Do you know what love to do with our Android handsets and tablets? We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience. That’s why we present a weekly series of Get This Look posts.
In a nutshell we show you a new look for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need if you want to mimic the feel. Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish; your results will vary. Which is awesome!
If nothing else, this is a great way to discover new apps, widgets, icons, and more!
EDIT: removed gallery (was to previous article)
MOTIF Elegant by MarcusBremen
WHY WE LOVE THIS LOOK:
First off, that custom clock widget (UCCW) is simply stunning. We jumped all over the UZIP file and think it’s the sort of clock that will dress up just about any Android theme.
The minimal and modern wallpapers are nice but not required for this look; download your own and jazz things up in a cinch!
The overall design is fantastic and provides users with quick access to commonly used apps and settings. You can add more, sure, but then it runs the risk of looking “busy”. With that in mind, the icons and grid setup are a match made in heaven. Who knows? Maybe another row of icons wouldn’t be the worst thing ever…
We’re also kinda fond of the way the notifications get pushed to the bottom of the screen as opposed to the traditional layout. It might feel foreign to some, but we’re digging it.
The lock screen is so fresh and so clean, thanks to the WidgetLocker placement and the pair of stars on the home screen open up your desired apps. You might pay a few bucks to get this look but the flexibility in the apps is some of the best around.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Ultimate Custom Widget (UCCW) (FREE)
- Motif (icons) ($1.99)
- WidgetLocker Lock Screen ($2.99)
- Pure Grid Calendar ($1.79)
- Pure Messenger ($1.99)
- UZIP file for UCCW (clock widget and wallpapers)