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NIteUI by AndroidAtNight – Ice Cream Sandwich Concept Theme (No Root Required)

My good friend @AndroidAtNight on Twitter spent a lot of his free time designing this amazing homescreen based around what he feels like the next iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, could look like. I have to hand it to him — it looks pretty nice. The NIte UI theme takes a lot of design cues from the new Android Market and even some hints from the new Google Voice widget with its busy but minimal stylings. The theme isn’t your typical root required/flash zip file theme. Instead, its composed entirely from a dizzying amount of apps you can find in your very own Android Market with no root required. I’d be lying if I said the entire process was an easy one. But — if you have the time, the dedication and careful attention to detail, you too could be the talk of the town with a theme that will make the ladies say, “Aye, papi!” (probably not). Hit up the source link and prepare to be learn-ed.

[Via AndroidAtNight]




  • Michael Luckhardt

    Coming from a design standpoint…its a lil ugly and cluttered and the gradients make it feel cheap =(. I commend him for the work and dedication though. I feel like this is what your phone would look like if your android market took over the entire OS of your phone haha. Not necessarily Ice Cream Sandwich tho.

    • Josh Martin

      I agree, from a design standpoint, it’s pretty ugly.

  • phoenix_fire

    hate it. if i wanted a wp7 phone i’d buy one.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I actually OWN a WP7 phone (Arrive) and this looks nothing like it o_O

      • HalfwayCrook

        You own a wp7? THE HORROR!

    • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

      WP7? Because it has rectangles and colors? Ok. Whatever.

  • http://www.developerscode.com/ Developers Code

    Awesome Theme……….http://www.developerscode.com/

  • WickedToby741

    Definitely looks a bit like the tiles on Windows Phone 7.

  • http://twitter.com/tdiebold Todd Diebold

    I also cannot stand the look of this theme. I know it’s not for everyone, but if I wanted to go the route of WP7, I would. If I wanted to go the route of iOS, I would. If ICS looks like that and if that is the direction Android is heading, I’m not sure I would want a “vanilla android” phone in the Nexus Prime. I’d rather have a UI overlay from HTC or Samsung any day.

    • No_Nickname90

      You can easily just get a Launcher to replace the home screen if you end up hating it.

  • Frankie Abaddon

    Chris always love your style ov writing makes me atleast want to read what you have to report. I hope ice cream sandwich don’t look like this I choose android not windows 7

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      LOL! Thanks, Frankie! Yeah, I don’t think Google will drastically change around the UI that much. Even though they are aiming for a more minimal style…

      • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

        I did this, it took forever.

        Mainly because I couldn’t get the Wallpaper switcher to switch wallpapers depending on what screen it is on, so I edited the main picture to get rid of “fun” and “social” on the top. Now I only have one homescreen though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-OConnell/1567566299 Mark O’Connell

        @Chris, with all these UI’s why has no official or unofficial star trek UI been made? If any has I have not seen them.

    • http://techdomino.com/ Lucian Armasu

      Why does it look like WP7 to you? Because it has simple colors?

  • bob

    I don’t think it’s ugly likes others do but it’s definitely a WP7 clone…

    • Kuzon

      Where is WP7? I don’t see it. please point to the picture.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lrobles787 Luis Robles

    This theme looks like the market and WP7 phones. Just saying the obivious…

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    I like the concept of this. I hope ICS is just about features and people just come up with launchers on their own.

  • Del373

    Stratergy

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBW2U6QGTXK5RKIL2EWLDQSJNQ Horace

    While we don’t have much to go on for Ice Cream Sandwich, I do think there might be some cues from this theme that will resonate with ICS.

    Remember, Android is working on a framework that allows for apps to be designed in both phone and tablet consumption.

    The idea of ‘frames’, or where a Tablet is equal to two/double the horizontal phone design, is likely made easier by shapes and blocks like the ones of this theme.

    The theme is radical, and a bit W7, but very clean, and as pointed out in the article, is more based of current Google design (Market) than anything from Microsoft.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NGUKC4EMJHNHNGDSF4SXNCEZU4 Jonathan Cardona

    lol do people just like to type “WP7″? This looks nothing like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/VonSourentConciergeServices Comedian Deezy

    To me it looks more like a replica of the new Android Market than it does WP7…

  • Paul

    This is ANDROID not wp7

  • Paul

    It reminds me of windows ribbons

  • ionekoa

    i think this is interesting. I don’t really care for the look and feel of it; i don’t care much for the new look of the android market either though. I do however like the labeled home screens, that is pretty sweet.

    one thing that I really liked about sense that I wished other launchers would implement was the scenes, so one layout for business, one for travel, one for social, etc. so that you could optimize your phone for various situations without having to change the layout every time you left work to go out with friends or decided to go on vacation. I think it’s interesting and commend @AndroidAtNight for achieving a similar function between home screens.

  • Michael Luckhardt
  • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley

    I think this is very cool! It looks like it’s still all based on widgets and such so I’m not sure why people would freak out about it. This UI looks far better than Windows Phone 7. I will be sad if ICS isn’t just like this, not in looks but in the ability to customize the UI to one’s own liking. That’s one of the things I like about Android over WP7 and iOS.

  • presto117

    I love this. I don’t care how long this’ll take, I’ll be doing this to my Sensation. I hope ICS looks a bit like this. If it does, it’ll be enough to keep me interested in Android.