One of the Android’s biggest advantage of being open is that a user can change the look of the handset by using different launchers and themes. Apart from adding new features and bringing some performance improvements, these launchers also imitate the look of another OS (Launcher 7/MIUI Home). While there are many mods available that allow you to run Windows XP or Ubuntu on your Android device, a new launcher from team.fluxion brings you full-fledged Windows XP like experience without any of the hassles associated with rooting.
The launcher, aptly named XP Mod Launcher, imitates Windows XP and does so pretty successfully. It even imitates the boot screen and login sound of XP whenever it (the launcher) starts. The launcher works only in landscape mode, and has a fully functional My Computer and Start menu. The My Computer ‘app’ lists the internal and external memory as C: and D: drives respectively, while the Start Menu acts like the app drawer and lists all the apps installed on your phone.
The launcher also provides basic operations like cut, copy and paste. The launcher still lacks quite a few much needed features, and is sometimes slow to respond.
No wonder the launcher is still in beta as the developers try to fix the existing bugs, improve its performance, add new features and reduce the its memory footprint as well. XP Mod Launcher can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Market.