The 5 types of Android users you meet

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One of Android’s best features is the ability to fully customize almost every aspect of your phone or tablet. The best place to see this customization in action is the home screen. Users have a plethora of icon packs, launchers, widgets, and wallpapers to choose from. All of these choices can lead to some amazingly beautiful (and amazingly awful) set-ups.

With all of these options you’d think home screens would be a giant mess of random configurations. That’s only partially true. We went through several “Share your home screen!” threads on Android Forums and found that most people set up their home screen in one of five ways. Even you, the person reading this right now. Don’t believe us? These are the five types of Android users and how they set up their home screen.

The Stock Jock

stock

Who: The Stock Jock is someone who doesn’t do much to personalize their home screen. They could be new to Android and not know how to change things up, or maybe they just really like the way Samsung or Google do things. Whatever the reason may be, they are still rocking the original configuration and doing just fine. You can accomplish so much more when you aren’t changing your launcher every other day. Wait, what’s a launcher?

Item they order at McDonald’s: Happy Meal

Favorite beverage: Orange Hi-C

Are you a Stock Jock? Tweet it!

The Themer

themer

Who: The Themer is someone who likes to get their hands dirty and make sure their phone looks like their phone. Maybe they stumbled upon Android Forums one day and discovered the world of Android modding. It starts with a simple icon pack. Harmless, right? Next thing you know they’re elbow deep in code trying to extract that perfect launcher. But now the wallpaper isn’t right! I’m so close to the perfect set-up!

Item they order at McDonald’s: Premium Crispy Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich

Favorite beverage: Mountain Dew Code Red

Are you a Themer? Tweet it!

The Minimalist

minimal

Who: The Minimalist has been through the Themer phase. They’ve seen it all, and now it’s time to take things slow. Keep it simple. They have a keen eye for design, or at least that’s what they will tell you.  The Minimalist is also a tad OCD about how things are set up. Every app and widget is meticulously themed and organized. Man, I would love to download this new app, but I just can’t make that icon work.

Item they order at McDonald’s: Hamburger

Favorite beverage: Water

Are you a Minimalist? Tweet it!

The Hot Chick

hotchick

Who: The Hot Chick is the dude (or bro) that always has some random chick plastered on his home screen. This guy loves looking at beautiful women. He loves it so much that he decided he needed to see one every time he turns on his phone. Most people would feel too creepy or shy about putting scantily clad women on their home screen, but not The Hot Chick. Hey, have you seen that new pic of Emma Watson? It’s pretty great.

Item they order at McDonald’s: Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese

Favorite beverage: Surge

Are you The Hot Chick? Tweet it!

The Ugly Duckling

fugly

Who: The power of Android customization can sometimes fall in the wrong hands. Occasionally you will glance over at someone’s phone and see a glorious disaster of a home screen. The Ugly Duckling tried really hard to get the home screen looking just the way they want. Like the story of the ugly duckling, there is beauty in even the ugly things in life. You just have to wait long enough to see it. In the case of these home screens you only have to wait for the screen to turn off.

Item they order at McDonald’s: McRib

Favorite beverage: Crystal Pepsi

Are you an Ugly Duckling? Tweet it!

The great thing about Android is that all of these people can exist and be using basically the same OS. Open source software is a wonderful thing. Which one of these people are you? How do you like to set-up your home screen? Have you ever come across The Ugly Duckling? Let us know below!

 

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

    OMG! This was so hilarious. #dead

    Where I fit in: I’m more of a “stock jock” mixed with a simple icon theme. Nothing too crazy. I also mix Dr. Pepper with Diet Coke. O_o

    • phoenix_fire

      are you sure you’re not the hot chick? :D

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

        Only on the weekends. O_o

      • JBrowne1012

        I’m the Hot chick on my tablet though because theres more room to see the hot chick.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      Minimalist (with some Themes characteristics) here. Galaxy S3 with Cyanogenmod and Nova. No icons. Only GMD Gesture Control launchpads and gestures.

