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Give your smartphone a makeover with these 10 Android customization apps

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Give your smartphone a makeover with these 10 Android customization apps
When it comes to personalizing an Android smartphone, sky's the limit as to what can be altered. The platform allows for deep customization of pretty much everything, both under the hood and on the visual side. And if you've also grown tired of the stock look and feel of your Android handset, then you've come to the right place. Here we've put together a selection of Android personalization apps – apps that can modify the way one interacts with their phone or change the way Android's UI looks. Best of all, many of them are free or have a free version that can be tested before purchasing the full app. Give them a try and tell us what you think down in the comments!

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posted on 09 Aug 2013, 03:53 5

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Buzz Launchr is awesome!

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 04:13

4. HouTexan (Posts: 316; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Indeed.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 07:17

13. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 116; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Yah, I download it right away when I saw this Buzz Luncher.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 04:00 1

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Backgrounds and Wallpapers HD rocks!!

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 04:03 4

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


dont need or want any of them. Im happy with vanilla

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 07:55

20. Mittal (Posts: 443; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


yup.. im happy with sense... not missing anything

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 04:28 4

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I was an android user then moved to WP8
unlike others I really do miss android especially bcuz of some of android key feature and of course WP also have its own key features eg:nokia's service and unique interface.
One of the great key feature of android is customization. wp8 does provide some level of customization but there is a limit for that(may improve it in next major update).
But for android I can make my phone looks exactly as I wanted. Its actually kinda feel so fun for me.
android does have its weakness/demerits but merits are higher than demerits and the same goes for WP too....

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 06:57 1

10. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


What kind of customization do mean on WP? You have three different sizes for the live tiles, wow.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 07:14 1

12. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Its better to have something than nothing... Right???
its iOS who standing behind when its comes to customization
just grid is icons. But iOS focus on simplycity rather than customization.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:27

16. pàul. (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


to be customization, I can choose the most simple, elegant colorful etc ... if no, what happens??

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 21:47 1

18. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Lol look you don't have the rights to insult some one else's choice- it's personal preference, fandroid. Wp allows users to CUSTOMIZE the tile COLOURS the way you want it to be.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 04:32 1

6. aco96 (Posts: 212; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I love stock Android because it's stylish, fast and simple :D

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 06:46

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice customization apps.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 06:56

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4150; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A few useful things in that list.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 07:40

14. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


i like the simplicicty of a stock nexus on a non nexus device. that's why i always install nova launcher & holo locker plus notification toggle and i'm good.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 08:20

15. kcombs (Posts: 254; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Easy touch looks strangely familiar to an iOS accessibility function (can't remember the name), I remember it when I had my iPhone.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 21:35

17. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


The only thing I did to my android was using apex launcher, simplex icons for dock, pop out icons by Samantha for icons, dock background from stark theme, one more clock widget using jelly lock skin and text widget and some sort of blurred bokeh wallpaper of a city at day time with some effects edited from pixlr express

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 20:53

19. scsa852k (Posts: 302; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Nothing beats Nova Launcher for me.
Buzz Launcher is pretty cool though.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 12:54

22. dollarclicks360 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


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posted on 20 Oct 2013, 09:03

23. markzollo (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


You should give Fresh Paper (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meg7.fr​eshpaper) a try too, it auto change your wallpaper everyday with HD ones

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