Microsoft has rolled out a significant update for its Managed Home Screen application on Android. The company has overhauled the app logo, introducing a new design that matches the UI aesthetic that was rolled out last year.

With this update, the Managed Home Screen app logo is now orange and not blue. Furthermore, Microsoft has rounded the corners out, although it is not much different from the old one.

Alongside the icon change, Microsoft rolled out a general update for the app. For example, Managed Home Screen on Android now supports x64-bit tablets and allows users to put a Time & Weather widget onto a home screen.

Below is the full changelog:

  • An updated look! We have a new Managed Home Screen app icon and a new Managed Setting icon.
  • Support for x64-bit devices.
  • The ability to add a Time & Weather widget to your device home screen.
  • A bunch of bug fixes

App Details

If you are unfamiliar with Managed Home Screen, it is an enterprise application that allows organizations to transform Android slates into single use devices. These are the kinds of devices both employees and customers can use simultaneously.

Companies are able to restrict certain applications and features, while settings can be locked to prevent customers changing them.

“This app replaces the default home screen or launcher to restrict device activities and access based on remotely configurable settings.”

Integrated with Microsoft Intune, the app comes with the following features:

  • Centralized large-scale device deployment and lockdown
    • Locked down kiosk mode with pre-approved apps
    • Easily pin websites to home screen
    • Customize home screen experience and layout