Microsoft Launcher v6 beta, a home screen launcher replacement with over 10 million installs on the Google Play Store, is definitely one of the most notable ones. A new beta build of the upcoming major v6 update is now available, and it adds a handful of welcome features.
Microsoft’s efforts in Android app development haven’t gone unnoticed in the Android community. The company has released and updated many of its applications and services for our favorite platform over the past couple of years.
The first and most noticeable new feature is support for landscape mode. To be honest, I rarely ever hold my phone in horizontal mode, but I can see how a lot of people could make use of it. Many major launchers have had landscape mode support for a while. Even’s Google’s default Pixel Launcher lets you rotate the home screen. The changelog also hints that the launcher is now more memory-efficient. Both of these features have been available since the first preview build of Microsoft Launcher v6 from January.
Microsoft Launcher’s new Microsoft Feed design. Image credits: Kerry Wan/AndroidPolice.
Here’s the full changelog below if you’re interested:
Microsoft Launcher v6 beta changelog
You can try out the new features by opting into the beta program on the Play Store.
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