1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    This Arrow Launcher looks interesting so far. Gonna run with it on my Z3 for a while. It reminds me of the MSFT lovkscreen I used for a while which was good too, but buggy at times.

    The first thing I like about it is that it has the icon sizes to my liking. I like the three pane setup as these are panes I could use...apps, recent contacts, reminders. Love the wallpapers.

    Not a fan of the vertical scrolling listing for the apps. I'd take the traditional view and drop the labels of the apps for a cleaner look (personal taste) or take the Z launcher approach.

    So far, I'd take the three pane look of Arrow Launcher + the Z launcher's on screen writing to search and cleaner vertical scrolling main app set up and never use another Launcher again. Still, gonna try out this MSFT launcher for the week.

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
    It's got some quirks...but has some potential, for sure. Let's see if I can get through a full week with it.

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
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    07-26-2015 11:02 PM
  2. sahib lopez's Avatar
    i wonder how many conspiracy threads will pop up about this android launcher ;)
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    07-26-2015 11:15 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yes Nexus devices have original Android UI. However you can install Google Launcher or Nova launcher to experience it.
    Nova Launcher Prime is my favorite Android launcher.

    Sent from my rooted Nexus 7 (2013) using Tapatalk
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    07-27-2015 12:18 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    i wonder how many conspiracy threads will pop up about this android launcher ;)
    They pretty much took Next, a lockscreen from their Garage app building and used it as the base for Arrow.

    Personally here's what I'd do with it to make it work great for me:

    1) Add widget support in place of the recent apps list
    2) Add Cortana support on the reminders panel
    3) Move the recent apps to the bottom app drawer and add two rows of apps there.
    4) Split the Contacts pane and give the same functionality to a recently dialed tab as how they have the frequently called.
    5) Add the WP like function where if you hit the letter on the side that starts the name of the app in the scroll bar, you can get to that app sooner.

    Overall, Arrow has potential.

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 07-27-2015 at 07:06 AM.
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    07-27-2015 12:38 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Not an obsession. It is the truth. Sony's camera is good, don't get me wrong - and Rue can attest to it. But, I'd take the 930 and 1520 camera over it any day of the week. That's the reason why as much as I'm enjoying the usefulness of Android Wear, if I'm going to a function where I need to take quality pictures, I'd take my Citizen's Eco Drive and my 930...and leave Android at home.

    The Z3 camera takes time to get to know it to produce excellent shots. You're better off using Manual mode, as SA mode can be a little bit or miss.

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
    I'm curious to see if the camera tweaks they made with the recent update made things better or worse.

    I have to admit the blues are a bit overpowering sometimes.

    Still, I like the camera.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
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    07-27-2015 01:06 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    i wonder how many conspiracy threads will pop up about this android launcher ;)
    Doesn't take much with the WP fans....

    I suspect several in the next week.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
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    07-27-2015 01:14 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Nah lol dress suits from jcpenny :) I needed new ones and I had left over money.


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    JC Penney, there's a name I haven't heard in some time.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
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    07-27-2015 01:16 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'll say her that. she drops phones a lot
    Not a good idea with a Z3 unless you have some monster case on it.

    I'd also get a tempered glass screen protector.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
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    07-27-2015 01:17 AM
  9. azcruz's Avatar
    Not so bad, but needs a lot of work.


    Sent from my H60-L04 using Tapatalk
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    07-27-2015 05:49 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Not so bad, but needs a lot of work.
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07...f21d3d5629.jpg

    Sent from my H60-L04 using Tapatalk
    Is that the Arrow launcher? I think I'll wait until it's out of beta to give it a whirl.
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    07-27-2015 06:31 AM
  11. azcruz's Avatar
    Is that the Arrow launcher? I think I'll wait until it's out of beta to give it a whirl.

    It is. With Bing wallpaper set.
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    07-27-2015 06:32 AM
  12. Muessig's Avatar
    Bit of a miserable day here, weather wise. Got my head stuck in excel all day. Boo!
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    07-27-2015 08:17 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Bit of a miserable day here, weather wise. Got my head stuck in excel all day. Boo!
    Yeah weather is pretty crap here too.

    I happen to like Excel but that's me. :P
    07-27-2015 08:46 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    In other news the bluetooth audio adapter I bought to use in the car is working fantastic. :) I'm able to hide it in the armrest so you can't see it. :)

    The only downside is my wife's Spotify app seems to be playing up. I think I'll try re-installing it but I have that feeling that her phone probably requires a recovery but she's not a fan of that.
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    07-27-2015 09:00 AM
  15. sahib lopez's Avatar
    JC Penney, there's a name I haven't heard in some time.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.

    Really :o?do they not have them in the UK or do you not shop there :p? I though jcp was everywhere
    07-27-2015 09:02 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Really :o?do they not have them in the UK or do you not shop there :p? I though jcp was everywhere
    Nope. None here. Not in Australia or Canada either.

    There's names here you probably never heard of either.
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    07-27-2015 09:04 AM
  17. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Off to Sacramento to start the immigration process for my mom.
    sent from my rare debian green nokia lumia 830
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    07-27-2015 09:05 AM
  18. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Nope. None here. Not in Australia or Canada either.

    There's names here you probably never heard of either.

    Huh well that's interesting I though jcp was everywhere lol.
    Most likely I know there are names I never heard about :p I haven't visited the UK hehe
    07-27-2015 09:07 AM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Not so bad, but needs a lot of work.
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07...f21d3d5629.jpg

    Sent from my H60-L04 using Tapatalk
    Agreed. Can be cleaner. They don't have to completely follow Google's Material design with this, but it needs some tweaks for sure.

    Posted via Xperia Z3
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    07-27-2015 09:13 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Headed home...much to do today.

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    07-27-2015 09:13 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    In other news the bluetooth audio adapter I bought to use in the car is working fantastic. :) I'm able to hide it in the armrest so you can't see it. :)

    The only downside is my wife's Spotify app seems to be playing up. I think I'll try re-installing it but I have that feeling that her phone probably requires a recovery but she's not a fan of that.
    Put a case on that Z3 Compact!

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    07-27-2015 09:14 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Off to Sacramento to start the immigration process for my mom.
    sent from my rare debian green nokia lumia 830
    Immigration or citizenship? Immigration sounds like she's there illegally. :P
    07-27-2015 09:16 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Huh well that's interesting I though jcp was everywhere lol.
    Most likely I know there are names I never heard about :p I haven't visited the UK hehe
    Well you thought JC Penny was everywhere. :P Must have had some reason behind that.
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    07-27-2015 09:19 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Put a case on that Z3 Compact!

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    LOL! Well one step at a time. She's getting more frustrated with her phone but I need to tackle her laptop first. Well after our trip that is. :P
    07-27-2015 09:20 AM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    LOL! Well one step at a time. She's getting more frustrated with her phone but I need to tackle her laptop first. Well after our trip that is.
    Your wife got a Z3 and already needs recovery for Spotify to work correctly? What am I missing here?
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    07-27-2015 09:31 AM
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