Microsoft Launcher with Cortana is truly great on Android

The Microsoft Launcher for Android has been out for four months now and it is steadily picking up features every couple of weeks. The latest significant addition is Cortana, which is just the beginning of some deeper integration Microsoft is doing with its services.

As I use the Microsoft Launcher for Android on a few of my phones (see my three favorite and why they're the best for Windows Phone users) it was time to do a proper video hands-on and tour.

While many of you have seen screenshots of Microsoft Launcher for Android, you may not have seen it all in action and today we change that.

Besides Cortana, the Microsoft Launcher for Android lets users customize the side cards for quick access to To-Do notes, reminders, OneDrive documents and last used applications, quick contacts and more.

You can read more about Microsoft Launcher for Android in our earlier full review from October.

Oh, and for those of you lamenting the unavailability of Cortana for Microsoft Launcher for Android in your region, make sure you read about a quick trick to enable it.

For now, check out my video overview of Microsoft Launcher. And before you ask, the icon set I use on my phones is called 'Viral'.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.