Will Verduzco · Jul 20, 2011 at 06:00 am

Windows Phone 7 Calculator Brings a Taste of MetroUI to Android

Are you an Android user who has grown uncomfortably fond of the Windows Phone 7 design aesthetic? Does MetroUI leave you longing for a more modern and minimal UI paradigm? There are already several replacement launchers and dialers available that can mimic a good portion of the WP7 interface, but what happens when you want to use your calculator? Rather than being stuck with Android’s stock calculator, XDA forum member tombarr has created a replacement that brings chrome-less joy to your favorite green robot.

In the words of the developer:

Announcing the release of the first application to be part of my Windows Phone 7 User Interface for Android: Windows Phone 7 Calculator. As such it is freely available on the Android Market. This is the first public beta, so expect bugs. Your feedback is highly valued so if you wish to suggest another application for development, inform me of bugs, etc. please do so. Below is the Market description:

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. This calculator includes all basic operations (multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition) as well as advanced operations (sine, cosine, tangent, logarithms, exponentials) and more.
In the portrait orientation basic operations are displayed; in the landscape orientation advanced operations are displayed. The memory function saves a number and the preferred trigonometric mode (degree, radian, or gradian) even after the device is rebooted.
Press the menu button to be given the option to choose the preferred accent color, which will display using the fly out animation.

If this tickles your fancy, be sure to head over to the application thread!


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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