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Version: (16073)
3.83 MB (4,019,203 bytes)
Min: Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich MR1, API 15)
Target: Android 4.4 (Kitkat, API 19)
Uploaded August 21, 2015 at 10:18PM UTC by Anon
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APK Notes:

Official Changelog:
1) FEATURE: Moved recent and newly installed apps to All Apps page. You asked and we listened — we've made the Apps page a dedicated page for top apps and we have moved the recent section to the All Apps page.
2) FEATURE: Many of you told us to increase the number of recent contacts on the People page, so we have done exactly that. In Beta 4, we have increased the number of recent contacts from 1 to 3 on the People page.
3) FEATURE: Transparent navigation bar. We have made the navigation bar transparent for you :)
4) FEATURE: Improved first-run experience. We have improved the algorithm to help you better pick you top apps and top people. Try it out and let us know what you think!
5) BUG FIX: reduced crashes by 30%, especially those caused by wallpaper. Thanks for being patient with us!
6) BUG FIX: reduced battery usage by 20%.
7) BUG FIX: fixed the performance issue on swiping between pages in general.
8) UI/UX improvements: brand new logo, added page loop-around (now every page is only 2 swipes away), and a few other minor UI/UX adjustments.

This release does not have a Play Store Description, so we grabbed one from version 6.2.200706.89869:

Microsoft Launcher provides a new home screen experience that empowers you to be more productive on your Android device. Microsoft Launcher is highly customizable, allowing you to organize everything on your phone. Your personalized feed makes it easy to view your calendar, to do lists, and more. Sticky Notes on the go. When you set up Microsoft Launcher as your new home screen, you can either start fresh with your favorite apps or import your current home screen layout. Need to switch back to your previous home screen? You can do that, too!

This version of Microsoft Launcher has been rebuilt on a new codebase to make new features possible, including dark mode, personalized news, and numerous performance improvements (improved load time, less memory use, better battery performance, and fluent animation).


Personalized news:
· Stay informed with a personalized news reading experience that is consistent across all your devices.

Customizable icons:
· Give your phone a consistent look and feel with custom icon packs and adaptive icons.

Beautiful wallpapers:
· Enjoy a fresh new image from Bing every day or choose your own photos.

Dark theme:
· Comfortably use your phone at night or in low light environments with Microsoft Launcher’s new dark theme. This feature is compatible with Android’s dark mode settings.

Improved performance:
· Microsoft Launcher now loads faster, uses less memory, is more battery efficient, and offers fluent animations.

By installing this app, you agree to the Terms of Use ( and Privacy Policy (

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+.

This release may come in several variants. Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.

16073 APK
August 21, 2015
Android 4.0.3+
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