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Microsoft Updates Arrow Launcher with Android Tablet Support

An update for the Arrow Launcher Android app also added a new horizontal layout options for apps, more backup & restore options, and changes to the recently launched utilities page.


has rolled out a new update for its well-received Arrow Launched for . The update brings a number of important new additions and is a follow-up to version 3.0 last month. One of the new features has been among the most requested since the launcher was announced.

The big new ability here is tablet support for . This means users on Android tablets can now use the launcher with full screen support. To add to this ability, Microsoft has introduced horizontal layout options for the “all apps” page. It is clear this addition comes to take advantage of the bigger tablet screens.

Elsewhere, the company says Bing wallpapers for the launcher are now more beautiful. Also, there are extended backup & restore options in this release. Other new features include configuration of the utility page, a carousel scrolling option, and an ability to hide headers.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Tablet support: a very popular request since Arrow's first release — and now it's here!
  • Horizontal layout option for the “all apps” page!
  • More beautiful Bing wallpapers.
  • Backup & restore: more backup options available.
  • Ability to hide headers.
  • Ability to configure the utility page: show/hide, choose card color (transparent or solid white)
  • Carousel scrolling mode.

Arrow Launcher

As mentioned, Microsoft recently brought the Arrow Launcher to version 3.0. This release was significant because it brought major UI changes to the service.

With the release, users can pin favorite information to the new utilities page. The card format makes moving between frequent apps, recent media, contacts, and reminders easier. Microsoft wants this page to become a central hub for the launcher. Each category allows separate page creation to further customize the experience.

Arrow Launcher has become popular on Android. The app allows users to customize app icons and position them where they want. Information for apps is also available, such as the most used applications per day.

Arrow Launcher also has integrations such as Wunderlist, which allows users to access reminders across devices.

For more information about Arrow Launcher, check out our news page.

Last Updated on March 21, 2017 6:31 pm CET

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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