1. garak0410's Avatar
    I came to the Pixel for a "Pure Android" experience and I really like it. That said, I am heavily invest in a Microsoft Ecosystem (Home and Work)and I've used Arrow on past phones and like it a lot. Just curious if anyone was giving it a shot on Pixel and how they like it so far.
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    04-20-2017 03:58 PM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    I came to the Pixel for a "Pure Android" experience and I really like it. That said, I am heavily invest in a Microsoft Ecosystem (Home and Work)and I've used Arrow on past phones and like it a lot. Just curious if anyone was giving it a shot on Pixel and how they like it so far.
    I have the Nexus 6p which is almost identical to the pixel phone. For me, the phones are smooth, clean, fast, and effortless! You can load whichever Microsoft apps you need to have on them, so you're not missing anything. You won't be disappointed.
    04-20-2017 04:01 PM
  3. garak0410's Avatar
    I have the Nexus 6p which is almost identical to the pixel phone. For me, the phones are smooth, clean, fast, and effortless! You can load whichever Microsoft apps you need to have on them, so you're not missing anything. You won't be disappointed.
    I am not married to Microsoft by any means but I've been invested in a Microsoft world for years both at work at home. Was thinking of loading Arrow, switching to Bing as default search engine (reward points baby), and setting Cortana as default assistant since I use Cortana on Surface Book and yes, XBOX.

    I'll give it a shot. Was only concerned a little about performance issues (speed and battery life)
    04-20-2017 04:04 PM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    I am not married to Microsoft by any means but I've been invested in a Microsoft world for years both at work at home. Was thinking of loading Arrow, switching to Bing as default search engine (reward points baby), and setting Cortana as default assistant since I use Cortana on Surface Book and yes, XBOX.

    I'll give it a shot. Was only concerned a little about performance issues (speed and battery life)
    Gotcha. I mean if you're that heavily vested in the Microsoft ecosystem, then sure you could set all of those apps as default and use everything instead of all of the core Google services in your phone, or just buy a Windows phone. Both are excellent options, just depends on what type of experience you want to have. The battery life, and performance though are awesome!
    04-20-2017 04:10 PM
  5. garak0410's Avatar
    Gotcha. I mean if you're that heavily vested in the Microsoft ecosystem, then sure you could set all of those apps as default and use everything instead of all of the core Google services in your phone, or just buy a Windows phone. Both are excellent options, just depends on what type of experience you want to have. The battery life, and performance though are awesome!
    I have a Moto Z Force Droid which has rocking battery life and a GREAT but slow camera. It is kind of hard to let go of the Pixel due to the near perfect camera.
    04-20-2017 04:20 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I have a Moto Z Force Droid which has rocking battery life and a GREAT but slow camera. It is kind of hard to let go of the Pixel due to the near perfect camera.
    Oh absolutely, I hear you on that completely! I have the Pixel camera apk on my phone. The beauty in the Pixel camera is the software, the hdr+ mode does an exception job of low light photography.
    04-20-2017 04:23 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    I am not married to Microsoft by any means but I've been invested in a Microsoft world for years both at work at home. Was thinking of loading Arrow, switching to Bing as default search engine (reward points baby), and setting Cortana as default assistant since I use Cortana on Surface Book and yes, XBOX.

    I'll give it a shot. Was only concerned a little about performance issues (speed and battery life)
    Arrow is great on battery life and speed! I have used it on different phones but I'm considering trying it with my Pixel now.

    The idea actually crossed my mind before this thread actually, thanks for the reminder!
    04-20-2017 09:28 PM
  8. garak0410's Avatar
    Arrow is great on battery life and speed! I have used it on different phones but I'm considering trying it with my Pixel now.

    The idea actually crossed my mind before this thread actually, thanks for the reminder!
    This is the beauty of Android...the customization options.
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    04-21-2017 08:22 AM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    This is the beauty of Android...the customization options.
    You know what, I couldn't agree more! Should also showing the app navbar. That customizes the look of your on-screen touch screen navigation buttons. Yes, with Android, you can do whatever the heck you want to do to it.
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    04-21-2017 08:35 AM
  10. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I might give Arrow a shot on the Pixel. I'd be interested to see how it works for you. I have it on my Moto G4 now and like it a lot, just wish you could get to the app list like you do on the Pixel instead of needing the all apps icon. Also I haven't really seen the notification badges working, and I think I would like to have that, but I guess I don't miss it too much.
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    04-21-2017 09:38 AM
  11. maddiealan's Avatar
    I had never used Arrow before and just found it the other day. I put it on my Pixel and it works great! Doesn't affect battery or speed. I use all Google apps and none of them have had a problem with this launcher. I was always a big Nova fan, but I love using Arrow now!
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    04-23-2017 11:35 PM

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