WP Launcher (Launcher 8)

WP Launcher (Launcher 8)


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10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

  • Loyal recreation of Windows Phone's interface
  • It runs smoothly
  • Highly customizable
  • Learning curve for Android users
  • You lose widget's accesibility
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Expert's Review

"Metro fever"

Reviewed by / Jun 20, 2014

A home screen replacement that make your Android look like a Windows Phone

QiHang Dev Team's Launcher 8 is a home replacement that applies Metro-layout to your mobile device's home screen, making it look like a Windows Phone.

It changes everything: the app drawer, the icons, the homescreen structure and even the lock screen. In other words, a loyal recreation of Windows Phone's interface. If you are fan of Window's tiles and its accessibility, the scrollable app drawer and the customizable icons, you should give it a go.

Launcher 8 is a well-designed, smooth and highly customizable launcher.

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Developer's original description available here
Bored with Android’s user interface? Want to try a new style like Windows Phone?
WP Launcher, formerly called Launcher 8, is an excellent app for you to experience the Windows phone UI on your Android devices. It will make your Android phone look like Windows Phone.
With this fast, clean launcher, you can customize personalized Windows phone layout for your Android phone. Just surprise your friend with the new desktop on your android phone! Also, don’t forget to share your wonderful themes designed by yourself after learning how to use this WP Launcher, former Launcher 8, may be your theme will be loved by all of us!
If you have any questions about WP Launcher, just feel free to let us know. Please contact us via Emai.
Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/launcher8
Our Twitter: https://twitter.com/launcher_8

- Custom tile: Choose different sizes of tiles, modify colors and icons of the tiles;
- Featured tile: You can add special features tiles, like time, LED light, Live Gallery and Live contact.
- LockScreen: Add your thoughts to manage the LockScreen with style and password settings;
- StatusBar: Manage your StatusBar with style, time display, and color settings;
- DIY folder: Create new tabs for folder. Hide & lock folders with password;
- Theme: Back up and restore theme. Themes can be uploaded and downloaded online ;
- Wallpaper: Rich wallpaper resources for background, lockscreen available online, also support dynamic wallpaper;
- Application notifications: DIY the display mode for your application’s message notifications alerts.
- Super search: Bigger and quicker search ability for web and local information.
- Change tiles from 4 rows to 6 rows for big screens. (Just support WP Launcher Pro)
- Single contact avatar animation tile. (Just support WP Launcher Pro version)

1 The live contact needs to read the contact data (Avatar) access permission;
2 Direct dial call shortcut need the CALL PHONE permission;
3 Direct send text message shortcut need Send Message permission.
4 Download the themes need access the network permission.
5 The LED Light need access the Camera permission.

The notification feature requires manual activation. To activate this service, please follow the instruction: Settings -> General -> Notification settings -> On (under Push).

How to activate the notification of a chosen app?
1. After turning on Notifications, tab “Mange Notifications”.
2. Choose the app you want to display the notification.
3. Set free here in the app settings.

Recently changed in this version

WP Launcher 3.1.0 update:
1.Optimize setting and tile,status bar, lockscreen
2 New font store
3 optimize "homescreen"setting
4 Add WP,android and iphone style Lockscreen
5 New tile folder setting
6 Add weather tile and wallpaper

Lists with WP Launcher (Launcher 8)

Some lists where this application appears: sei, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace, Customize my Android.

Comments and ratings for WP Launcher (Launcher 8)
  • (70)

    by Aditya Krishnamurthy on 27/05/2015

    All other apps try to improve something when they come up with an update, but this app update totally ruined its originality. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

  • (70)

    by The Julius on 27/05/2015

    This was my go to launcher. Pro version doesn't work on lollipop Samsung S6. I loved this app so much I went back to basic 8. Now this update. This put final nail in coffin with this launcher. I spent so much time creating my themes that are now forever gone. Bye bye launcher 8. It's not worth it anymore. Looking for something more stable.too bad so sad...

  • (70)

    by Jishan Siddiqui on 27/05/2015

    Windows is best

  • (70)

    by Pπí Nce Yash on 27/05/2015

    Language Problem....Fix Fast

  • (70)

    by Phyzyks on 27/05/2015

    I can't even use folders now!!

  • (70)

    by Shlok Belgamwar on 27/05/2015

    There are no themes to apply WTH

  • (70)

    by Anar Jand on 27/05/2015

    This last update destroyed this app. The bar at the top especially. Had this app for a long time but uninstalling it today

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