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  1. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I really like some of the UI's I have seen for other android phones (sense) and was wondering how to get them on my droid.
     

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    dmgabe Well-Known Member

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    You can use programs like panda home or ahome to change the UI. However, most of these don't currently support the droid (give it another week or so). If you are looking for the HTC Hero clock/weather widget, you can use beautiful widgets. Worth every penny and looks great on the droids high res screen.
     
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    brettlewis Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what if my pennies wont fit in my phones micro usb port?
     
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    brettlewis Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    panda home is out in 3 days for the droid :D
     
  5. dmgabe

    dmgabe Well-Known Member

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    They actually go in the speaker slot about the screen.

    Well I know that Panda Home is free and is expected to be updated in a few days. Get that when it comes out and it is just a matter of finding a suitable theme.
     
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    From what I have seen and read, Panda can't be beat. Offers some of the best options and a price that can't be beat. I will be getting it once it is updated. I use beautiful widgets now and like I said before looks amazing. Might be worth trying to find a .apk version until you can get Panda sorted out.
     
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    brettlewis Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    they could beat the price by paying me to use it...
     
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    True, but as a consumer I don't think I could handle this. It would throw my whole world into upheaval.
     
  9. BLOWNCO

    BLOWNCO Well-Known Member

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    man i hope the sense UI gets ported to the droid i love the way it looks and how smooth it is.
     
  10. Watashi

    Watashi Well-Known Member

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    I have a UI related question.

    I'm still using the stock home screens, is there a way to remove the spring effect when I switch between the screens? Or would this be handled with a different home screen app?

    Thanks.
     
  11. El Blacksheep

    El Blacksheep Well-Known Member

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    I loved the SenseUI at first, but it's not REALLY necessary. Beautiful Widgets gives the nice clock / weather home screen, and with App Organizer you can fit all your apps cleanly on your 3 home screens, leaving plenty of room for widgets without bloating or crowding any of the screens (and thus giving your background wallpaper a chance to get noticed)

    My home screens consist of:
    Left: Pandora Widget up top, 4 apps along the bottom (App Organizer "All Folders", Camera, Gallery, Settings)
    Mid: Beautiful Widgets Home, 4 apps along the bottom (Phone, Visual VM, Browser, Market)
    Right: Pure Calendar Agenda, 4 apps along the bottom (Gmail, Maps, DocumentsToGo Recently Used, App Organizer "Starred Apps")

    I'm not sure what I would do with 7 screens...
     
  12. bruceo

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    Youre crazy... On my hero I had widgets on all of my screens. Besides the significant number of valuable widgets that Htc has available vs the few weak android widgets... it adds multitouch to all of the mains an amazing music player and amazing music control on the lockscreen. Those are huge adds to Moto/google's fail.
     
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    If your wanting something similar to HTC sense add the pure widgets( messages and calender) both are paid apps but are awesome. Dam I am loving this phone :)
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    It can be handled with a dif home screen app, but you can also use 1 of 3 settings (all, some, none) by going to home --> Settings --> Soung & Display --> Animation

    If Sense UI is free versus BW which is not, I am going with free.

    Good points - but that does not make him crazy that is his personal choice. Some people like blue, some black. Some use the physical KB, some don't.

    The beauty lies in the fact that we all have these choices.

    I'd rather wait for the SenseUI to make it to A2 - since the source code is now released I can see a rooted DROID around the bend....
     
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    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    Sense is gonna be hard to port because it runs on a much lower resolution then the DROID so all the images need to be re-sized. You can get pretty much all the same widgets that it has though, most of them are free but a couple are paid. The major upside is that with a stock version of Android we will get updates WAY quicker then people with UI overlays like Sense. Look how long they have been stuck with old 1.5, heck the G1 has had 1.6 for a few months now and that is the first Android phone. They are just talking about building Sense onto Android 2.0 now, but since Sprint won't be doing a OTA update a lot of people won't ever get it. I don't know how VZW is handling the Eris but I hope they do OTA.

    The only thing your gonna miss out on with Sense is the extra intergration it adds to the Dialer/Contacts and multi touch, but Loccy is working on updating his Better Browser to the DROID/Android 2.0 and it is the BEST browser for Android hands down. It isn't a new app, it is a modified version of the stock browser and it add's multi touch and soooo much more. Also if someone wants a nice lockscreen then do a search for "Flyscreen" in the market, it totally blows away the lame Sense lockscreen.
     
  16. bruceo

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    Yeah those are nice widgets but android locking down homescreens to 3 pages makes no room for them... I still am baffled by how well my wifes eris handles 7 screens full of widgets so much better than the droid with native android.
     
  17. bruceo

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    Isnt the only real diff between 1.5 & 1.6 updated market app gui? I would venture to say HTC sense + android 2.0 will pwn android native because sense on android 1.5 already pwns native 2.0 by a mile.

    i still cant get over the fact that you cannot swipe in the photo gallery... That is sooo 1990's Ipaq like....

    How does flyscreen beat sense? it doesnt even have music control and looks to be buggy. From the previous smartphones I have had one thing I learned is a good way to have a laggy or buggy phone is to install a non native lockscreen....
     
  18. Jonathan Dumaine

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    Does anything you say ever make sense, Brett?
     

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