Android Rundschau KW 48/21 with Microsoft Launcher, Edge, Office and OneDrive › Dr. windows

A touch of Windows 11 blasts through the Microsoft Launcher for Android, which received a design update last week. Other popular apps have also received updates, which we summarize here as usual.

Microsoft launcher

The feed with personal items (appointments, files, tasks, notes, etc.) has been visually revised and now its appearance is based a little on the Windows 11 design language, there are rounded corners and transparency effects. The same goes for the newsfeed, which has also been redesigned. Beta users received the new design about two weeks ago.

Microsoft launcher
Microsoft launcher

Microsoft Edge Developer preview

The developer version of Microsoft Edge for Android has a new functionality in the password settings: Optionally, biometric authentication can be activated before auto-filling sensitive information.

Microsoft Edge Dev
Microsoft Edge Dev

office (beta)

Office beta testers receive improved support for PDFs. When you open a PDF document using the Office mobile app, a quick access bar appears at the bottom of the screen with important functions such as renaming, editing, bookmarking, and sharing.

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more

OneDrive

I’m honestly not sure this is really new, but after reading about it this week New features in image processing I mentioned in the web version of OneDrive, I noticed that the same functionality is also available in the OneDrive app for Android.

Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft OneDrive

A companion for your smartphone

The current update contains an important innovation for owners of Surface Duo. Connections to multiple PCs can now be set up, and previously the app on the Surface Duo could only connect to one PC.

Companion for your smartphone - a link to Windows
Companion for your smartphone - a link to Windows

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