There are so many ways to make your Android awesome, but one of the easiest is to download an Android theme. Below we’ve put together a list of what we believe are the best Android themes for a number of different launchers, all of which are free to install and use.
1. Ocean Dream for ZenUI Launcher
ZenUI is a strong launcher for themes because it doesn’t require any extras and doesn’t provide a lot of bloatware. While its themes aren’t the most comprehensive – its icon packs usually only cover the most basic apps (and often not even all that come pre-installed) – they’re nonetheless considered and consistent.
The icons in Ocean Dream are all cleverly designed to relate to the theme. The messaging app icon, for example, looks like a message in a bottle. The browser app icon, on the other hand, is a speed camera.
It’s beautiful, I just wish its icon packs were more extensive. Make sure to take a look at the Fall theme too.
Get it on the Play store
2. Glasklart for the Apex launcher
Glasklart has a lot of unique icons, even for slightly less common apps like Anututu and Greenify, and the overall design is fantastic. Even those that aren’t built from scratch don’t take their place here.
The apps in the app drawer are like ghosts, drawn in a single shade of white. Their names are hard to see on the gray background, but pull them out of the app drawer and onto the home screen and they’ll look really delicious.
The app icons are subtly, yet expertly shaded, making them look soft and chic. With its white and silver icons against a purple palette, Glasklart comes highly recommended.
Read also: 20 best free icon packs to customize the look of your Android device
3.White for CM Launcher
White for CM Launcher is beautiful. There is real confidence in the minimalist wallpaper; a simple winter scene of a tree and a person walking away from it. But it’s the postcard-style app icons – the business card-style address book icon in particular – that steal the show.
You can also get a lot of themes for the CM launcher, ranging from garish to restrained. In my opinion, it’s White’s two-tone winter scene below that looks the best, though.
4. Pinko for APUS Launcher
Pinko has been an Android favorite for a long time thanks to minimalist icons with great attention to detail. Pinko turns all your apps into circles that have all been colored and carefully designed. The dialer app looks like the mouthpiece of an old-fashioned phone, and messaging and all app icons are just clusters of circles.
It doesn’t make the interface completely different, nor does it use any fancy animation, it just creates an almost retro style that looks sharper and more sophisticated than many other competing themes.
5. Windows Mobile 95 KLWP Theme
Many older nerds have fond memories of Windows 95, the operating system that graced our early personal computers in all its majesty. Now you can relive the glory days on your smartphone with this fantastic theme of RedTitor ThemeThief , with old-school icons and visuals for all modern functions of your smartphone, and even the Blue Screen of Death for crashes.
To use this theme, you will need KLWP, a live wallpaper maker that lets you edit and run custom Android themes. Then you can grab the Windows Mobile 95 theme here .
What do you think is the best Android theme? Let us know in the comments below.