Windows Phone 7-Style Multitasking on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S
Earlier we brought you news of some MetroUI goodies for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. However, this wasn’t the only element of Microsoft’s mobile OS that has found its way onto Android. While the MetroUI modification was based primarily on Windows 8, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are now getting a little Windows Phone 7 action going with a mod that allows for WP7-style multitasking. XDA Senior Member mohitrocks has posted a method that was developed by XDA Senior Member evilisto. It should also be noted that this has also been shown working on the Samsung Nexus S as well.
The mod will install WP7 lookalike multitasking, and give users some of the UI look and feel of WP7. The look is very MetroUI, and users have given very positive feedback about the modification. So if there are bugs, they aren’t a big deal. Users also have the option of grabbing up the SystemUI.apk and framework-res.apk files separately or in a handly flashable update.zip for quick and easy installation.
For additional information and to get started on the Galaxy Nexus, check out the mohitorocks’s thread. The apk files and flashable update.zips are in the first post. For the Nexus S owners and users of other devices, check out evilisto’s thread, where there is an outline of the code required to make it work on a variety of other devices.
As usual, whether you’re testing something you just developed or are flashing it as a user, don’t forget to make a backup.