When Google first launched Android as an open platform, many manufacturers scrambled their best design teams and developers to convert the stock Android to some more polished for all their users. A design that would leave people awestruck with the beauty, yet simplicity of the operating system.
When we look back, very few companies have actually wowed consumers with great designs. And the companies that have are updating their designs with extra features. So here are a list of the best UI that brings out the beauty of Android.
Many of Sony's devices have been selling not just for the water resistant Z series that can shoot great photos. Its UI was too polished to make even the budget phones even feel more premium. After the launch of Android Jellybean, Sony also added nifty features like small widgets too.
HTC has been the using the same dark themed design for their smartphones for many years now. With the coming launch of HTC 10, the company has redesigned Sense UI to include more smart functions and customizations. A news feed is one of the added features in the latest update.
The TouchWiz UI does not a little dull and bland unlike the competition, but the company makes up for all that with features no one else in the industry provides. S-Pen features, smart notifications in Galaxy Edge models are just the tip of the iceberg.
Xiaomi devices are beautiful. And so is MIUI, their custom made version of Android. Using an app drawer as opposed to the menu, MIUI still enjoys the smooth fluidity and fast performance that brings it on par with the big boys.
The only most famous custom ROMs available to a large number of users, Cyanogen has been the go-to place for every UX designer who wanted to add more than just themes. The developers include additional features to the Android system. The OS is now available in YU phones all thanks to the exclusive deal struck by Micromax and Cyanogen.
Lenovo brings a different meaning to the word 'simplicity'. With the launch of their VIBE smartphones, the company customized the Android experience with the best widgets, at the same time giving a colorful vibrancy to the themes.