Microsoft rolled out some major changes with its 3.0 Arrow Launcher build. The update came with several layout tweaks, and what some saw as a removal of features. The Redmond giant addressed some of those concerns in its previous update, and has built on those today.
Arrow Launcher 3.0 Changes
One of the biggest complaints about 3.0 was the inability to have a completely blank apps page. The space provided a useful separation for some users and the ability to look at their background in closer detail.
Thankfully, the ability is back with 3.2. Microsoft has also re-introduced the ability to hide icon titles and added some new features to boot. Here’s the full changelog:
- “Apps page: Hide icon title; lock App & Widget position; moveable app draw icon (as shortcut widget); add blank apps page
- DateTime widget: show next alarm time; support multiple cities weather
- Setting: Introduce new features with video snippet
- Document: support PDF format
- Swipe right to BACK for all pages”
Though Microsoft has kept its 3.0 design, it’s great to see the team implementing user feedback where possible. The number of bad reviews has settled since the initial shock, so it looks like most users are acclimatized to the new system.
The build is currently in beta status, but should be rolling out to all users in a matter of weeks. Users that can’t wait can hit “Join the Beta programme” under the About Arrow section of settings.
You can download the latest version of Arrow Launcher from Google Play.