Microsoft Launcher experience on Android is always evolving and it features integration with many Microsoft services, including Cortana and Outlook. Microsoft Launcher is popular on Google Play Store because it’s something different and useful for those who want better integration with their Windows 10 devices.
Today, Microsoft Launcher for Android is receiving yet another update with several new features which were previously tested with the beta users. First and foremost, the new release introduces full support for Android 8.0, but at the same time, the app no longer works on devices with Android 4.0.X and 4.1.
The updated app comes with the parental control feature that would make it possible for parents to enable web filtering through the family card. There’s another feature that lets you choose between swipe to open and click to launch gestures. You can find the full list of changes below:
- Folder and app icon gestures (swipe to open or click to launch).
- Choose how to use the last row of expanded dock: Apps, pinned contacts, folders, search bar or widgets;
- Parents can enable web filtering through the Family card.
- Folders in the app drawer are now sorted alphabetically.
- UI improvements: Animation adjustments; blur effect as an option; App badges in the app drawer;
- Fully support Android 8.0 and remove support for 4.0.X and 4.1
As always, you can download the latest version of Microsoft Launcher from the Google Play Store.