As if having to return the latest and greatest device from their favorite smartphone maker didn’t already sting, now Apple fans can stick it to their Samsung-loyal friends with these smartphone skins that make it look like an iPhone’s battery has had a severe meltdown as well.
There are some pretty unsubstantiated and vague rumors that Samsung's new Galaxy S6 won't just have a new Note-inspired hardware design; it'll also have less ugly TouchWiz skinning than ever. Who knows if this is true! It's probably not. But man, it still sounds fantastic.
Grand Theft Auto has long been known for parodying everything from vehicles, to advertising, to pop culture, to even the technology that dominates the time. So it's not surprising to see one of the characters in the recently released GTA V using an iPhone parody called the iFruit. And now you can actually get your…
On Stage at the D11 conference, Google's Android chief Sundar Pichai confirmed rumors that an HTC One Google Edition running vanilla Android will be available on June 26th for $600. That means the best Android phone in the world will be available unlocked and without the often clunky HTCSense skin. Heck yeah.
Manufacturers just can't leave Android alone. When they build Android devices, they've got to customize. There's Samsung's TouchWiz, Motorola's MotoBlur, HTC's Sense, and others. These customizations have come to be known as skins.
Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) is the prettiest, most intuitive version of Google's mobile OS yet, but hardware manufacturers still insist on dirtying it up. Android skins are inevitable, but who does it best? See for yourself.
Google Maps is mighty useful, but not everybody's a fan—including Apple, who seem to be ditching it. But OpenStreetMap isn't the nicest looking thing, and let's not discuss Bing. This new OpenStreetMap skin, however, is hands down the best looking digital map I've ever seen.
For those turned off by the scaly metal rearsides of their iPads—but don't want to hide the whole thing in a bulky case—Dodocase's Bookback skin provides a sleek, leathery skin to give that back some grip.
Oh, hey, look another Windows Phone 7 handset, looks pretty norm—wait what? That's running on an iPod, you say? Well, yes. And this cunning mimic can run on your jailbroken iOS device as well.
Technological advances are wonderful! But that doesn't mean we have to abandon up on retrofabulous design. And there's not much more tempting than walking around with an iPhone-sized Polaroid in your pocket.
We're very tolerant here at Giz—if the thought of your iPhone 4 without its clothes on gets you excited, by all means! But it's probably not very good for the phone. Slap on this exposed-guts back decal instead.
Like dogs, smartphones grow to look like their owners—if those owners are tech-savvy enough. Sprint ID offers curated "packs" of apps, widgets, and themes for simple customization, starting with the Samsung Transform, Sanyo Zio, and LG Optimus S.
If you positively insist on putting a skin on your iPad, might I recommend cloaking them in old VHS tapes? And if you like the underlying concept of Hollis Brown Thornton's VHS Heroes, you're going to lurve the detail.
This handy iPhone 4 decal does double duty as an antenna-protecting film and a glow stick. You know, just in case that reception issue persists, you chuck it into a dark closet and need to find it in a pinch.
Realizing that tech nerds like space, the environment (well, in small doses—and only on a 1080p monitor) and everything else that Mother Nature supplies us with, National Geographic has teamed up with Gelaskins for some natty nature covers.
Designer Emil Kozak has knocked together some graphic Dell skins which will help out the (Product) Red charity. There's four different designs, with 23 color variations to choose from, and conveniently help disguise the fact that you own a Dell.