Icons and UCCW Episode 7: Morena, Naxos, Umbra, and More

Has it really been over two months since we last put together and Icons and UCCW episode? Sorry about that, but it has been a tad busy around here lately with the Nexus 5 (our review), Bamboo backs, Kit Kat updates, and other end of the year fun. Excuses aside, we had an incredible amount of icon and clock skin submissions to dig through since episode 6, so here are a full four layouts to give you some inspiration for that next home screen setup.  (more…)

Get the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” Look With These Icons and Wallpaper

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Ever since we saw the massive leak of Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” from last week which showed new UI elements, we have been awaiting the arrival of mock-ups of the icons and wallpaper from themers. This weekend, a couple of wallpapers and icon sets have emerged, helping us all take a step closer to the next version of Android a little ahead of Google’s schedule.  (more…)

Icons and UCCW Episode 6: Banx, Peek, iNex, Shift Clock, and More

It has been a few weeks since we last dropped a batch of icon sets and UCCW skins on you, but feel as if we have enough quality submissions to put together episode 6 of this ongoing, reader-driven series. We had a number of really great icon sets to pick between this time, some of which we are saving for episode 7. The clock skins weren’t as bountiful this time around, so until we see more that catch our eye, we had to limit this episode to three setups. Ready to see them?


MyColorScreen’s Themer Hits Google Play, Here is a Full Tour

mycolorscreen themer android

MyColorScreen’s Themer is now available on Google Play for those of you interested in the design sharing site’s take on an automated theme application. As of now, it’s still in closed beta, meaning you have to sign-up to receive a code that can unlock the app’s capabilities. It’s also free, so you may as well download and sign-up to get your name on the list. Thankfully, we received a code this morning and have since filmed an entire tour of the app and its features. You’ll find all of the details, including that video below.  (more…)

Axis Icon Pack Brings Vintage, Shadowy Hotness to Your Android Device

Axis Icons

We have been testing a new icon pack over the last couple of days that we are delighted to share with you this morning, as it is now live on Google Play. It’s called Axis, and it brings you the super trendy shadow effect that so many icon packs are using these days (as seen in packs like Nox), along with a perception of depth and this really cool vintage feel. This is a keeper, folks.  (more…)

Icons and UCCW Episode 4: Minimal UI, Tondo, Flatshade, PushOn and More

uccw clock icons android

So, we decided to start labeling these to keep better track of them going forward. Welcome to the “Icons and UCCW” series that will hopefully continue to become a regular feature here at Droid Life. We casually tossed out a handful of icon packs and UCCW clock skins that had come across our desk a few weeks back, and many of you seemed to enjoy them, even asking for more. Here we are some four episodes later with more clocks and icons than we know what to do with. And you know what, we’re really enjoying it all.

This is our little chance to highlight the amazing work that clock and icon designers are out there putting in. Since it can be tough to navigate through the thousands of entries in the Play store at times, we hope this helps you focus in on the quality stuff – the stuff you’d like placed on your home screen.  (more…)