Give your smartphone a makeover with these 10 Android customization apps

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!



1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Buzz Launchr is awesome!

4. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012


13. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

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

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Backgrounds and Wallpapers HD rocks!!

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

20. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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....

10. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

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

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

16. pàul.

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

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

18. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

6. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

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

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice customization apps.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A few useful things in that list.

14. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

15. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

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

17. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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

19. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

22. dollarclicks360

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

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23. markzollo

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

You should give Fresh Paper (​eshpaper) a try too, it auto change your wallpaper everyday with HD ones

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