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Get Windows 10 Live Tiles on Android thanks to SquareHome 2

SquareHome 2 Android launcher with Windows 10 Live Tiles interface (Source: Google Play)
SquareHome 2 launcher (Source: Google Play)
Although it has not been updated since last November, SquareHome 2 remains a popular launcher app that is widely regarded as the best solution for those who want Windows 10 Live Tiles on their Android device.

Windows 10 Mobile might be a dead platform already, but there are many who migrated to Android who would enjoy keeping around at least some of its features. The Live Tiles visual treat is one of these missing things, and a few launchers allow their users to bring this feature of the Windows Phone operating system to Google's Android. One such Android launcher is SquareHome 2 and, although its latest update arrived on November 29, 2017, we are sure at least some of our readers will enjoy discovering it now.

Self-advertised as "the best launcher with metro UI of Windows 10," SquareHome 2 can be used on phones and tablets, but it can also be employed to spice up the interface of smart TV boxes that run Android. In addition to the Windows 10-style Live Tiles, this Android launcher also features quick access to contacts, a smart app drawer, vertical in-page scrolling and horizontal page-to-page scrolling, on-tile notifications, as well as an impressive amount of customization options.

SquareHome 2 is freely available via Google Play, but its premium features cost around US$5 to activate. However, they come enabled by default and will stay that way for a 14-day free trial. Although some areas might still need a bit of polishing, SquareHome 2 has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 on Google Play after 41,451 users rated it. Until now, it has been downloaded by more than 1,000,000 users.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02-12 (Update: 2018-02-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.