13 beautiful homescreen replacements and how to get them
Everybody needs a change every now and then. If you're at all like most people, chances are that you're finding yourself truly enjoying your phone less and less with each consecutive month it has been in your possession. The reasons contributing to this are manifold, and vary wildly from person to person, but more often than not, they have to do with just how static your phone's interface is, month after month. This effect is actually so profound, that a massive niche of launcher applications has been spawned, all offering a fresh take on Android. And as more resources and interest are being fed into this particular field, so are the offers on the table becoming more and more compelling.
Back in the days, it used to be the case that a seriously customized and streamlined, full-blown homescreen replacement required quite some work. If words like theming or zip-aligning mean anything to you, you likely know all too well. That status-quo, however, has been changed profoundly, and forever. The most contemporary crop of launcher apps offer a no-frills, non-laggy experience with instantaneous and gratifying effect. In fact, they've matured enough to get even us, who consider ourselves appreciators of the stock Android experience, to become something of converts. Below are 10 seriously beautiful and creative homescreen replacement and dead-simple instructions on how to get them. There are just a taste. All strata of hardware are very likely to run these very smoothly, meaning that we took the time to test them on something inferior to a Snapdragon 800, and they ran smoothly.
Note: there is more to the launcher space than just Themer Beta and Buzz Launcher, though we've found these closest to our understanding of how a launcher needs to be set-up. Alternatives, like Apex, GO, and so on, are still something that you should consider, if you find yourself intrigued.
Download Buzz Launcher (Android)
Download Themer (Android)
Requires Buzz Launcher. Get it here
Requires Themer. Pack not available online yet, go to Browse Themes > Newest > locate it manually (currently 2nd from top).