Tag Archive: Customization


Lock screen customization is dead

From start to finish, this kind of theming was a complete mess.

If you don’t like a launcher on Android, you get a new one. Hate your keyboard? Use a third-party keyboard. After all, Android is all about choice, and customization is an essential part of the Android experience… but lock screen customization is bad. Third-party lock screen customization is especially bad. There was a very, very brief moment in history when it was less bad, but  [Read More…]

Smart Launcher 5 review: An amazing balance of customization and simplicity

Smart Launcher has blossomed this spring into a launcher that can fill a lot of different niches.

Smart Launcher has been around for years, known for its iconic Flower home screen and categorically-sorted app drawer. It’s long been a stable — if a little bit boring — launcher, but if you haven’t given it a look since it upgraded to Smart Launcher 5 back in March, stop what you’re doing and go download it. Whether you’re interested  [Read More…]

Google’s longstanding search widget could add customization options soon

The Google Search widget might be getting a suite of new customization tools for changing its shape, color, and more.

Ever since its inception, one of Android’s strongest characteristics has been its ability to customize just about everything to your heart’s content. There are a ton of third-party customization solutions throughout the Play Store, but thanks to a teardown of the Google app, it would appear that Google itself will soon be giving users more options for changing up  [Read More…]

HTC U11’s Edge Sense squeeze function updated with in-app customization options

Because we’re all still looking for something to do with Edge Sense.

The HTC U11 is an awesome phone, but the touted “Edge Sense” feature for performing actions by squeezing your phone hasn’t exactly been the feature that’s driving sales. Hopefully that will change today. With an update that’s rolling out now, U11 owners will be able to further customize Edge Sense to perform specific actions in specific apps — in addition to the current slate of  [Read More…]

Action Launcher Quickthemes: One touch customization for your Android phone

Quick themes are good, and Action Launcher’s Quicktheme gets quick themes themed quickly.

Action Launcher has garnered a fair bit of praise from us at Android Central. Some love Quickdrawer and being able to ditch the traditional app drawer. Some love the Covers and Shades, which free up space and get us into apps faster. But as a themer, Action Launcher’s got a great trick that can make your home screen feel completely new with one easy  [Read More…]

Button Mapper: Full customization options for your phone’s buttons (Review)

Modern phones currently have so many different shortcuts for all kinds of things. My current phone lets me double push the home key to get to the camera. Prior to that, I had a phone where you only had to twist your wrist twice to open the camera, and if I did a chopping motion […]

Flamingo for Twitter beta arrives in Google Play with tons of customization options

Flamingo is the latest Android Twitter client that offers a highly customizable interface, a Material Design and much more. The app is now available on Google Play for 99 cents, which is a great price for the features that are being offered. The developer, Sam Runston, is also known for the great weather app, Weather Timeline.

From the app’s description:

Flamingo is a bright and colourful Twitter client, which a simple and greatly customisable interface. It  [Read More…]

Nova Launcher’s latest customization tweaks include Android N-style folders, night mode

Nova Launcher, one of the more popular choices when it comes to launcher replacements, has received an update that brings a couple of interesting new customization options. For those who find the new app folder style in Android N attractive, Nova Launcher will now let you change the look of your folders to match. The update also includes a new “night mode” option that darkens the settings, app drawer and search bar to help prevent late-night eye  [Read More…]

Yahoo Mail for Android offers new customization

Today Yahoo brought new customization features to its Yahoo Mail Android app, version 5.3. New Features: Over 11 new custom color themes Rename accounts – long press any account name

The post Yahoo Mail for Android offers new customization appeared first on AndroidGuys.

KK Emoji Keyboard: Features and customization at your fingertips (review)

One of the many advantages of Android is that you can customize it to your liking. Changing the keyboard has been for years one of the most important features of Android, one that others just recently started to imitate, without much success. Thus, the keyboard category in the Google Play Store is very competitive, and customers are now demanding innovative features and good performance. KK Emoji Keyboard packs a huge amount of features into a fluid keyboard, with tons of  [Read More…]