Microsoft adds a digital health feature to its Android launcher

Microsoft is adding its own digital health feature to its
Android launcher app. While Google has added a
similar feature to Android Pie
, Microsoft’s Launcher will
let any Android users access the ability to track how long apps
are being used for. You can track screen time, app usage, and
even the amount of times you’ve unlocked your phone. Microsoft
Launcher is supported on Android 4.2 and above, so it opens the
digital health feature up to a lot of Android users.

The latest 5.1 update to Microsoft Launcher also includes To-Do
and Sticky Notes integration, allowing you to sync your tasks
and notes from these apps. Microsoft is even adding in “Hey
Cortana” support to launch the digital assistant from this
Android launcher.

Microsoft has been consistently updating its Android launcher
over the past year, helping the software giant embrace
Android as the mobile version of Windows
. Microsoft added
family-focused features
earlier this year, and support for
the Windows 10 Timeline feature that lets you resume apps and
sites across devices. Microsoft Launcher 5.1 is available
immediately as a beta
from the
Google Play Store
, and should be rolling out to all users
in the coming weeks.

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