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Real Widget Adds WP7-like Tiles to Android

Android: If you want the look of Windows Phone 7 tiles on your Android phone without completely replacing your launcher and interface, Real Widget offers the shortcut tiles without the total overhaul.

You can customize the widgets to launch apps, system functions, and more to enjoy the WP7 tiled look without sacrificing the functionality of your current Android launcher. Hit up the link below to check out more screenshots and free copy to take for a spin.

Real Widget is Android 4.0+ only.

Real Widget [via Addictive Tips]

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  • Published 10/2/12

Comments (12)

  1. PendragonUK

    Why? why would anyone do that???

    There are nails in my eyes!?! Ahhh….

  2. Gian-Luigi Valle

    Eww windows phone 7

  3. Fantasm

    I agree… Why?
    I hate the stupid Windows 8 look…. It’s ugly… really ugly…
    I’m not even going to upgrade my windows 7 Pc to windows 8… why on earth would I make my Android look terrible too…?

  4. rKiller

    It looked ugly in my Galaxy S3

  5. r

    …probably looks ugly on anything

  6. Kevalin

    Apparently, there’s no taste like… no taste. Which is what you would have to have to curse your phone or tab with this app.

  7. PCezar

    I find this Metro/Modern/(whatever its current name is) terribly ugly. I don’t even want it in Windows. Visual designers have put a lot of effort creating beautiful icons and interfaces over the years and MS want us back to flat squares?

  8. kishore

    leave android alone…………………..:P

  9. len

    horrible design. This makes no sense… uglyyyyyyy .. we must avoid the tiles… tile avoidance… lol

  10. Peter

    That’s the stupidest idea I have heard so far today – but if we do it, can we sue Microsoft?

  11. Dark Reality

    HTG chose a pretty ugly screenshot for this. Hopefully, like Launcher 7, you can configure the exact color (as opposed to picking from the 4-8 Microsoft give you in WP7). I would imagine with a live wallpaper or no background (yay for battery saving), it would look better with a milder color.

    But I’m uninterested in this for the same reason I’m uninterested in Launcher 7. Both are for people whose phones only serve phone functions. Once you get more than a few apps, they, and the whole WP7 interface idea, become so utterly worthless. I briefly considered making a new homescreen as a sort of “control centre” using this, but decided against it. I have a pretty tight UI using Nova Prime (any launcher with folder support works, though) that is based on a minimalistic approach with information and most-used apps being at most, two clicks away, and secondary apps (and below) being at most two clicks plus a swipe (left or right). It’s nice and it’s highly efficient.

  12. irfan

    really nice app for android see this for more

    http://www.retrify.com/real-widget-for-android/

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