1. Gino Guillermo's Avatar
    Hi there.

    I am studying and looking at a possibility to replace my Android phone to a Windows Phone. I'm not entirely sure if i can ask this question here but....

    is there any good Windows Phone 8 launcher on Android so i can have a feel of what to expect?

    Just asking.

    Thank you.
    01-27-2015 04:33 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    You can get Launcher8 I think, which was the least bad from my experience.
    but however, you aren't going to get a great feel of Windows Phone from just a launcher. It doesn't touch the other apps, it only resembles Windows Phone, but doesn't act like it when you get deeper. You only get a superficial look. Best to perhaps get a cheapo device like a used Lumia 520, which would give you a better look.
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    01-27-2015 04:39 PM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    You're better off asking this on Android Central.

    But a more realistic approach would be:-
    1) Read reviews/YouTube - there's a huge amount of information and opinions out there
    2) Go to windowsphone.com and read lots there
    3) Go to a shop and play with a demonstration device.

    Also, have a good idea of what you want your phone to do for you. Be aware that Windows Phone is different to Android, which in itself is different to Apple; what you're used to on one system may not map easily to something else - reworking your expectations and way of working is to be expected.
    01-27-2015 04:41 PM
  4. EBUK's Avatar
    Yes there are several. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.lx.launcher8 is a good place to start.
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    01-27-2015 04:43 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    There's a quite few on play...
    I tried X launcher,Uccw etc.

    Uccw looks the best...Launcher 8 works a little better.

    Like Xandros emulated there's no real replacement for the Windows phone UX.
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    01-27-2015 04:46 PM
  6. itsbrandonyo's Avatar
    You could go to a carrier store alot of them have live phones for you to demo. Its unlikely that you'll find a launcher on android that will fully represent the Windows Phone experience, not to mention Win10 right around the corner.
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    01-28-2015 06:01 AM

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