Microsoft seems to be fully committed to its Android Launcher,
and today the company has released a new beta version of
Microsoft Launcher for Android, and it comes with some exciting
changes. The update advances Microsoft Launcher (Beta) to
version 4.11, it adds with support for
Visual Search and more.
Microsoft Launcher 4.11 is improving the family accounts
settings. The software giant is finally allowing users to
customize the family card. At the moment, you can only show and
hide kids in the family card.
Microsoft Launcher is now more customizable and it can be also
organized easily when having multiple cards configured.
In addition to customization improvements, the update also
improves Cortana integration. Microsoft has added support for
calling multi-turn SMS. It appears that you will be able to use
Microsoft Launcher to send a text and let Cortana reply to
further messages as part of the conversation. However,
Microsoft hasn’t detailed as to how the feature works.
You can find the detailed changelog below.
- Family: parents can show/hide kids in the Family card
- Improvements to reading news articles with Microsoft Edge
- Toggle to hide page indicator on home screen
- UI improvements: welcome page, settings page, widgets &
- Support for removing screens in overview mode via drag &
As noted above, the big update for Microsoft’s Android Launcher
is only available to beta users, and it’ll be rolled out to the
public in the coming days or weeks.
Microsoft announced the visual search feature yesterday, and it
allows users to search the web using their phone’s camera.
Not just Launcher, but you can also use the Bing and Edge
browser to perform a search by taking a pic of a landmark or