    • Roaduardo

      I love this list! I’m in between the Themer and Minimalist and I swap back and forth depending on my mood. Not surprised to hear you’re more of a stock jock Chris with all the different devices you play around with.

  • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

    Guilty minimalist over here..

  • PD_Fresh

    Best part of this article is the inclusion of Surge and Crystal Pepsi.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      Does Crystal Pepsi have meth in it?

  • Jeremy Sheehan

    I’d have to be the in between minimalist-themer. The thing that mucks up my minimalism are widgets. I love me some widgets! Great article!

  • Pan Szym

    The Stock Jock :P But I like stock-like look, Nova launcher and some icon pack is enough :)

  • WORPspeed

    I’m definitely between stock jock and themer and minimalist.
    I like to keep things stock (google stock), so not rooted or with other launchers, but make the most out of widgets, folders and try to keep as few things on my homescreens as possible.

    I think this creates a new category:
    The Practical
    I don’t need a super customized phone where you waste too many hours making it perfect, when you’ll never get those hours back when using your perfectly ergonomically designed phone.The Practical, likes to have clean phone ui, but one that works in most occasions, not perfect (cos that takes too much time), we definitely do not want to waste time on a homescreen you want to look the least amount of time at (I prefer my time in apps or looking not at my phone, widgets are a bit of the middleground)

    Moral of The Practical: Customize to make it more usable only if the time spend on customizing will not exceed the time gained from the speedier use of the customization in question (this includes time spend rooting/learning how to root / scouring the internet for widgets/icon packs/ launchers and wallpapers / flashing / learning how to flash)

    Favorite order at McD: BigMac
    Favorite beverage: Milkshake

    Practical phone valhalla: A phone that knows your habits so well it unlocks into the app you want without you having to do anything, skipping the homescreen alltogether. (I really need to get me a moto x for touchless control)

    • JeniSkunk

      I’m another who fits your description of The Practical.

      A fairly stock, third party launcher, which gives me that little extra control lacking in AOSP/Google stock. I use Holo Launcher HD.

      Widgets, on screen specifically to do work.

      Minimal themeing, Colorflow folder icons for the on screen app folders.

      Dark wallpaper to do 2 jobs. Save battery power from having to keep the screen brightly lit. So the homescreens don’t blind me at night.

      Favorite order at McD: Crunchy Noodle Chicken Salad – Crispy
      Favourite beverage at McD: Espresso Pronto® Long Black

  • PatriciaJKelley

    The Ugly Duckling tried really hard to get the home screen looking just the way they want. Like the story of the ugly duckling, there is beauty in even the ugly things in life. You just have to wait long enough to see it. In the case of these home screens you only have to wait for the screen to turn off. http://qr.net/sWvj

  • No_Nickname90

    My friend is the Ugly Duckling. I be like, dude, WTF is up with yo phone!?

    I feel like I’m reaching that minimalist state. I want all this stuff, but it’s just too much. My side screens, though. Those have ALL the stuff on it. LoL!!

  • scoter man1

    I’ve never understood the hot chick thing. It would make me feel uncomfortable for someone to see me with that as my wallpaper. I guess I’d fit in with the minimalist section, so I also just don’t like having people as my backgrounds.

  • Nate595

    I like the look of having a traditional dock (Phone app, web browser, music app, etc…), clock widget, and a google search bar on my main homescreen. With all the other space/screens I just fill it up with semi useful widgets.

  • Andork

    Nova Launcher Prime user here. Stock icons nothing too fancy.

  • Keith Young

    It looks like I am a classic Minimalist!! (with a launcher and some very functional widgets thrown in)

  • Nahum Fernandez

    what’s that theme or launcher in the middle of the subheading of the themer????

    • http://winsource.com/ Joe Fedewa

      Spoken like a true Themer. :)

      (I don’t know what it is)

      • gmaninvan

        I want the icon pack from the minimalist center screen. It is similar to mine but with smaller icons

    • Myname

      Found this:
      http://mycolorscreen.com/2013/05/02/tiles-4-0/
      He uses nova launcher and some widgets or something.There is a tutorial under the video :-)

  • NYCHitman1

    Minimalist. I change icon packs and that’s about it.

