Skydroid—A Launcher Inspired (Not Copied) from Windows 8

January 25, 2012

Is Android now copying Windows 8?

Well not exactly Android as in Google, but rather an Android developer. Recently, an XDA member under the name of TheRedDrake, created a custom launcher that largely resembled the look of the Windows 8 launcher.

After the public’s well acceptance of his Windows Phone 7 launcher, he moved on to bring Windows 8 to Android. Together with four other members of XDA, they created the launcher that largely resembled Windows 8.

Don’t judge them, however. Instead of copying the UI, the team of developers simply drew inspiration from the Windows 8 Metro. For one thing, they have high hopes for the launcher. By implementing some custom apps to accompany the launcher, they are able to achieve so much. Once they launch, they hope to have twenty custom apps available. So far, they have posted the 18 they are working on—which makes up for the following:

  • Alarm
  • Browser
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Dialer
  • Email
  • File Manager
  • Gallery
  • Launcher
  • Meter
  • News
  • Notes
  • People with IM and Social
  • Player
  • Settings
  • SMS
  • Stock + Currency Converter

The team is expecting a full release around late March or early April. For now, the only teaser they have put up is the one on the photo above. More details soon.

 

Comments

  • Kinchas

    I have been an Android fan from the beginning….but this looks dangerously close to being a copy….to me

    • MasterMuffin

      It’s just a launcher!! People are so stupid these days, one guy downloaded iphone launcher and thought that he had the Os and was like “whaat” when he pressed the app store icon and it wenr to google play, so he gave the app a 1 star rating -.-

  • TheRedDrake

    That’s not our launcher. That’s some fan made concept for tablets. Which yes its a big copy. Check the xda thread for the real pic.

  • TheRedDrake

    That’s not our launcher. That’s some fan made concept for tablets. Which yes its a big copy. Check the xda thread for the real pic.

    • YusufIslam

      I really wished you made that concept above for tablets. Could be the best windows 8 launcher

  • http://twitter.com/SevenPluAndroid Seven+ Android

    Why Windows 8? That’s not even developed for phones!

    • Tibi Tipo Penczinger

      The metro UI is developed for Microsoft Surface and thats a Tablet … -.-

  • Jfjfjfjfjfjfjfjfjfjfjf

    this looks amazing, the rest STFU

  • http://DunderMifflin.com/ Michael Scott

    It’s 2013, what a FAIL.