Thanks for using Preview Launcher! Based on user feedback, we’ve developed and are gradually releasing a new version (v6) of Microsoft Launcher. We’re also waiting until the end of August to phase out Preview Launcher so users have more time to transition to the new version of Microsoft Launcher.
Be among the first to help us test brand-new early-stage features as we build an improved version of Microsoft Launcher. The goal of this program is to gain your valuable feedback to improve quality, performance and shape the overall user experience. Give it a try and use the feedback button in the app to let us know what you think. We will have frequent updates to this launcher so check back regularly.
This version of Microsoft Launcher has been rebuilt on a new code base to make new features possible – such as Dark Mode, Landscape Mode, and numerous performance improvements (speed to load, low memory utilization, battery optimization and fluent animation). Additionally, this version only contains a subset of the standard features from the main app. You may wish to search for and download our primary “Microsoft Launcher” app on Google Play for the most reliable and complete experience.
WARNING: This is an Alpha version of the Microsoft Launcher so as such some features may not work properly, or the experience may be unstable.
MICROSOFT LAUNCHER PREVIEW FEATURES
Give your phone a new look
• Enjoy Bing daily images as your wallpaper, or use your own photos.
• Microsoft Launcher supports Dark theme for your viewing pleasure. Select dark theme for comfort of use at night or in low light environments. This feature is compatible with Android phone’s dark mode settings.
• Microsoft Launcher supports horizontal orientation to enhance your viewing preference.
Downloading Microsoft Launcher gives the option to replace the default launcher or to toggle between device launchers. Microsoft Launcher does not replicate the user’s PC home screen on the Android phone. Users must still purchase and/or download any new apps from Google Play. Requires Android 7.0+.
PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE. This is a pre-release version of the new Microsoft Launcher. It may not operate properly or work the way a final version of the software will. We may change it for the final, commercial version. We also may not release a commercial version.”