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Metroon gives your iPhone a Windows Phone look and feel

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Metroon gives your iPhone a Windows Phone look and feel
For those iPhone owners out there that have a little secret Windows Phone envy, a new Jailbreak theme lets you get a taste of the Metro UI on your Apple handset. The theme, called Metroon, is a fully functional UI that allows you to switch from Metro to standard issue iOS on the fly, you know, in case you’d never be caught dead rocking Microsoft anything in public.

The theme allows you to customize the tiles, colors, backgrounds, notifications, and the app launcher. If this all looks good to you, it can be obtained from the Cydia store for $1.50. Overall this skin is the closest we’ve seen to the real thing. If you’re on the fence about switching to Windows Phone when the next iteration debuts in the fall, Metroon is a great way to try things out.

To see Metroon in action and compared to an actual Windows Phone handset and Windows 8 tablet, check out this hands-on video from The Verge.


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posted on 11 Jul 2012, 20:51 7

1. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Actually looks better than the Windows Phone 8 interface.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 23:39

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


windows phone 8 = windows 8

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:23 1

7. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No, not really.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:47

8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


no no no, that's a sarcasm.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 22:00

2. tarozeero (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Wow. I mean, I love WP7's interface and everything but this is just... wow.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 22:37

3. md227a (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


That looks pretty good for a dream board theme. Much better then what was out when I had my iphone.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 23:39 1

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


When did windows phone=windows 8? Lol

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:17

6. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


thought it looked good until he held it up to the Lumina 900 and compared the two.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 03:59 1

9. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


This theme is designed to look like windows 8
While lumia 900 is running windows phone 7.5

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 12:14

11. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


aw, makes more sense

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 03:59

10. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Will this work on iPad ?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 13:14

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no.. i dont think dreamboard works on ipad-- but there are other things besides for metroon that are better

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:31

13. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Example ?

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 17:54

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well splashtop brings win8 as a sample to the ipad.. im not sure about themes though as i jailbroked the pad yet... what i meant was metroon specifically wont work on the ipad as the sizes will be off anyways

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:33

15. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Notice no one has tried to make an app to have a windowsphone look like iOS.. just sayin'

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