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XP Mod Launcher Turns Your Phone Into a Windows Powered Machine

I’m sure many of you are quite familiar with Windows XP, so why wouldn’t you want to experience it on your phone? As a launcher, XP Mod works pretty well actually. You have  shortcuts to your browser, file shortcuts, and of course your pull-up menu where you access all of your apps and settings. It has a ways to go to be something people would use as a daily substitute, but huge props to this development team for bringing XP to Android. Download it from Google Play and have some fun with it. You won’t be disappointed.

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Via: Android Police

  • I wonder if I can run FL with this.

  • PC_Tool

    Finally…a competitor for Surface Tablets!


  • Benjamin Parker

    It works. Definitely an interesting skin. I hope they work out the bugs and build this up more.

  • Twiztid Chaos

    Don’t install this and put it in your multimedia station. You’ll never get it to close, even with a restart. Very annoying. Had to go through the play store to uninstall it.

    • PC_Tool

      ?? I just went into settings and cleared defaults on it. Next time I hit “home”, it asked me which to use, chose Nova, and we’re back in business.

  • Josh Karwoski

    “I’m sure many of you are quite familiar with Windows XP, so why wouldn’t you want to experience it on your phone?”


  • Guest

    > development team for bringing XP to Android
    Really? XP?

    > a Windows powered machine
    Really? Windows powered?

    Needless to say, this it NEITHER of those things.

  • MrWicket

    that was absolutely unusable, fun and a good blast from the past lolz but unusable. which I believe is the point! 😛

  • …Kinda like a burger with no meat :

  • ddevito

    Wow. I just woke up after having a bad dream about running Windows on my Android phone.

    Wait…oh sh1t

  • Heretic

    Cool. I just installed it on my Ice Cream Sandwiched Kindle Fire.

  • master94

    Why would I downgrade to xp when stock android is the best UI already

    • JoshGroff

      To relive the glory days before Windows dived downhill?

  • shehippie

    This is fun!!! I like it!

  • frankandsimple

    , so why wouldn’t you want to experience it on your phone? “”

    LOL….. I hope you are being sarcastic.

  • Matt Gondek

    Interesting, I think my GNex has a better processor than my old desktop that ran XP

  • Doug

    Eehhhh. Windows Mobile

  • SecurityNick

    Tried it, but got the blue screen of death. J/k.

    • michael arazan

      wouldn’t boot up, told me my bios was corrupted ; p

    • Try
      @echo off
      del c:WINDOWSsystem32

      0% of the time it works every single time

  • lol people getting all worked up for nothing. I think it’s something fun to mess with. Would I use it on a regular basis? NOPE, but I’m sure the developer doesn’t expect that either. Android, while profitable for some, to others is just a hobby and to develop something like this is pretty sweet.

  • zkdreads

    just downloaded and deleted it before i blinked. it SUCKS

  • Stephen Becht

    really nice on webtop

  • Superdroid

    Holy crap this thing is awesome on my tablet. Saving the apk in my safe!

  • skinja

    I thought we all hated windows. I know I do. I am hoping to put android on my next laptop.

  • Nice effort, but why? could have used the effort to develop something more useful. If you want a full XP desktop on your little tablet or phone, just install TeamViewer on your XP PC and connect to it remotely from your phone.. bam.. a full XP desktop right on your phone for free.

  • Boblank84

    Preety sweet, not something i would use but its just awesome to see what developers can do w/ android.

  • RoadsterHD1

    anyone know where i can see a video of this?

  • Pat Hamilton

    Just reminds me how ugly xp is.

  • infirst

    Can’t get it to shut off on my dx. Any help?

    • PC_Tool

      Go ijnto settings, “apps” and clear defaults on XP Mod. The next time you hit “home” you can select your normal home launcher.

      …or uninstall it.

  • BrianT

    Now if I can just run an Android OS emulator inside this launcher window, I bet I can fold the universe back onto itself and rip the universe apart… if Apple doesn’t file a patent on it first.

    • noc007

      Do NOT divide by zero!

      • feztheforeigner

        I did it in the Android calculator…

        The answer is infinity…


  • zorak19620

    But can it run Crysis running Windows XP?

  • will bartlett

    it works well except for the fact that everything is so tiny

  • Allen Byrd

    Wow, sounds awesome. Seems like it’d be a bit small and clunky on a phone, but would probably be great on a tablet. I’d rather stick with Android, as it is more optimized for the hardware, but it’d be really fun to use. Ah, memories.

  • MKader17

    Dang, it works nice!

  • Trevor

    The whole reason I bought an Android phone in the first place was to AVOID Windows…

  • MKader17

    Well hopefully this will make running windows from an Android tablet feel, act and look more native in the future.

  • lumpysherman

    Why would you do this??

  • Alexander Garcia

    that’s… interesting…

  • Cease and desist order from Microsoft in 3…2…1….

    • Dan Treacy

      Yeah no kidding…that’s why I’m downloading it now and using Titanium Backup to save the .apk.

  • I’m not sure how i feel about this. lol


    not sure if that’s what they meant by “Windows Phone”

  • mustbepbs

    This is awesome.

  • Droidzilla

    What’s next, a mod that turns my sandwich into a piece of poo?

  • corkis84

    Does it do Solitaire?

    • EvanTheGamer

      Forget that…Minesweeper FTW!

    • Or Minesweeper…