    • Marsg

      You forgot about the wallpaper >.>

  • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

    Stock Jock AKA Nexus Warrior.

    • http://winsource.com/ Joe Fedewa

      But you can be a Stock Jock without having a Nexus!

      • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

        Sure, you could have a Moto X or Moto G.

    • IVHorseMen

      “Nexus warrior”, that is awesome

  • jonzey231

    I have 1 page that has 1 folder lol. I use to have 6+ screens with widgets and crap all over them, then once Roms and launchers started to allow you to have just one screen I went that route but now its the stock Nexus setup and I love it. Sometimes I’ll use a sidebar launcher so that way it still looks clean but I still have access to my common apps if necessary.

  • Kenne Phimmasonsouk

    I’m a minimalist I like it plain and simple where I can get to what I need quick but also have a really good icon pack(cryten) along with clock widget(uccw with sense 6 clock from nexus 5 themes on xda. Or chornus) and wallpaper(usually just me and my gf or my gf as the wallpaper) and launcher (nova prime)

  • calvinnbs

    I think changer should be one of the choices. Currently Aviate, before that themer, before that stock cm, before that nova with all sorts of customization, before that stock touchwiz (though that got old FAST), before that jailbroken iOS before that, stock 3Gs “perfection”

  • aranea100

    I’m an hybrid of stock jock and minimalist. I’ve been through testing different mods and packs. Now I’m kinda lazy and I like the stock with minimal personalization and lock screen widgets. You can’t do without making it your own up to some level. This is Android after all. Not a factory produced os that you have to obey the rules set by a ceo who thinks he knows everything better than you.

  • Max

    I’m a stock jock, with almost all 5 homescreens filled with icons/folders/widgets placed in just the right places. I’ve tried launchers, but the second something hangs, I’m like why am I wasting ram and processor cycles on this crap? function over form every time. Unless a launcher uses zero power/ram/processor its wasteful.
    Lulz about the surge.
    Classic coke.

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Themer here and married to a Stock Jock. You cant turn a Stock Jock into a Themer, they have to fall in to it all by themselves.

    • jbegs

      Themer/Minimalist with a Stock Jock wife as well.

  • jbegs

    I seem to be between a Themer and a minimalist. Themer meal and beverage for sure.

  • Mike Newitt

    I’m a widgitalist. Just love them. I also like to go “ugly duckling” once in a while. Use a load of launchers, have been known to vary themes regularly and change wallpaper as often as I do shirts.
    But I wouldn’t eat at McDonald’s even at gunpoint.

  • Jeff Jansen

    Stock jock. probably because that what I’ve been used to since the G1, and nothing else has offered me anything I’ve cared enough to bother with.

  • RahjerDat

    Stock Jock who prefers a #2 with cheese and bacon from BK.

    • nofearofimaginarymen

      Same but I want the code red.

  • Steve B

    Far too many ugly ducklings on G+

  • CGS

    Hmm, themer I suppose, with a bit of minimalist thrown in. I use a launcher, and I have some stuff on my home screens… but my icons are all greyscale and when people use my phone they have a hard time with them, haha. Also my home screen is pretty empty, except the time (I always like having a clock even though it’s also in the corner) and a Google search bar. And on the pages to either side a few widgets that don’t look cluttered and apps organized into folders and named, ha.

  • Captain Spaulding

    I’m definitely a themer. I don’t use custom launchers, but I LOVE Xposed Framework, especially with G2 Xposed and G2 Tweaksbox.

    Item ordered at McDonald’s: BigMac made with QPC patties (just have to pay for double QPC)

    Favorite drink: Bud Light or Dr. Pepper

    • supremekizzle

      The Mac with QP patties is legit! Although, some McDonalds say they can’t do it :’( Also, ask for fried onions instead of the dehydrated minced ones. They take the real onions that they use on the quarter pounders and caramelize them on the grill. I’m hungry now…

  • blest

    Minimalist lol

  • Marsg

    I’m a minimalist, still looks the sexiest.

