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Change your stock launcher icons, no root required

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by 2 months ago
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Customization is one of the stronger points of Android. With a multitude of tweaks in UI and functionality, the platform enables users to incorporate more of their personality and needs into their devices, compared with, say, iOS. While for some, customization is skin-deep — like themes, wallpapers and graphics — others take rooting their devices as an avenue to do even more drastic customizations. But even supposedly skin-deep customizations might require root. For instance, changing icon packs in stock launchers might sound mundane, but in most cases would require root. If you wanted to change icons, you could either switch…

Back to Basics: Android skins explained

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by 1 year ago
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Welcome friends, to the “Back to Basics” series where we’ll run a fine toothed comb over each and every aspect of Android so that you can make an educated decision on which Android device is for you. This week’s edition is all about the skins that go on top of your Android devices. Read on for all the details.

HTC One Review

HTC One Review
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by 1 year ago
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After a series of poorly selling phones, HTC has adopted an all-or-nothing approach with its latest flagship, the HTC One. Does the One have what it takes to bring the company out of its slump?

Pure Android vs. skins… What’s better?

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by 1 year ago
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Imagine a world where Samsung and LG made nearly identical devices. Weird, right? Think of your Android world without manufacturer skins on the device. What would life be like without HTC Sense? What if carriers didn’t add bloatware? If everything was pure Android, would you still be interested? Let’s ponder a world where all Android devices were the same OS; no skins, no bloatware, no fun?