Beginning Aug. 26, you should buy Samsung’s finest foldable but, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. And for individuals who miss the best way Microsoft used to make telephones, there’s excellent news: With some third-party software program, you possibly can flip your new cutting-edge foldable into a Windows Phone.
YouTuber Mark Spurrell discovered a setup that showcases each older and fashionable Windows UIs in the identical gadget. You may must obtain two separate third-party launchers, that are straightforward to seek out within the Google Play Retailer. Sq. Dwelling will flip the Z Fold 4’s outer show into the tiled look of Microsoft’s Metro design, whereas Win-X Launcher turns the tablet-size internal display screen into a extra fashionable Windows 10-esque desktop look.
The intelligent half is getting each launchers to play good collectively — to try this, you will must obtain the Bixby Routines app and arrange performance that’ll swap to the Win-X Launcher when the show is opened, as Spurrell explains in his video:
That is all software program that is existed earlier than, however it’s cool to see it work in live performance to deliver previous and current Microsoft cellular UIs collectively, which makes nice use of the Z Fold 4’s expansive 7.6-inch internal show. And fortunately, it is all fairly easy to obtain throughout the Google Play Retailer, no sideloading required.
After all, you will nonetheless must fork over $1,800 for a Z Fold 4 to get this dual-launcher motion working, however I am certain there are some fans who’re keen to pay Samsung’s toll to be in elite firm. Or possibly we might see extra of the Windows Phone look on the subsequent Floor Duo, as Android Central suggests.
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