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    Do android or i phones have live tiles like Windows phones?

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    iPhone, no. Android has widgets.
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    Simple answer no they don't.

    Android has a launcher which mimics windows phone interface but is very badly implemented. iOS is well being iOS.
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    Yep if you need wp like interface on droid you can install launcher. But it won't be as smooth or fluid like on an windows phone :-)

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    Thanks to all for taking the time to answer my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broar94 View Post
    Yep if you need wp like interface on droid you can install launcher. But it won't be as smooth or fluid like on an windows phone :-)

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    So you're saying when Android users load the WP Replica Installer, the UI not only looks like WP but it also does Live Tiles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chezm View Post
    So you're saying when Android users load the WP Replica Installer, the UI not only looks like WP but it also does Live Tiles?
    Not to the same degree. They're mediocre at best and it lags incessantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z33dev33l View Post
    Not to the same degree. They're mediocre at best and it lags incessantly.
    Wow, but they got the live tiles working eh? thats sort of impressive considering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chezm View Post
    So you're saying when Android users load the WP Replica Installer, the UI not only looks like WP but it also does Live Tiles?
    I used android with windows phone design. Its certainly not what you think.

    Visually it looks just like windows phone yes but as soon as you press the tile, the android appears and it also loses the visual effects windows phone has as far as transitions and animations.

    Basically it looks like a windows phone and is buggy like an android.
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    Its a sort of visual emulator. Cant show info like our live tiles and Its often laggy.. ,:(
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    Live tiles are not about the flat design, the fluidity of transitions (not being laggy) or the styled animations. These things are just superficial "visual spice".

    What are live tiles about? The idea is that any app can display any type of information right on the home screen, and should be able to update that information regularly and in a controlled fashion that doesn't drain your battery. This is a general concept on WP. The WP OS controls the live tiles, but it offers a standardized "socket" into which apps can "plug-in" if they want to determine what the live tile looks like and what data it displays. This is not true for Android or iOS.

    Android has widgets, which are similar in the sense that an app can use them to display any type of data directly on the home screen. However, in contrast to live tiles on WP, Android has no control over how widgets look, behave or function. Some view this freedom as a good thing, because it allows widgets to do whatever they want and be more functional as a result. On the flip-side, this freedom also means that widgets are very inconsistent, both in visual style and in how users interact with them. Users must learn how to use each widget individually. I personally value WP's visual and behavioural consistency over Android's (messy) flexibility, but some may disagree.

    Apple's iOS has nothing similar.

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