Microsoft Launches Arrow Launcher for Android
Microsoft has long kept to itself and its Windows OS, implementing the latter into its own tablets and smartphones over the last several years. However, back in July this year, Microsoft made an announcement that it is planning on creating a launcher for the Android ecosystem. Last month, the Redmond giant officially came through with its plan and released the launcher for Android smartphones.
It's called Arrow, and the launcher was developed as part of Microsoft's initiative to embrace cross-platform development, which is similar to the Office 2016 initiative that is also supported across the Windows, Android and iOS ecosystem.
The new Arrow launcher is designed to provide Android users with an interface that focuses on easy access to an individual's frequently used apps and settings. Adding on to the function is the ability to easily organize the same apps based on the frequency that they are used.
One of the launcher's more unique functions is the ability to swipe up
Microsoft's Arrow Launcher for Android is a medley of different elements from today's mobile OSes.
from the bottom of the screen, much in the same way that iOS works. It even functions almost the same way as well, giving users access to a custom-designed control center.
The app is currently available on Google Play for free, so if you're looking for a fresh new look for your Android UI, give this a try.