Zune Home launcher replacement for Android

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't intrigued by what Windows Phone 7 will be bringing to the proverbial smartphone table in a few short months. And so when we ran across the Zune Home launcher replacement [via FrAndroid], I had to give it a shot. It's a 99-cent launcher replacement that roughly mimics the UI of the Zune and (even more roughly) Windows Phone 7. It's definitely not the same experience, though it has potential. Check out the video and download links after the break.


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There are 22 comments

Simer03 says:

lol....'when wen"! :)

Interesting. I hit a wall with my Zunes (after two failures on 120 gig models), and haven't taken the plunge with the HD model. I do like the Zune HD UI, though. As you said, if nothing else, it's something different.

crichton007 says:

I really hesitate to say this, especially because I really like this site but... I really hate the music in your videos Phil. Can you change it or get rid of it?

Kedar says:

I love the music. What is it? And I actually think Phil should get more music like that because it's quite the background music.

Gekko says:

it's 80s porn music.

This looks nice but it will be interesting to see where future development goes...the ZuneHD/WinPhone 7 UI (really called 'Metro UI') is subject to several Microsoft patents, and as everyone knows, they aren't afraid to flex that muscle.

Looks great but why does the email have a Google listen icon?

It doesn't. The icons are separate from the scrollable list (though they certainly look like they go with them.)

rjc02648 says:

Meh. I dunno, it's like everyone on Windows Mobile trying to emulate the iPhone look. At that point, why not just get an iPhone?

I prefer Android as is UI wise but I guess different strokes...and probably just an exercise to show the versatility of Android.

Now if we can just do the official root of Evo's Froyo ;)

The iPhone look? Windows Phone 7's UI looks nothing like Android or the iPhone. Unless you want to call "transitions" the iPhone look.... jeez

Oskiee says:

Exactly how does that look like the iphone?

rjc02648 says:

I was talking about something similar to prove a point IAI.

robby2769 says:

Hey Phil does it work on Motorola Droid?

Sambo80 says:

Just installed on my EVO. not all the links work, but it is deff promising....

Sambo80 says:

Well watching the video would just make too much sense....doh..I'll do that when i get home, my office filters any streaming media. Thanks!

Phongables says:

@Sambo80 . Are you sure? It works perfectly with my evo. Did you watch the video for the instructions?

jonneh_ says:

I have had a Zune 80GB black model for 3 1/2 - 4 years now, and I simply love it. Talk about investing in something that will last a long time...and 80GB has really held up, I haven't ever run out of space and I have 3,643 songs on it and 61 videos, not to mention a bunch of pictures I never really look at much.

I'd love a Zune HD if it were free, or $50 or something cheap, but I just can't justify myself buying it when my 80GB zune still works perfectly. Zune HD didn't bring enough new to the table for me, unless this one broke.

bobaka says:

Why in the world would anyone do that.........??????????? hahahahaha

Now only if there was a music player with the Zune HD interface on it :(

jmgnole says:

If they ever add a Zune music player/interface to the Android, I'll be a happier man.

xformulax says:

get the cubed music player from Filipe Abrantes on the market, change the display mode to "boring" (i think thats what it's called)... not only is cubed the best music player IMO, that layout is also very zune-esque.

I don't get it. Why would anyone really want this?