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.
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.
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.