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Editors' Review

by   / June 27, 2013

Launcher 8 includes all the fun colors and animations of Windows 8's home screen and gives you plenty of ways to customize it to boot. The only thing it's missing is Live Tile's ability to display real-time information from your social feeds. That's a decent trade-off for everything else it gives you.

When you first load this launcher, it gives you a bunch of preset icons and tiles. Some of these--like maps, messaging, and browser--are already attached to their appropriate app. Most aren't, which means you do have to spend some time setting things up. That gives you an excuse to explore Launcher 8's customization menu, which offers an almost absurd amount of options. You can choose from dozens of logo, color, and size options to create a screen that is uniquely you. The app doesn't include some of the more advanced elements of Window's home screen, but that would make the app a pretty big drain on battery, which it's not by default. That's a really pleasant surprise.

If you want to turn your Android into Windows Phone 8, this application offers a good way to do it. It gives you the Live Tile feel with so many different ways to personalize it. Launcher 8 is probably the best Windows-themed launcher you can find without completely changing the way your gadget works.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version

  • Can be set custom color;
  • Can be set transparent Lock screen wallpaper;
  • Live Gallery supports custom picture file folder;
  • Change the system language will refresh the app name;
  • Flight mode,default call tile name will be show "no service";
  • Optimize the wp8 style status barÃ?¯Ã?¼?
  • Optimize the live contact avatar display frequency;
  • Fix when a call or during a call will lock screen;
  • Fix bugs on wp8 style lock screen;
  • Fix the manage live gallery will force close bug;
  • General

    Publisher QiHang Dev Team
    Publisher web site
    Release Date April 23, 2013
    Date Added April 23, 2013


    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Launchers

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Android
    Additional Requirements REQUIRES ANDROID: 2.0 and up

    Download Information

    File Size Not Available
    File Name External File


    Total Downloads 6,419
    Downloads Last Week 2


    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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