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Real Widget for Android, Brings a Taste of WP7 Metro UI to Your Homescreen

If you have been looking to change up your homescreen’s appearance, a well-placed widget is always a good way of doing that. Above is Real Widget, which easily brings WP7’s Metro UI look straight to your Android device. The free version, which works quite well despite some negative ratings in Google Play (people don’t know how to place a widget I guess?), does exactly what it states in the app’s description.

For the $1 version, you’re able to get a more uniformed look with access to additional WP7 tiles which will help with the overall UI, plus access to a music add-on and weather add-on.

It’s a nifty little widget for those looking for a change.

Play Link: Free | Paid ($1)

Cheers Michael!

  • Nathan Thomas

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  • TheOiulkj

    Tastes bad.

  • Dave Sloboda


  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    How does this compare to Launcher 7?

    • Larizard

      I think launcher 7 is a homescreen replacement. These are just widgets that you can use with any launcher you want. I’m currently using it with Nova and it works just fine.

  • PowerofPicture

    Launcher 7 beats the crap out of this.

    • You must have missed the part where these are all widgets, not an actual launcher.

      • PowerofPicture

        Does it matter? Widgets aren’t an excuse for shoddiness.

  • EvanTheGamer

    I’ll have to give this one a look-see.

  • Hothfox

    Does the Gmail widget show counters for how many new emails you have?

  • ddevito

    This app/widget didn’t work on my GNex, got a refund.

  • Akashshr

    Why would you do that to beautiful android!

    • JoshGroff

      Trolling a friend by installing it on their phone? That’s just like asking why you would use comic sans as the default font on your phone.

  • lgreg64

    It’s great that we can make our phones look like windows or ios or anything we want. And when we get tired we can just change it. I love android.

  • CivilDroid

    Not compatible with Nexus 7… 🙁

  • Just…why?

  • Not a fan of Windows UI but nice option

  • This is pretty horrible. It doesn’t even show up in the widgets drawer in ICS or JB.

    • Because you can’t add icon if you take a widget & drop it maybe 😛

  • ddevito

    Maybe it’s because it’s such a darkhorse at the moment, but everytime I see a Windows Phone (combine that with it’s slick performance) and I have to admit that I’m secretly rooting for Verizon to release Win8 phones next year.

    • Prime7

      I was at the Nokia Theater the other day, when a Nokia rep handed me a Lumia to fill out a survey. I didn’t realize and was about to blurt out that the stock keyboard sucked before I caught myself and instead said, “This…uh, is a Windows Phone? Oh, right. Nokia. Duh.”

      It doesn’t help at all that the current line of WP7 phones will never get WP8. If I was an owner, I’d feel pretty pissed about that.

      • ddevito

        Agreed – that would certainly piss me off.

  • ddevito

    That widget has cooties :p j/k I like the Wp7/8 don’t-call-me Metro UI

  • cornflahkes

    I tried one of the early WP7 launchers (Launcher7??) back when I still ran Android…it was done about as well as possible, but the performance just wasn’t there. That was on my ancient OG Droid running Froyo or Gingerbread though…then again the real thing runs on this crappy Trophy (aka Nexus One era hardware) smooth as silk. If not for the camera I would have no complaints 😛

  • Prime7

    If I wanted to ruin my experience like that, I would have just bought a Windows Phone in the first place.

    • ddevito

      unless you’re on Verizon


    • Josh Nichols

      Yes, because God forbid some people actually like the Metro UI.

      • Respen

        Sometimes, I think I’m the only one.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I actually like it…it’s all over my Xbox 360.

      • MicroNix

        Hey, a lot of people really liked AOL’s 1996 layout!

    • EvanTheGamer


  • wickets

    Its sad that you have to use a ‘window’ like app for icons etc while adndroid stuff doesnt work without having to also download a launcher

    • KB26

      Are you stupid? Of course android works without downloading a launcher. Go hate on someone else.

      • wickets

        really?? Ok then, find me a cool icon pack that works straight up with jelly bean and that doesnt require a launcher.

        • KB26

          Do that with WP or iOS.

          That’s the GOOD part of android, customizability. You can download a launcher if you want to make it look different, or you can stay with what the OEM gives you.

  • QQpayne

    Sure, but one question. Why?

    • Superdroid

      To cut the ball off your Android phone and make it look like a wimpy Icrap phone 5 or Winp phone 7

    • metool6

      I think this would be great for my parents they both have android phones but still have some problems this would simplify things

    • antinorm


    • trumpet444

      because you can. its the beauty of android

  • Superdroid

    What is it with people wanting to make their Android phones look like Windows or Apple? Get a grip!

  • Mack

    I wonder how this compares to Launcher7.

  • burkett375

    launcher 7 is better imo at mimicking it

  • sorry but that just looks HORRIBLE

  • thats so gay! Tiim cook is that you?

    • DainLaguna