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Windows 8 Metro Theme Created For Rooted Android Tablets 116

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the all-the-good-none-of-the-evil dept.
MikeatWired writes "Now here's a cool one for you tablet users that like to tweak the appearance of your UI! XDA member BroBot175 has created a Metro UI theme for all tablets running Honeycomb or ICS! The theme is a fully functioning replica of Windows 8 that allows you to create your own tiles, and organize them however you want."
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Windows 8 Metro Theme Created For Rooted Android Tablets

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  • in b4 lawsuit (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @03:06AM (#39627867)

    Microsoft will probably not like this one bit.

  • Who cares? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by gweihir (88907) on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @03:22AM (#39627941)

    Win 8 is a non-event, except insofar as MS is continuing to demonstrate bad engineering and bad design. Why people get riled up over this continuation of past behavior is beyond me.

  • Re:in b4 lawsuit (Score:3, Interesting)

    by wvmarle (1070040) on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @04:18AM (#39628133)

    I know you're joking (at least trying to) but well that's the question I also have. But then on a more serious note.

    A problem that I see with iOS vs Android is, for as far as I have played with iOS, the basic UI is the same. No significant difference. Less difference than between OS-X and Windows even. It's basically iOS and Android all along, and with major brands like Samsung doing their best to look as much like iOS as they can get away with (including the design of the hardware) the real amount of choice we have is actually diminishing.

    For better or for worse, Microsoft tries something totally different, and that's interesting. What is good about Metro, what is bad? What can we learn about UIs from their attempt? Which bits can we copy and put into other UIs?

    I have never had a chance to play with Metro, never even seen it in action even. I actually don't see MS's offering to take off anytime soon, which I think is a pity in a way as a third serious competitor can only be good for the overall market. And besides MS I can't think of any software house to be able to put a viable competitor in this market.

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