Microsoft begins testing proprietary launcher for Android (4 photos)
After abandoning its own mobile platform, Microsoft will try to enter the market of mobile applications in a different way, offering its own Launcher for Android.
The main advantage of the new launcher is to optimize the user experience in the transition from work smartphone to work on the computer — Continue on PC. To view the files, patches, documents, or browsing on the computer after working on your smartphone now need a minimum of time and hardware capabilities.
The principle Continue on the same PC functioning Handoff on macOS. This feature will ease the work of users using OneDrive, Office and Outlook. The option “Continue from PC” will be available on October 17 with the release of Windows 10 Update Fall Creators.
Externally, Microsoft Launcher looks very discreet and practical. The main screen is designed to display your favorite contacts and possible means of access to them. Additional screens are equipped with calendar, task list, and tape The Feed, where the user can place the selected software applications, news and reminders about important events. Allowed to reconfigure the interface under itself, change the colors, content and placement of objects, and remapping the gesture system.
In fact, Microsoft Launcher is a slightly modified Arrow Launcher, which a few years ago has developed a subsidiary company of Microsoft Garage a Beta version already available for testing in the Google Play store.