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Arrow Launcher Beta Testing New Features on Android

Feb 23, 2017
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We have been talking about for a few months now about how Microsoft is updating apps on both Android and iOS. Microsoft has been focusing on making Android and iOS apps better as opposed to making apps for Windows. The latest app to get an update from Microsoft is Arrow Launcher, which is now updating new features in the beta update.

Microsoft Arrow Launcher Gets Updates on Android

There are quite a few new features being tested right now on Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher app for Android. Microsoft has been pushing out updates on both iOS and Android for the past few months, with a ton of Microsoft apps getting updates and new features. This is part of the focus and shift of Microsoft, which has said it will focus on iOS and Android more than making apps for Windows mobile platforms. If you have never heard of Arrow Launcher before, it is one of the better and more well-known launcher apps for Android.

Microsoft is hoping that the new features in the beta test for Android will get more people to begin using Microsoft Arrow Launcher. It has been over 6 months since the last update was pushed out for Arrow Launcher, although small updates are pushed out monthly on Google Play Store. This new beta test however, is going to be adding more features, and this is considered to be a big update as opposed to the smaller monthly updates.

Microsoft is about to push out the official version of Arrow Launcher, which is still in beta testing right now. Arrow Launcher 3.0 is the new version, and it is on beta right now. We can expect within a few weeks that the official Arrow Launcher 3.0 will be hitting Google Play Store. We are going to give you the rundown of all the new features and improvements you are going to be getting on the new Microsoft Arrow Launcher.

The biggest feature coming in the new Arrow Launcher 3.0 will be selecting either horizontal or vertical when it comes to scrolling on the apps page. You will also see that you can now pin utility cards and customize the utility cards to how you want them to look. You now can pin the utility cards so that they are individual pages, which is pretty cool. Being able to customize these utility cards is also a good idea, and it will make Arrow Launcher more likely to be used by Android users looking for a handy launcher application.

Beyond that, Arrow Launcher version 3.0 will have some Back & Restore changes, which will help improve some aspects of this feature. We also see that there are a ton of bug fixes in this update as well, along with other small and minor changes. The changelog is not very big, but Microsoft is calling this more of a major update. That probably comes from the fact that Arrow Launcher 3.0 is bringing more new features than the previous update. There also could be a lot of other changes and improvements coming to Arrow Launcher 3.0, which might not be in the changelogs. Microsoft might decide to push out more improvements or updates to Arrow Launcher and not put those details in the changelog. From the changelog though, this does seem to be a smaller update than what we might expect, although the customization and individual card aspect of the utility cards is a pretty big deal for some people already.

We will be able to find out what other new features or improvements are in Arrow Launcher 3.0 when it officially launches. If you would like to sign up to become an Android beta tester for Arrow Launcher, you might still be able to get into the program. Remember though, updating to a beta could result in some bugs or glitches to happen since it is a beta release. If you want to wait to get Arrow Launcher 3.0, you will have to wait a few more weeks before the official release. You will either be able to get the update through the over-the-air update option when it comes out, or you can head to Google Play Store and manually update the app once the official version launches.