Microsoft is rolling out a new update for its Microsoft
Launcher on the Google Play Store for Android phones. This
update for Microsoft Launcher bumps the software version to 6.2
and adds support for landscape mode, new feed design, and more
Microsoft has already published these improvements for users
with what you might call a “preview” version of Microsoft
Launcher to the Play Store.
launch of Surface Duo, Microsoft has discontinued preview
program, which was designed as a testing ground for new
features and UI elements on the dual-screen phone.
This stable version of Microsoft Launcher features a full
landscape mode and Microsoft Launcher boots up faster than ever
before as it uses a lot less memory.
Not to mention that you’ll notice Microsoft Launcher now comes
with a new set of wallpapers. If you want to give your phone a
fresh look, head to Settings and apply the new wallpapers
included in Microsoft Launcher update.
Finally, there are some much needed under-the-hood improvements
that should enhance the launcher experience. For example,
Microsoft now allows you to add up to three rows in Dock. This
feature works only when you have enabled the Docks support in
You can also organize your app drawer with folders. With
folders, you can combine multiple apps to appear under one
umbrella. To create folders, tap and hold the app icon that you
want to add in a folder and select multiple items from the
The update also allows you to double-tap on the screen to lock
the phone (this feature requires special permissions). In
addition, Microsoft says it has improved the Bing-powered app
search feature and fixed several unmentioned bugs.
As we noted at the outset, Microsoft Launcher will boot up
faster than ever, use a lot less memory, and battery usage will
drop too after applying the update.