What’s this? Windows XP on your Android device?
Well, not quite, it’s XP Mod Launcher. A team of developers called team.fluxion have taken upon themselves the very complex challenge of making Android look exactly like Windows XP. So, in effect, it’s a mod, or a more advanced launcher for your phone or tablet, that replicates the XP experience down to the smallest detail.
Users can go and explore through folders by using the appropriate (Android) apps. You can even copy, cut and paste stuff on it, much like you would in a real XP environment. Of course, the XP mod for Android mostly concerns the interface, as the back-end stuff is still handled just like on any other Android device.
But the extreme makeover goes to show not only the developers’ skills, but also how advanced Android really is – almost as much as a desktop OS – for it to be able to do all these things. Here’s a short video of the launcher in action, courtesy of YouTube user Maik2011videos
Although the launcher is just in beta for the moment, it seems to be very smooth and stable. As you would expect, the launcher only works in landscape mode, but it should work on most phones, except the very low-end ones.
Obviously, this app is going to be a lot more enjoyable on a tablet than on a phone, simply because of the size constraints, but you can still give it a try right now for free.
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This is sweet. They have emulated the look of XP next is emulating XP on android devices. WHY? You might ask. For one semi retarded reason. To run windows only programs ( games ) on your android tablet. I know its kind of a stupid idea but as tablets are getting more and more powerful wouldn’t it be sweet if you could run your windows based games on the go? Say your on a plane and instead of lugging around your laptop you can pull out your 10 inch tablet with keyboard and play a few rounds of COD. For now it may be restricted to games that are less graphics intensive.
I must say, It does look pretty promising but I would be very happy if they can find a way to be able to lunch applications in different windows, hence real multi-tasking ;)
I guess you could dock your phone to a monitor and get the feeling your using a “real desktop OS” lol
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