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jelly bean themeAs always, new Android OS upgrades Evolution of Android: From 1.0 to Jelly Bean [Geek History Lessons] Evolution of Android: From 1.0 to Jelly Bean [Geek History Lessons] Read More , whether significant or not, come with welcome additions and improvements, such as Google Now and awesome eye candy. For those of us that can’t or won’t upgrade to Android 4.1, there should be no room for concern as we can still get a taste of Jelly Bean all while using our glorious phones powered with Android 2.0 or newer. If you use Go Launcher EX, one of many outstanding launcher 5 Awesome Free Launchers You May Not Know About [Android] 5 Awesome Free Launchers You May Not Know About [Android] I'm an Android user because I love to tinker with my phone and change it up every once in a while. Android lets me do that easily right out of the box because it was... Read More applications for Android on our very own Best Android Apps list, you are in luck.

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Before you go download these launcher theme apps, please realize you need to have Go Launcher EX installed, a free, wildly popular launcher for Android 2.0+. Once you have this installed, you can then install any of these laucher themes and select them from Home > Menu > Themes.

Jelly Bean Go Launcher EX by BlueFrog [Android 1.6+]

jelly bean theme

Pros:

  • Ratings: Fourteen users have given this theme a 4.5 star out of 5.
  • Size: This launcher barely takes 1 MB of your SD card space at 942 kB.
  • No ads

Cons:

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  • The wallpaper quality is OK. You can see some pixelated parts in the yellow portion of the wallpaper, but then again, this is a truly lightweight launcher theme.
  • In my test device (HTC EVO 4G), the home icon in the app drawer was cut off, while in the Google Play product page, the screenshots from the developer show no such incomplete icon. There are also two additional icons from the screenshots that I’m missing (RSS and menu) from the same app drawer. I’m thinking this issue might be just with my phone.
  • For some reason, I also didn’t find any wallpapers when I tapped on the GO Wallpaper option (besides the one you see in my screenshot), while the product page also states that one of the features of this theme is its wallpapers. Perhaps you will have better luck on your phone and be able to see the wallpapers.

Jelly Bean Go Theme by NitroX-developers [Android 2.0+]

jelly bean theme android

Pros:

  • This developers have made at least four other Go Themes so it’s probably safe to say that the developers know what they’re doing.
  • Icons are shinier than regular Android 4.0 icons.
  • Size: This one is also barely 1MB at 920 kB.
  • No ads

Cons:

  • Some more wallpapers would be nice. The one wallpaper you see on my screenshot has a visible watermark on the lower right corner.

Jelly Bean Theme GoLauncherEX by ADDesigns [Android 2.0+]

jelly bean theme

Pros:

  • Like the previous app, this theme comes from a developer that has made a bunch of themes for different launcher apps, including ADW, LauncherPro and Go Launcher EX.
  • Comes with 10 beautiful Jelly Bean wallpapers.
  • Some redesigned icons like Gmail, Adobe Reader, etc.
  • No ads.

Cons:

  • Size: Considerably bigger in size compared to the previous two apps, at 5.4 MB, but this is probably due to the all the graphics (icons and wallpaper pack).
  • You can see some loss of quality in the first wallpaper.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the third app simply because I love the wallpaper galore, but honestly, all three do a pretty nice job of bringing you the looks of Jelly Bean for free. What about you? Are you planning on getting some new eye candy for your phone?

Let us know what themes you use on your Android device in the comments below.

Photo credit: Mauricio Lima

  1. Marco Milani
    August 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    bah sense look more nicer!

  2. Muhannad Agha
    July 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    hope it doesnt use so much ram

  3. Ishank@innolea
    July 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I like the first one, i.e.Jelly Bean Go Launcher EX - the icons looks better than the icons of other two themes.

  4. denny Gl
    July 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

    looks cool but it should also work for low end android without using much ram

  5. MerVzter Balacuit
    July 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

    one of the problem of android apps is that there is no standard size for android phone so that when it comes to screen dimension all will work at the same way

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