Microsoft introduces dark mode, custom icons, and daily wallpapers in Android Launcher


Tech company Microsoft updated its Launcher app for Android to version 6, giving the software a big visual overhaul and a performance upgrade.
According to The Verge, Version 6 of Launcher has a new app icon, dark mode, daily wallpaper feature (provided by Bing), customizable icons, and it also works in landscape orientation.
A personalized news feed has also been added, that updates throughout the day. Other general performance improvements, including faster loading and reduced battery drain, has also been noticed, owing to a new codebase.
The application is available to download from Google’s Play Store.
For Microsoft, the Launcher app has always been an interesting experiment, giving the company a foothold on the world’s biggest mobile platform and a place to explore how Windows integrates with Android. But this latest update seems to be preparing the ground for Microsoft’s most ambitious Android launch: the dual-screen Surface Duo.
The tech company unveiled the Surface Duo last year and says it will be launching the device, which runs on Android, at the end of 2020.

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