The open nature of Google’s Android mobile platform puts it well ahead of the game in terms of customisability. It is not only (partially) open source in that third-party developers’ ROMs can be used in place of the real thing, but it doesn’t impose the same restrictions as Apple or Microsoft when it comes to the way the platform is manipulated. Better yet, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a coder or not because the software does most of the work for you.
With plenty of user interface add-ons available on the Google Play store, it can be hard to decide what to download, especially when there’s a price attached. The following are our three favourites.
Note: this article is based on a [[artnid:456432|Samsung Galaxy S4]] running [[xref:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2341026|janjan’s version]] of stock Google Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, not TouchWiz. To learn how to update your Galaxy S4 to a pure version of Android, [[artnid:523049|click here]]. All of the apps featured in this slideshow can be used with TouchWiz as well.