While we do love the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich UI with its electric blue color scheme, holographic effects and Roboto fonts, most users are still sitting on Android 2.3 Gingerbread or below, and may be waiting for a fresh new feel. If you’ve grown tired of how your smartphone screens and widgets looks and want a change, even if its is only temporary, check out these beautiful apps and widgets which try and mimic the popular Windows Phone 7 UI.
Best Android apps and widgets to give you that Windows Phone 7 look & feel
Launcher 7: Unlike other current WP7 launchers (Windows Phone Android, Metro UI), this one allows you to properly modify your start screen. Just long press on a tile and drag tile where you want!
WP7: Notifications: WP7 Notifications greatly improves the way your Android device displays notifications. You can display all your Android notifications in the same way than on Windows Phone 7.
Seven+ Calculator: Inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the Metro User Interface, Windows Phone 7 Calculator offers an easy to use, effective alternative to the default Android calculator application.
Messaging Metro Beta: The main objective of this application is performance, responsiveness, and the fantastic WP7 look and feel, with an obsession for the details.
StatusBar+: It works in any orientation and appears consistently for ANY application. It is designed to look and function like the status bar used in Windows Phone 7. As such, using the default configurations, you should see a black strip where your normal status bar would appear with a digital clock on the right-hand side. Click the status bar to watch the other indicators drop down.
Did we miss any other great WP7 style apps and widgets in the Google Play Store? If so, sound off in the comments below.