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Microsoft releases Arrow Launcher 3.8 beta on Android

Arrow Launcher running on one of our handsets, showing a homescreen with rotating wallpaper (left), extra options when swipping up on the bottom row shortcuts (middle), and the quick cards screen (right). (Source: Own)
Arrow Launcher running on one of our handsets, showing a homescreen with rotating wallpaper (left), extra options when swipping up on the bottom row shortcuts (middle), and the quick cards screen (right). (Source: Own)
Microsoft maintains a relatively rapid release schedule for their popular Arrow Launcher. Only two weeks after the release of version 3.7 they have released version 3.8 to beta testers.

Microsoft's Arrow Launcher for Android has a rapid update schedule, having moved from version 3.4 to version 3.7 in the two months since we last wrote about it. Version 3.7 brought improvements to how Microsoft accounts are handled during the setup process (if you want to link a Microsoft account), and the people card which now allows several actions for each contact including merging of duplicate entries.

Now less than two weeks since 3.7 was released, and beta testers already have their hands on Arrow Launcher 3.8. MSPoweruser reports on the changes:

  • Microsoft Account more closely integrated with the launcher (optional).
  • Calendar redesigned to more easily show upcoming appointments.
  • The people card shows outlook contacts, as well as phone contacts.
  • Layout improvements
  • Bug Fixes


Arrow Launcher has a 4.5 rating on the Play Store, with 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 installs. It isn't a light weight launcher, but it is beautiful with useful features. Similar to Google Now, there is a page of "cards" to the left of the home page with the focus of these cards being on Recent, Frequently used, People, Calendar, Reminders, News, and an Arrow hub to share files with other devices.

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Craig Ward, 2017-07-26 (Update: 2017-07-26)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.