customization

Android L and Xposed: Keep Calm and Wait for It

After CyanogenMod published its blog post about its plans for Android L support, Xposed Framework creator rovo89 is making a similar appeal to the Android community for a bit of objective analysis and a lot of patience. The summary of the situation is that Android L is still a fast-moving target that it isn't practical to work on polishing Xposed for it. The developer would rather release a version that works well a bit later, rather than one that is too early but barely functions.

Moto Maker now available in Germany

As promised before, Motorola somewhat quietly launched the Moto Maker site in Germany. This is the first time that the Moto X customization service has been made available outside of the US, potentially sending mixed signals about the future of the current flagship as well as the upcoming smartphone currently dubbed the Moto X+1.

DroidPack offers 500 stock wallpapers to decorate your device

For people who spend an extraordinary amount of waking time looking at our mobile devices, it stands that we’d want our phones or tablets to be pleasant-looking, not just externally but more so when you look at your home screen. The DroidPack app offers Android users the chance to use over 500 different wallpapers to give your phone the feel of being brand new, even everyday if you want to.

Cyanogen Theme Showcase gives tweakers a new toy

CyanogenMod's core team might now be an "Inc.", but they haven't lost their sense of commitment to the community. The makers of the popular custom ROM has just released Cyanogen Theme Showcase on Google Play Store, making the fruits of their work on CyanogenMod 11S available to the wider Android community.

Sony’s EvolutionUI homescreen turns customization into a game

A certain Disney character once said "in every job that must be done, there is an element of fun", probably the earliest expression of what is now termed "gamification". Sony has just released an internal research project called EvolutionUI that does exactly that, by incorporating achievements and badges into the process of learning how to use your smartphone.

Themer gets support for custom icon packs

Pimping up your smartphone might have just gotten a lot easier with the latest Themer update. This popular customizable Android homescreen has just implemented one of the most requested features by its growing number of users: the ability to use icon packs.
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