launcher's search interface. It's somewhat similar to the "My feed" tab in Microsoft Edge, in that it is a sort of a news feed containing stories on popular topics, which, of course, redirect users to Bing when tapped.

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