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Get Windows Phone 7 WP7 Look on Android Phones

The Zune like interface of the Windows Phone 7 phones has always gained a lot of fans due to its simplicity and the blending of the colors with the icons in the interface. Many a times even the Android users would like to have that interface on their Android phones. There are a few third party applications for the Android devices that would help in making the interface of the Android phones better, but still nothing could have made the phone look like the Windows Phone 7 device. The Launcher 7 App for Android does that. This app tries to replicate the Windows Phone 7 launcher into the high-end android devices, and all that comes in the Windows Phone 7 launcher, appears on the Android phone without any glitch.

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Just like what you see on the Windows Phone, the home screen shows with large icons of Phone, Browser, Messages, Photos etc. and then the actual apps are listed on another screen that can be accessed by swiping the screen to the right, or pressing the right arrow just beside the large icons on the top. If you wish to have any application as a large shortcut on the main screen, you just need to long press the app and a new screen would appear with option to set the app icon on the main screen. You can customize the size to 1×1, 2×1 etc. and the Launcher 7 even has a set of icons that you use or else use the applications’ default icons.

The Launcher 7 even comes with the Live tiles, unlike the static ones. The live tiles such as the Calendar tile, People tile keep changing with time. The Calendar tile has the time and date that has to be changing always, and so here is where the imitation of the Windows Phone 7 is at it’s best. The People tile would display the pictures of the various contacts in your phone.
The app even comes with options to add Widgets on the Launcher screen. You can add widgets like the battery percentage, weather forecast, just adjacent to the app icons. Adding a widget is pretty easy, by just pressing the Menu > Add Widgets and select the ones you want to place. The working and response of the widgets is just similar to the ones in the Android Launcher.

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Launcher 7 is not just for people who want to try out the Windows Phone 7 launcher in their Android phones, but also for those who want to enhance their user experience and make the launcher in their phones look far better. It would surely remove the geeky and beautified colorful widgets that you see on a normal Android screen, but not everyone is a fan of it. The Launcher 7 is worth a try, and so there is a free version which has ads on the Applications page, and there is even a paid version without any ads.

Install the Launcher 7 Free Version – Android Apps Labs Link
Install the Launcher 7 Paid Version – Android Apps Labs Link

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Toinou

    February 22, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Name of the weather widget show on one of the tiles please?

  2. Josh

    August 6, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I actually love this app. It’s such a clean and straight to the point interface and design. For me it’s been the fastest user experience so far.

  3. Thomas Barrasso

    July 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I am actually working on a Windows Phone 7/ Metro UI framework for Android. My first public beta of my calculator app was released on the Android Market a few days ago.

    – Tom

  4. Nathanael

    March 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    OMG — WHY?! At less than two minutes from install to uninstall, Launcher 7 was the shortest-lived app ever on my HTC Desire. “What a fugly UI!”, I said, as I hit UNINSTALL. Never having seen WP7 I didn’t realize until later Launcher 7 was just implementing the metro interface. All I can say is what was Microsoft thinking?!

    • Amit Bhawani

      April 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      Welcome to the Windows Phone 7 Interface, thats one of the main reasons why Android sales are going up and WP7 are going down.

      • Amit.G

        April 6, 2012 at 7:19 am

        Reason for poor uptake of WP7.5 is restricted availability of handsets & also WP7.5 handset price starts from 15000INR. Android has a wider device portfolio & one can get an android phone for 4000INR. But if we see the sales chart of Nokia Lumia phones its Impressive, Nokia has sold 3.5million lumia phones for Q1 2012. Thats pretty impressive figures for an OS which is new & major markets like US, China are excluded.

        Lumia 900 has managed to bag 4th rank in AT&T’s bestselling phones list & in many european countries its No 1 seller.
        Wp7.5 offers a refreshing experience & its a crash free OS. phone doesnt need frequent restarts nor it hangs.

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