  • nwd1911

    Are you saying there is something less desirable about Crystal Pepsi? I don’t understand. Hey Pepsi, when is that coming back?

  • Giovonni Fareed

    I think im a lil OCD with the categories lol

    • DavidVarghese

      Reminds me of iOS too much

  • Bret

    Themer with with a bit of minimalist tucked in for good measure. Love TSF Shell and set up everyone in the whole family on it.

  • nmw407

    Total minimalist – Nova launcher without the status bar, 1 home screen, 1 widget (dashclock) and 1 dock. Folders with the most used apps are docked, and with Nova’s icon swipe action, I can have it run alternate apps too.

  • max

    hot chicks and Android does not mix :D

  • theonetrueMike

    I’m totally the minimalist lol I am so OCD about the placement of icons sometimes is bad.. But I love the stark ui theme pack on my Moto x

  • Daniel Walsh

    This is so true.

  • O’s Fan91

    I’m definitely the Stock Jock :)

  • J Cav the Great

    Actually.. I am the minimalist.. here is me everyday.. no joke…but I guess I’m also the Stock Jock too….

    • J Cav the Great

      oops here it is.

      • ORITGuy

        Hey, are you mooning us?

  • ineptone

    Minimalist. A colourful, yet subdued, wallpaper and five icons, themed with Ghost Icons, placed at the bottom of a single home screen. Though, admittedly, I do use Action Launcher Plus to take advantage of Quickdrawer, Quickpage and Covers. I also mod the heck out of things with Xposed for some additional functionalities and tweaks.

  • supremekizzle

    Should’ve attached a poll as well. I’m a stock jock for sho. Spent too much time modding and customizing in the early days of android. Finally just decided that Google has got it right. I still occasionally use xposed, but that’s about it…

  • Milkzore

    Where are the people who knows how to do all kind of personalization, but preffer to use the phone without that extra features in order to get the maximum performance of their phones and lower battery consumption ?

    • max

      That is not always the case, far from.

    • retr0sp3kt

      Those people should be installing an extended battery and doing all the customizing they want :P

      My gs3 (i747m) currently seats 80 icons per page, with swipe pad running, device info ex as the wallpaper, a custom built 14,000mAh battery (couldn’t find anything big enough retail), usb sound card, and I’m working on modifying a 700gb hard drive to work with it. I’m a minimalist XD

  • supremekizzle

    My girlfriend is a minimalist. I don’t think she has changed a single thing on her phone from factory. Same widgets and shortcuts. I just don’t get it… Than again she’s not one much for technology…she never utilizes her phone for much other than calling, texting, and FB.

    • max

      She’s just not interested in the tech and she’s not really alone :D

    • Alvin Brinson

      A minimalist does not leave things stock. They strip them down.

      For example, I have an “invisible widget” to take up the first page on the Google Now Launcher? Why? Because if you have a completely blank screen, it (helpfully?) deletes that page…. so you put an invisible widget to take up space so you can have a completely blank screen. Of course, the fact that there’s an invisible widget is bugging me…

    • ichuck7

      She would be a stock jock.

  • Joshua Simpson

    I’m probably a minimalist, although one of my five homescreens is clad with colornote stickies (lyrics to whatever songs I’m working on. : P) But they and all my app shortcuts have their dedicated places and are all in perfect order. : D

  • DanWazz

    Was all of them, at one point or another (ignorance can be blamed for the ugly duckling). Right now I’m a stock jock, just cause I like to swipe to get to GN.

  • Cesar Ortiz

    Stock Jock, But love it.

    • toomuchgame441

      ugly duckling

      • Cesar Ortiz

        Kill joy.

        • j7981

          lol

          • Cesar Ortiz

            lul

    • ichuck7

      Yeah, ugly duckling.

    • IVHorseMen

      Where’d you get that wallpaper?

