#microsoft updates its #android Launcher with dark mode, custom icons, and daily wallpapers


Version 6 of Launcher includes a dark mode and other visual updates. | Image: Microsoft

Microsoft has updated its Launcher app for Android to version 6, giving the software a big visual overhaul and a performance upgrade on top of its existing functionality.

Version 6 of Launcher has a new app icon, dark mode, daily wallpaper feature (provided by Bing), customizable icons, and it now works in landscape orientation, too. There’s also a personalized news feed that updates throughout the day, and general performance improvements, including faster loading and reduced battery drain, thanks to a new codebase.

The app is available to download here from Google’s Play Store, and you can read more about the changes in Microsoft’s blog post about the launch here.

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