One of the best things that makes the Android OS the prime choice of many users is its flexibility in adapting to the latest trends in technology.  The ability to run custom homescreen launchers is a plus factor because it can transform any Android device into something different that rival OSes can’t catch up with.

You have probably heard of the popular GO Launcher EX and Launcher Pro homescreen launchers that offer blazingly fast performance in navigating in and out of your homescreen. This time around app developer Seize Ent has upped the ante of the popular homescreen launcher by adding a little twist in bringing the elusive Metro UI launcher to Android devices.

One of the most beautiful homescreen launchers to date, the Metro UI homescreen launcher, is in fact found in the upcoming Windows 8 OS. Android users can still experience the thrill and feel of the Windows 8 launcher just by installing the GO Launcher theme on their device. The task is quite simple as you don’t need need hacking or modifying skills to get that Windows 8 feel on your device.

To install the theme all you need to do is to download the GO Launcher EX application to your Android device. After installing the launcher, you are now ready for the next step. Just download the Windows 8 Go Launcher Theme app from the Google Play Store and GO Launcher will automatically require you to install it. Press the Menu button on your home screen, and click Theme. Browse for the “Windows 8 Go Launcher theme,” and hit the Apply button to see the results.

Strictly speaking, it is not really the Metro UI launcher. But, then again, the tiles are all the same size and are arranged in pretty much the same way as in Android or iOS. Nonetheless, its clean and very minimal approach will almost certainly shine to fans of the Windows 8 genre.

Navigating through the homescreen feels like that on either the Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich stock launcher. The only thing notable about the theme is that most of your icons are changed into the equivalent Metro UI icons found in the original Windows 8 OS.

In a nutshell, the Windows 8 Go Launcher Theme from Seize Ent remains pretty much like Android. The only difference has to be the icons for every app you have. You might be expecting the real thing like rectangular and square-shaped app icons that are neatly arranged like Tetris blocks, but you may be disappointed with how it looks. If you really just want a simple alternative look for your Android stock launcher, then the Windows 8 Go Launcher Theme is a must-have. Download it for free on the Google Play Store.

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.
  • Abhisshek Das

    Metro UI is Ugly but not butt Ugly like iphone ‘s UI

    • cheetose4

      Don’t forget boring as well. Imagine having to look at that for a couple of years.

  • Dan

    “One of the most beautiful homescreen launchers to date, the Metro UI homescreen launcher,”

    That was meant as a joke, right? Metro is ugly as hell. It looks like it was designed for VGA.

    • MasterMuffin


  • Ι really can’t think what’s going on in Microsoft’s dev’s heads. This UI comes straight from fifteen years ago (Netscape Navigator, animated gifs an big buttons all the way, man!), it’s so simplistic (not simple) and UGLY that I can’t imagine how they want to force it on all platforms. No way I’m turning my beautiful android phone into a primitive piece of sh!te.

    • Abhisshek Das


  • Rahulkumar12

    friends its it not that gud i suggest u to download launcher7 or for htc style u can go on lpsense ui

  • by windows 8’s CEO

    metro ui really really sucks, freezes in most computer so that windows 8 sucks and android rocks

    • under taker

      yea you are right mr ceo of microsoft metro ui just go to hell

    • MasterMuffin

      No it doesn’t, have you ever actually tried the final version of windows 8? It’s faster than the old one (I have it so I know unlike you, you’re probably just stupid)

      • I bought Win8 the day they came out. Yes it’s fast and all, but the UI is the worst thing I’ve ever used. Got my first computer 28 years ago, everything I’ve seen up to now has been better than this mess of a UI that tries to be ‘minimal’ but ends up very slow to use and terribly counter-intuitive (talking about the PC version here).

        • MasterMuffin

          Well on no touch screen and no touchpad devices some find w8 hard and slow to use but in my all-in-one pc it’s pure awesomeness!