Microsoft releases private beta of Arrow Launcher for Android
Although this may be a surprise to many, Microsoft is currently developing an Android launcher. While Arrow Launcher is not the first Android app from the Redmond giant, it is their first launcher for Google's mobile operating system. Strange enough, Arrow Launcher is still in private beta, but Microsoft already released the APK to the public. Those who just want to take it for a spin can do that right away, without being a part of the community or providing feedback.
Arrow Launcher is an action-based app that only includes three pages - People, Apps, and Notes & Reminders. These pages cannot be removed or added by the user. The first one displays contacts, the second one shows recently installed and frequently used apps, each of the two in a dedicated section while the last allows the user to add reminders.
In addition to the pages mentioned above, Arrow Launcher comes with a dock for quick access to apps and contacts. For now, it still lacks some customization features, but that is no surprise. After all, a beta is still a beta.