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 everyday user. Some of just want to change the home screen around a bit and create a new user experience. To that end, we present our weekly series of Get This Look posts.
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. 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. In fact, many of the designs we highlight tend to use the same apps.
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WHY WE LOVE THIS LOOK:
We decided that we’d pick a look that was almost completely opposite of the clean and Google Now-like stuff that has been highlighted the last few rounds. We say almost because we’re still stuck on the white and minimal looking icons. No matter how hard we try, we just like the way things look when you employ such simple touches.
The apps used to create this look can lead to some great creations and the wallpaper can be swapped out with anything else along those lines. If you’re looking for gritty, rusty, and grungy wallpapers, we recently showcased a handful.
We really appreciate having the Google Search icon/widget so close at hand and find it convenient in the middle of the screen. It’s unobtrusive and works well here – a welcome departure from the norm. The top widget is a real gem and we cannot believe we’ve not featured it here before. We suspect, however, that Zooper Widget Pro will become quite popular over time.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Battery Disc (FREE)
- Ultimate Custom Widget (UCCW) (FREE)
- SMPL White Theme ($.99)
- Google Play Music (FREE)
- Zooper Widget Pro ($1.99)
- Custom ICS Search Widget (FREE)
MyColorScreen is dedicated to the great ways you can modify your home screens.