One of the complaints we have here at Pocketnow is how the iOS experience is getting someone “stale.” Over time people may want to change the way their smartphone or tablet looks. On Android, it’s not difficult to refresh your experience just by installing a new launcher to give your device an entirely new feel. If you don’t like it, or tire of it after a little while you should be able to change it. With Android, you can!
Today we’re going to take a look at Tile Launcher Beta, a launcher that attempts to emulate the look-and-feel of Windows Phone 8’s tile-based home screen. The tiles in this launcher aren’t nearly as busy or animated as Windows Phone’s Live Titles, for me that’s a good thing. It’s not as feature-filled as some of the other launchers available today, but it’s quick, it’s geeky, and it’s fun. You can put shortcuts, icons, or even widgets inside your tiles (though you will have to grant permission to Tile Launcher to do so when you add your first widget). Hit play and we’ll show off some of the features, and we’ll even show you how it will look on your Android tablet!