Microsoft Launcher beta updated with Cortana SMS dictation and new features

Microsoft is today releasing an update to the beta version of the popular Microsoft Launcher app for Android. This version 4.13 of the app, now comes with Cortana SMS dictation, support for Cortana in India and more. Find the full change log below.

  • Now you can drag and drop widgets to and from the Launcher Feed. Widgets also no longer have card headers when placed in the Feed.
  • Updates to the calendar card let you add a new event with one click when you no longer have any more events for the day.
  • Tuning fixes for new app drawer animation.
  • Parents can now ask Cortana for the location of their kids via voice (ex. “where are my kids?”)
  • Cortana can now read incoming SMS messages and now supports en-IN.

The Launcher beta app can be found in the Google Play store here. Join the beta program, at your own risk, here.

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