Microsoft's Arrow Launcher for Android soon to receive a massive update


Arrow Launcher is mildly popular among Android users, but Microsoft hopes to improve the app's appeal with regular updates that add new features and improvements.

The last massive update for Arrow Launcher was released last summer, but smaller ones were pushed to Google Play Store almost monthly. Those who use the launcher will be pleased to know that Microsoft plans another big update for its Android application.

Arrow Launcher 3.0 has already been released in the beta channel, and after a short testing period, it should be published in the Google Play Store for everyone to try it.

Among the most important changes included in the update, Microsoft mentions the ability to select “VERTICAL” or “HORIZONTAL” scrolling for apps page. Also, there's a new utility page where users can pin utility cards as individual pages, or customize it the way they wish.

Some minor changes to Back & Restore feature have been implemented too, along with many bug fixes. Judging by the rather short changelog, this doesn't seem to be a “major” update, as Microsoft calls it.

Still, the update might contain more changes than Microsoft let us believe, so we'll just have to wait for the final version to be published in the Google Play Store.

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7 Comments

1. corsair

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 14, 2017

The biggest improvement for this launcher would be to vanish in hell forever. It's horrible and it doesn't have a bloody normal app drawer and folders. So NO.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Have you tried it recently? It has both of those things.

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Right, they should hear your opinion and completely disregard other people's opinions, especially those who like the launcher.

3. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 160; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Why the fck dont they do something massive for wp and not for its competitor no wonder i walked away

4. nhng80

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

^ This. Previous 950XL user here.

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

As I said again, since they putting all their mobile division resources on supporting other OS, it might be better they lower down their pride and release a Android phone with all the Microsoft apps built in it + Google apps (Exp:- BlackBerry), they might higher chances of selling those than their W10M based smartphone now.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3163; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Because they're MicroSOFT as in software. They don't do this for practice, they're in it for the money. Right now, 81% of the available money is in Android.

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