Poll results: Do you use third-party icon packs on your Android phone?

Poll results: Do you use third-party icon packs on your Android phone?
New and awesome Android launchers don't come every day, and even if they did, we are already using one, be it the stock piece that comes with the phone, or a popular third party option like Nova or Apex, and are reluctant to change our well-arranged interface for something unknown.

There are a few very easy ways to take and completely change the looks of your phone's interface without having to change the whole launcher. Besides the obvious change of the wallpaper, you can also install a fresh third-party icon pack that will give your phone's software a whole new look and feel. There are plenty of packages out there, and most self-respecting launchers come with whole sets of thousands to choose from, plus we are regularly rounding up the best new imagery for your app icons.

How many of you are actually tinkering with anything other than the default icon wrappers that come with their phones, though? That's what we asked last week, and it turned out to be one of the most equal opportunity, tied-up polls we've outed in a while. Granted, the camp that has never bothered to install anything but the default icon pack is arguably the majority here, with 35% of the vote. However, the ones that are switching packs often (32%), and those who have tinkered with a few (33%), represent two-thirds of the vote when taken together, so it seems that our respondents on the whole are taking advantage of Android's unique ability to swap icon pack, and pimp up their phones' imagery.

Do you use third-party icon packs on your Android phone?

Yes, I'm constantly playing around with new ones
32.48%
I've installed a few
32.6%
No, I've never used other than the default icon pack
34.92%

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9 Comments

1. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

I installed a few icon packs on my phone to refresh its look.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Stamped white on my black background for my AMOLED screen

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Why nova? I prefer apex. It offer more with free version and more or less equal with paid version.

4. mrochester

Posts: 947; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

In my experience, Android users tend to be concerned about appearance, the way things look, and looking 'cool'. Not surprised so many Android users play with their toys in this way.

5. mcflu

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

It's not so much a concern about the appearance as it is great to be able to customize our phones in a way that each one of can have our very own, phones custom made built to fit our own tastes. Some people design for style, others for utility, but there is always plenty of in between. If you really wish you can even make the android phone look like an iPhone, if that is your thing anyway. Personally I recently started using Nova launcher on my Galaxy S5, its wonderful and there's no sign of the lag I occasionally had with touchwiz. To each their own, or if you prefer, same as everyone else...

6. mrochester

Posts: 947; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Well personally I'm more about getting stuff done than messing around with toys. Changing icons doesn't help get stuff done. But I guess that's why I own an iPhone because I'm more concerned with a no-nonsense device than trying to look 'cool' or 'hip' like you Android folk ;)

7. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

9/10 iPhone users got it to fit in. Before 2014 us Android folk had more functionality with larger screens, we've always had better storage options & I won't even get on multitasking.

8. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I like to make my own. Biggest reason I use Android. I used to make themes for Symbian back in the day. Ahhh so long ago... Miss having to mess around with svg files and using Carbide.

9. GeekMovement unregistered

Stuck with Upbeat Monsters, it's awesome.

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