  • WickedToby741

    Definitely a stock jock personally. I love me some stock Android.

  • envious684

    Minimalist

    • Andork

      Nice! Dope taste in music too, lol

  • Kevin Vesga

    I’d say I’m a cross between a themer and a minimalist. My homescreens are not minimal: I have a bunch of icons and a few widgets. However my setup is mostly static: Nova Launcher + DCikonZ.

  • Tahj Morgan

    Don’t know where I stand

    • http://winsource.com/ Joe Fedewa

      I’m gonna call you a Themer, but on the more casual end of the scale.

      • KenanSadhu

        Isn’t this stock?

        • Tahj Morgan

          You’re right on the stock part

    • dope

      That’s a stock LG UI I believe.

  • Droidicious

    Once ICS and Jelly Bean hit, I started going moving toward stock jock. During the froyo and GB days however, I was probably a little bit of everything. Anything to get away from the old manufacturer overlays (cough) GB MotoBlur (cough)

  • Andork

    My Note 3 sans TW

  • David Bahlavooni

    I’m as Minimal as they come. I have a single home screen with a Bible Verse widget and a Clock/Date/Battery widget (thank you, UCCW). No icons at all. I use Nova Launcher’s gesture shortcuts and SwipePad (check it out) to get ultra quick access to all the apps I use most. As for OCD tendencies, even my app drawer (accessible through a Nova Launcher double click) is tightly organized. Everything but the flashlight is categorized into folders.

  • Johnny Martinez

    Here’s mine….minimalist I’m guessing.

    • Cesar Ortiz

      What Icon Pack is this? Looks beautiful

      • Johnny Martinez

        Thanks, I’m using Flatro Icon Pack.

        • Cesar Ortiz

          WHAT ABOUT THE CLOCK widget?

          • Johnny Martinez

            It’s Iridescent UCCW Pro Widget.

    • evcon

      This definitely isn’t minimalist.

      • Johnny Martinez

        You’re probably right… It falls more into the Themer category.

  • TheWildOstrich

    One home screen, nothing on it, The Minimalist to the max

    • Giovonni Fareed

      lol

  • Jurk

    Bring back Crystal Pepsi!

  • Giovonni Fareed

    Look at this beauty! damn I love my Android, now if I could only get 4.4 update from Verizon on my note 3 hmmmm…*twiddles thumbs*

    • Marsg

      Dude were probably going to get the 4.4 update when the Note 4 is released. It’s going to be one of those don’t feel bad here’s a treat type deal lol

      • Giovonni Fareed

        Hahaha u are EXACTLY right

  • O12

    Simple but classy and elegant. :)

  • CryptoNoel

    Stock Jock and I love. The only worries I get are when I get a wallpaper change itch :)

  • tharealoc

    Can’t Minimalist/hot chick be an option? Mine is mainly minimal with the occasional hot chick when Muzei decides it.

  • Guest

    I’m a combination Minimalist/Hot Chick. I like to keep my phone basic, but with a hot chick as the wallpaper.

    My Nexus 5 below. The hot chick is actress Laura Vandervoort whom I had the pleasure of meeting last year at Dragon Con in Atlanta.

    • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

      Since Disqus sucks hard boiled eggs.

      My screenshot.

      • http://knowaircrafts.blogspot.in/ Nitin ‘fLanker’ Balodi

        this is great. :D

  • Matt Nigro

    Definitely a stock jock

  • http://www.androidrootz.com/ Anuj Patel

    The Minimalist for me! I happy with that =D

  • cabbieBot

    After having android phones since the HTC Hero, I got tired of trying to maintain all the custom tweaks I would have to spend timing researching to set up. Things like status bar tweaks need to be flashed zips that alter or replace the systemUI, and it is not without risk. I’m a ‘stock jock/minimalist’ probablyOn my Nexus 5 I use the Google Now Launcher with just 3 homescreens (used to have 8 pages of widgets set up), even though I have purchased paid launcher apps in the past. I really just wanted to try and ‘get’ how the full Google experience was as Google intended. I really love having Google Now just a swipe to the left because it will serve up the information i need with good consistency. Android looks so much better than it did years ago that I’m content with its native style.

