Home Screen Customization

Part of the fun of having the level of customization that Android allows is to re-create familiar computing metaphors. We’re going to do just that with a quick walk-through of applying themes, widgets, and floaters to emulate the look and feel of an alternative mobile OS platform. The other will be the re-creation of a prevalent desktop operating system. Let’s begin by emulating Microsoft Windows Phone.

Emulating the Windows Phone Look

Our first emulated home screen will be that of a Microsoft Windows Phone. Like many themes available for free download from Google Play, the GO Launcher EX Windows Phone 7 pays homage to the clean interface that the Windows Phone user interface offers.[20] While this theme doesn’t completely ...

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