customization

Xiaomi outs MIUI v6 developer preview for the Mi3, Mi4

If you’re looking for more eye-candy in your custom Android UI than most, chances are you’ve come across the MIUI – the tweaked Android OS from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. The flipside of it is that while you get a nice, clean UI, there are bugs galore, and that the MIUI is not really known for Android functionality. That said, if you own a Xiaomi Mi3 or Mi4, you pretty much have no choice. The good news is that a new version of MIUI is out.

Google exploring customization with Google Workshop

Google has had relatively good success over its Nexus products, building technologies and interfaces for devices on the bleeding edge of Android development. When it comes to accessories and whatnot, Google’s history has not been that great, and it has been trying to rectify that recently with the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (putting out different colors of cases for the devices). With the experimental Google Workshop, the company may be trying to break into that market a little bit more.

Tapet generates random wallpapers for your mobile device

Some people change wallpapers on their mobile devices as often as they change clothes (some even more than that!). But there comes a time when you’ll run out of ideas on what to use or you’ve already exhausted your wallpaper app. Here is where the Tapet app comes in, as it can generate a random wallpaper for you daily or even hourly if you really wanted.

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.
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