    I still miss swapping out google apps with versions that were blue transparent. They looked so great. Of course, every time google would update one of those apps, it would overwrite your themed one with their design, so if you want the new features you needed to hope the themer on XDA kept up with modding the updates. That’s the sort of time I’m not interested in spending these days.

  • ichuck7

    Good list. I’m the minimalist. I definitely went through my themer phase. I Iove changing things and do so weekly, but I keep returning to the minimalist.

  • Martin Lane

    Do anime girl’s count as the hot chick?

    • j7981

      Not to me xP
      To some people yes

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/pratikthakkar Pratik Thakkar

    I am the Minimalist. Went through the Themer phase and am happy with my Aviate app now.

  • JBrowne1012

    None of these describe me unless I use a tablet. :( lets create another guy that is rare to come across but makes sense and that my friend is the Experimentalist…

    Who: This is the guy that is not afraid of checkmarking the unknown sources box or enabling dev. He is out to get the most out of android if not something different from android. This guy runs a different Custom Rom everyday because he is tired of traditional home screens. This guy has been through all other phases previously listed at one point.

    What they order from Mcdonalds: is not on the official menu probably a McGangBang.

    Favorite Beverage: A Monster Rehab

  • dizel123

    i’m not sure which category I fall into. I have 14 homescreens but none of them have more than one app/widget

    • Micha Ols

      You’re the swiper.

  • http://codeversed.com/ Steve Albright

    I’m the stock jock.

    • Astridax

      Ya see, I think the Stock Jock’s description is a bit unfair. As a member of the Phandroid team, you can hardly be labelled as someone new to Android or its functionality, nor can you be labelled as someone who is ignorant for whatever reason.

      Personally I’m also a Stock Jock since I bought my N5. Back on my old SGS i9000 I rooted, flashed and more to get the perfect launcher, perfect kernel, extra features etc. However that was merely to enhance my device’s functionality and or keep it up to date long after official updates had ceased.

      However I have found my N5 to be perfectly functional out of the box. I may partake in some kernel flashing if I see a feature that really piques my interest. Possibly to increase battery life. I may look at MiUI when they update it for Kit Kat, however I haven’t been compelled to modify my system because, for want of a better phrase I’m going to borrow something Apple fans used to say, ‘it just works’ :).

      • noel

        Same here! Was a huge themer until my N5 which I have ROCKED stock!

  • Barry D.

    I’m the themer. But I take it to the next level and edit apks ;)

  • master94

    Am I the only one who came for the chicks? lol jk but I feel like everyone eventually becomes a themer when they get their phone but usually stop after a while and go stock

  • edwoordd

    Minimal much!

    • Ryan O’Neill

      What is this circular sorcery?!

      • edwoordd

        Circle launcher

    • CryptoNoel

      Nice! Reminds me of the Sidekick

  • Tuấn Ankh

    Used to be a stock jock dude.
    Now I’m a hot chick dude. Hot chicks ftw!!! lol

  • cr0wnest

    I’m a hot chick dude, but with 2D anime style girls LOL.

  • Gustavo Bruno

    I’m a minimalist/hot chick dude!

  • Masson Liang

    Missing the ROM warriors and those that swear by stock vanilla Android.

    • TDN

      The people that only run stock vanilla Android are STOCK Jocks hence the name stock jock. And this is only regarding home page, so the ROM warriors are themers.

  • Phil_A_Shio

    Dunno what I’d classify myself as lol

    • Unorthodox

      Uhm, just switched from iPhone? ;)

      • Phil_A_Shio

        Oh god no lol I’ve always been with Android.

    • TechTinker11

      Ugly Duckling, or I guess that could count as a minimilist. Somewhere inbetween. :P

      • Phil_A_Shio

        Maybe the “ugly minimalist”? Haha.

