Android users, show us your custom home screens!
by Plamen Dimitrov / Jan 19, 2017, 7:51 AM
As you might know, our team at PhoneArena definitely has a weakness for custom launchers. iPhones might be cool and all, but iOS isn't a system that is famous for being too flexible in terms of customization. When it comes to pimping up your home screen, no other platform does it better than Android!
Google Play's vast inventory contains hundreds of third-party launchers, icon packs, widgets and other apps that can completely overhaul your stock UI and turn it into a personalized masterpiece that caters to your every need. With that in mind, we did our best to seep through all the content and show you our five favorite Android launchers, but during our research, we also discovered many other solid pieces of software that offer comparable amounts of customizability and are regularly updated with new features. Our research also got us thinking on how many different things you can actually do with these apps, and how many unique and beautiful home screens are out there.
Do you use launchers on your Android device? Have you spent many hours into tweaking your UI? Would you like to share your personalized creation with the world? Well, the time to do just that is upon you – PhoneArena wants your digital work of art to become noticed! We will publish the most extraordinary custom-made home screens that are sent to us in an article in the following days.
In order to participate, please follow these easy steps:
- Take a screenshot of your home screen. Your main page should suffice, but other nicely arranged pages are also welcome.
- Open up your e-mail client of choice, upload your screenshot and type in your nickname, the phone that you use, as well as the name of your launcher. Bonus points if you share what icon packs, widgets and other apps you've used for your creation.
- Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't hesitate to show your talent! After all, coming up with a good looking home screen isn't an easy endeavor. A nice wallpaper and some third-party icons often are not enough, as one also has to consider aesthetics and ease of use. Our readership has already displayed their creativity with the hundreds of gorgeous images that they managed to take with their handsets, so we're really excited to see how you navigate through your phone! Other readers (us included) might even learn a thing or two from you!
Let the great home screen sharing begin!
Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
Forgive me for being blunt, but what's in it for me...? Ah! Aye, thought so... A BIG NOTHING, eh? Oh well, G'Day!
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 7:58 AM 4
Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
Anyhow, I'm currently using Microsoft Arrow Launcher with stock icon pack on my Nexy... While my S6 is bone stock, so far cause its already such a BEAUTIFUL phone, looks wise...! My Lumia 430...? Er... Well... You know... The little Lumia can't be customized, not much unlike the so called "iPhone"... I'm certainly glad that I didn't get the iPhone SE and instead went with an S6... I was considering both smartphones, but after some demos, fell in love with Touchwiz Marshmallow...! And when I considered the 'MUCH' larger & beautiful and super crisp AMOLED Display, 3 Gigs of RAM, a 'slightly' superior camera, an extra Gig of RAM, relatively large battery (for a 5.1" Smartphone) and the capability to installed pirated apps (Not too proud of it, TBH); things became a LOT clearer for my old self... And now that the stunning and beautiful and sleek and... Ahem... "Sexy" Nougat is on its way; I'm patting myself on the back for going with the "Sammy"...! Sure glad I didn't went with that 'pint-sized' iPhone...!!! An iPhone for "BABIES", I'd say...! (My humblest and sincerest apologies to iFans)... G'Day!
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 8:08 AM 6
Posts: 1500; Member since: Jan 27, 2015
I love how this article is about Android, and yet PhoneArena just had to shoehorn iPhone into the discussion within the very first paragraph.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 8:03 AM 8
Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013
they had no choice you know. the reputation of iJunk is so bad in my region that i have customers walk in daily to my mobile kiosk to trade in their iJunk for P9, Mate 9, OnePlus3 and plenty of Zenfones. and now i got a pile of used iJunks displaying in the glass cabinet.
posted on Jan 20, 2017, 2:09 AM 0
What about animated gifs? Since my home screens are made in KLWP, a lot of the 'beauty' is lost in static images.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 8:32 AM 0
Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015
Phonearena writers are becoming more boring by day now, what is iphone concern here, if iphone is cool and all that,so? who cares? stupid people, that's how u called iphone 7 best ----- of the year, iphone 7 my ASS!! Bring S7 anyday... Biased writers, when people in the world start noticing how Iphonearea is biased, you guys will fall like Nokia symbian & Blackburial
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 9:47 AM 3
Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016
Windows 10 can let you customize it is pretty crazy too. I can even have google icons or add images or have tiles, or animated stuff all without installing anything special.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 8:42 AM 1
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