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| January 31, 2011
Jailbreak Only: New Theme Brings Windows Phone 7 Style Live Tiles To iOS
If there is one thing Windows Phone 7 has going for it, it's the live tiles home screen. Just like iOS updates the calendar's icon once a day to show the current date, Microsoft enabled its entire home screen to display real time information. It allows a user to check their next appointment, their Twitter feed, or e-mail without having to launch an app. It sounds great on paper, but they're not quite there yet. Still, it's a neat idea. Wyndwarrior, a jailbreak theme creator certainly thought so too and decided to recreate the interface for jailbroken iOS devices. From the live tiles, all the way to displaying applications, he managed to reproduce virtually the entire experience. Of course, even jailbroken, iOS has certain limitations, so don't expect too much from it. Still, the result is impressive. Check it out:
The theme is still in public beta (you can get all the details and download it over at ModMyI), and it should be released in Cydia very soon.