Get this look for your Android smartphone: GoogleNowXE

Get this look for your Android smartphone: GoogleNowXE

One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs.  Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyman user.

Some of just like to change the home screen around a bit and create a new user experience. To that end, we’ve created a series of posts on AndroidGuys where we will highlight an occasional design and its accompanying apps.  In a nutshell we will show you a new look for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need if you want to mimic the feel.

Please note that the following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish – results will vary.  But that’s awesome.

GoogleNowXE by Krupal Ashok

WHY WE LOVE THIS LOOK:

It looks like Google Now and it’s clean, and handy, and awesome – duh. Seriously, we’re fans of the way it balances so many shortcuts and content without feeling cluttered. Maybe it’s the squarish corners, or maybe it’s the icon pack… whatever it is, it works. Bonus points for the fact that we can get this look for a modest $1.39 in total.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Anything Else?

  • https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2844113/Google%20now%20Custom.psd
  • Using Apex with 9×4 grid system, re-sized widgets to the way they fit the screen

There’s a wonderful website that we’ve long appreciated called MyColorScreen which is dedicated to the great ways you can modify your home screens.

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9 Comments

  1. Matt Volk
    November 13, 20:33 Reply

    Looks good. I’d like to see a dev incorporate a look like that into a custom rom

  2. Jayesh
    November 14, 03:34 Reply

    I loved this beautifully arranged look.

  3. Aaron
    November 14, 12:38 Reply

    Looks cool, but I would pass on this one. It takes up too much screen real estate, for my liking anyway. (ps, how’s the Nexus7 giveaway coming?)

  4. John
    November 18, 23:43 Reply

    ok i downloaded all these apps, but does someone have a specific set of steps to get that same look?

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