Theme Thursday – Frozen Android

Theme Thursday – Frozen Android

Nov 10, 2011

In the mood for something cool and refreshing? Perhaps you would like to try an Android on the rocks? If so, take a look at Frozen Android and see if it’s a theme you would like to chill with.

Frozen Android puts your favorite app icons on ice, surrounding them in cool shades of blue and hard freezing them. It even extends this idea into several of the 5 included background images, giving you a good view of the “honeybee” Android mascot looking a lot like the Demolition Man.

Running in ADW Launcher, a home replacement utility, Frozen Android instantly transforms the graphical user interface of your Android device into a customized look and feel. It’s the easiest way to give your device a unique design that you’ll love to show off at every opportunity you get. And, of course, in case that isn’t quite distinct enough for you, you can always further customize the theme by mixing and matching it with others. From icons to wall papers and dock styles, there are a multitude of ways to make your Android device truly your own.

Frozen Android is completely free, so you won’t have to spend anything to get it up and running on your device. The author of Frozen Android has stated that more icons are on their way; however, the theme hasn’t been updated in a while. The author does includes contact information, though, just in case you don’t find an icon for your favorite app and would like to get in contact to get more.

Of course, a frozen droid is never a good thing, unless we’re talking about this theme. In which case, hopefully, plenty of people will agree that this is an attractive theme, well worth the download.

You can find Frozen Android on the Android Market.

Theme Thursday – Tha Pumpkin and Tha Jack-o

Theme Thursday – Tha Pumpkin and Tha Jack-o

Oct 27, 2011

It might not be science-fiction, but this week’s Theme Thursday is definitely a double-feature!

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween with a theme for ADW Launcher and thought last week’s Tha Flesh was just a bit too extreme, Tha Pumpkin and Tha Jack-o are a lot more friendly.

First up, Tha Pumpkin carves up over 720 of the famous gourds into the easily identifiable shapes and symbols of apps for your Android device. It’s all the fun of digging into a pumpkin without any of the mess! And the best part is, they’ll never rot away. You can have the memory of happy Halloweens all year round.

Next, Tha Jack-o features more than 720 icons in the same unique style of Tha Pumpkin, but this time, illuminated from within. These spooky lanterns are just waiting to greet trick-or-treaters on a darkened doorstep, and you won’t have to worry about any nasty tricksters smashing them in the street, as they live right at home on your Android device. You don’t even need candles!

Each theme is built for ADW Launcher, a custom home screen utility that radically alters the graphical user interface of your Android phone or tablet. By switching to ADW Launcher, you can use these custom themes to quickly and easily change everything from icons to wallpapers and more, even the way the app drawer behaves can be easily changed! One caveat is that to use the custom docks included with these themes, you’ll need to purchase and install ADW Launcher EX, available on the Android Market for US$3.32 and includes many other features not available in the free version.

Tha Pumpkin and Tha Jack-o are each US$2.99 and available on the Android Market. However, you can download free versions of Tha Pumpkin and Tha Jack-o to see how you like them before purchasing. Happy Halloween!

Theme Thursday – Elite HD

Theme Thursday – Elite HD

Sep 1, 2011

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about this week’s theme that makes it worthy of the title “elite.” Is it the stitched leather wallpaper? The abstract colored wallpapers? The gradients used in the folder backgrounds? The custom docks? Or is it the more than 1000 icons that are available for your apps? I honestly don’t know what makes it elite, but that is a lot of icons.

Elite HD is a theme for ADW Launcher, a highly customizable home screen replacement utility that gives you the ability to completely revamp your Android device’s graphical user interface. You can quickly and easily choose custom icons, wallpapers and docks. You can even mix and match, using elements from any number of themes installed on your Android device. There’s no limit to what you can do and how radically you can alter your phone’s look.

The semi-transparent look and the minimal color scheme of Elite HD’s icon set allow for a tasteful touch to your Android device’s user interface. They look almost as if they would fit in with just about any background you could choose — assuming it isn’t too lightly colored. That’s the one caveat with this icon set. Under the right conditions, it looks to be infinitely reusable. However, against the wrong background, the icons might be a bit hard to see. Something to consider.

The sheer number of icons available is staggering, and really makes you wonder which apps could have possibly been missed. Then again, with more than 250,000 apps to choose from in the Android Market, I would have to assume it’s possible that someone out there will be upset that there isn’t an icon for his or her favorite app. Thankfully, the author of this theme mentions that there are more icons on the way!

Elite HD is available on the Android Market for US$0.99.