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Microsoft Debuts Android Launcher

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Jul 27, 2015, 10:47 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Microsoft recently released a launcher for Android smartphones that delivers a different take on the home screen. The launcher, which replaces the standard Android home screen, uses three panels to display various information. The left-most panel focuses on people, including recent contacts complete with addresses and numbers. The central home panel is where users can put their apps. It also includes a section for recently-used apps so people can jump back into those apps quickly. The last screen is for notes and reminders and can display calendar items as well as personal reminders. Microsoft's Arrow Launcher is available in a closed beta, which means people need to join the Google+ community in order to access the launcher. However, the APK is available directly from Microsoft, as well, for those who want to bypass the community aspect. Arrow Launcher is free to use. Microsoft has created a wide range of apps for Google's Android platform. Arrow is the latest.

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Jul 27, 2015, 10:12 PM

just downloaded it

i actually like it. it reminds me of windows mobile 6.1

i swear if Microsoft didnt botch the ball and developed further on 6.1.... it would have done alot better then it is now. after 6.5 it went to crap and allowed the iphone to pass right by it
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