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Convert Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 into a Windows Phone

That the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is one of the most advanced and versatile terminals that can be found on the market today is no secret. In fact, you can get a lot out of a folding mobile if you are clear about everything it can do. And at first glance and with the information available about this device, it should no longer be able to surprise us. And we couldn't be more wrong.

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As reported in Gizmochina , a youtuber has managed to transform his Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 into a phone in the purest Windows Phone style . This transformation is only aesthetic, since the phone is still an Android terminal from head to toe. The result is, to say the least, very striking.

This youtuber, a tech enthusiast named Mark Spurrel, used a combination of two Android launchers and Bixby routines to achieve his goal. Just in case it was necessary to mention it, Bixby is the virtual assistant that is included in the phones of the Korean brand. And, in addition, you can get a lot of juice out of it with the right voice commands.

In the video, which you can see under these lines, you can see the complete transformation process . It's amazing how Spurrel manages to go from the base UI to two different layouts: a Windows 10-like desktop with the screen unfolded, and a Windows Phone-esque layout when the screen is folded.


The desktop with the screen unfolded is really impressive. It shows us shortcuts, widgets, and even a Start menu . There's even a full settings panel, and one for notifications. However, Spurrel points out that this transformation is far from perfect ; the terminal constantly alternates between one launcher and another.

However, we are facing a customization that can be a good starting point to make the most of the capabilities of a Samsung Galaxy Fold Z 4, since it opens the door to a whole world for fans of the most extreme customization.