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Launcher 8 for Android

By QiHang Dev Team Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 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.

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

    Release April 23, 2013
    Date Added April 23, 2013

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Android
    Additional Requirements REQUIRES ANDROID: 2.0 and up


    Total Downloads 6,485
    Downloads Last Week 0
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    Developer's Description

    Bored of Android's User Interface? Do you want a new style start screen? If you do, then wait no more!

    Launcher8 is a great app for you to experience the brand new style UI on your Android mobile phone.You can esay design look like Windows Phone 8 layout (fake wp8)and show off to your friends!

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  • You can add different size tiles;
  • You can add a variety of color tile;
  • You can save and restore the theme;
  • You can edit the start screen layout;
  • You can set the current background style;
  • You can switch the application list style
  • You can add Android widgets in the tiles;
  • You can set the wp8 style lock screen and status bar;
  • You can select more than one hundred kinds of theme colors;
  • You can add special features tiles,like time ,pictures and contact photo.


    1 shows the live contact needs to read the contact data access permission;

    2 add a shortcut when direct dial call authority need the android.permission.CALL_PHONE ;

    3 add send SMS shortcut operation message need permission.

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