Microsoft Launcher for Android
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Microsoft today has pushed out a new update for Cortana on Android. The latest update comes with a new Home Screen interface which is more colourful.

Cortana for Android has been updated with a new ‘now playing’ interface to helps users control music without opening the app.


New buttons have been added to the home screen to allow users to quickly access email and reminders. You can now also set a reminder on your Windows 10 PCs and Cortana will remind you that on your phone.


If you are not having your phone near you and someone is trying to call you, Cortana will alert you on your PC that you have missed a call on your phone. Cortana could also send the caller a predefined text message when you are away.

The section of flight status has been updated with a simpler look.


Microsoft Launcher

In addition to Cortana, Microsoft is also rolling out a new update to Microsoft Launcher on Android. Today’s update advances the app to version 5.2 and adds a couple of new features.


For using Microsoft Launcher, the company is now rewarding the users by allowing them to earn Rewards through the daily deal card and by completing other tasks.


You will be able to long press on the shortcuts enabled icons even when the home screen is locked. Users will now be able to send a CPU profile via the “Contact Us” option in Settings if they find any performance issues.


The font size in the Microsoft Launcher app will now respect the font size of the system. Microsoft has also added Non-full screen folders especially for large screen devices and for users who use the device with only one hand.


You can update both apps from the Google Play Store.