      • Del373

        In order to be Ugly Duckling it needs to be ugly. I dunno about you but I don’t think Phil’s home screen is ugly. Cluttered maybe, but not ugly. Since those aren’t stock icons you could also classify him as a themer sort of.

    • Fresh2infinity

      The OCD in me wants to edit the names of your apps with Nova and truncate it to fit on one line….Ex: Play Newstand = Newstand

      • TDN

        The pure minimalist in me wants to turn the labels off, lol. I don’t even have labels on in my app drawer.

  • TDN

    Minimalist on my phone and stock jock on my tablet.

  • um

    The hot chick could be a woman… #closemindedphandroid

  • sud007

    #hotchick here

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  • Segroukin

    So where does this leave me?!

    • Del373

      Somewhere between minimalist and themer by the looks of it. Which is pretty much where I am too.

    • Delmar

      are those wifgets or live wallpaper, i like the design of them

  • http://google.com SRC9

    What is the top theme on “The Themer?” It is very nice!!!

    When I get my GS3 fixed I defo want that theme!!!

  • Marcus Martin

    I guess I’m a StockJock/Minimalist….

    • Paul Ghimboasa

      no offense, i’d rather call it ugly duckling. the white borders of the wallpaper clashes with the google now widget and the folder-icons look much too cluttered. at least in my opinion :) it would be perfect with a nice minimalist wallpaper in color and some launcher where you can change the folder

      • Marcus Martin

        hahaha….Well I’m not much in love with the white border either. Just too lazy to edit the picture. and as far as the folders…I have played with a number of themes over the years. Now I just try to use the stock options.

  • Micha Ols

    I’ve been “The Themer” and “The Minimalist” and am a “Stock-optimizer” now.
    I let my Nexus5 look like stock, but eliminate all ugly and not-functional-enough parts with nice looking stuff.

  • http://tecnodroid.com.br/ Tecnodroid

    I like the Minimalist and The Themer. Look very good. I’m downloading to test them.

  • Anthony McKay

    Minimalist-Stock Jock hybrid here

  • JB

    I suppose I’m a Stock Jock, themer or something. I’m not sure. I usually have a black wallpaper and when I do want an image, it’s usually dark/grey, but I like color as well, and like my icons to pop. I’m not a fan of the TW/Sense overlay, so I download Nova Launcher for a vanilla Android experience. Though I don’t really care for the standard Android icons, so I use an icon pack. Furthermore, I organize my apps in folders by function. I don’t change the layout very much from device to device.

    • TDN

      Sorry, that is not stock in any sense of the word, you are a themer through and through.

      • JB

        Haha. Fair enough. :-)

  • irtechneo

    Themer through and through. Spent countless hours customizing my phone along with all of my family member’s phones. The release of the Themer launcher has been a godsend as I no longer have to do theirs manually anymore (unless they want their own theme and are very nice to me). I am currently running the Android Wear theme available in Themer launcher although I change it up once a week at least. For the record I prefer regular Mt. Dew over the red one…..

  • Jason E Perkins

    I’m definitely a stock jock. I’ve been a hardcore themer and a hardcore minimalist, but stock Android is now good enough for me. The only thing I’ve done with my phone is replaced the Moto X launcher with the Google Now launcher.

  • http://www.android.com HyperTallih

    I’m a stock jock, i don’t want to root any phone i just want the basics!

    Never a launcher for me. Wait, what’s a launcher?

  • http://www.android.com HyperTallih

    All the screenshots i see of the customized android phones it’s nice.

    iPhone users should be jealous!

  • http://www.twitter.com/OtisFeelgood1 OtisFeelgood

    I’m a themer/minimalist hybrid…..

  • retr0sp3kt

    Themer/ugly duckling

    • Nicholas Kaioken Caljean

      oh my sweet jeebus. entering the matrix.

  • Martin Lane

    I would say minimalist and little bit of themer. :p

  • Paul Ghimboasa

    i’d label myself themer. but still i’m the ocd type. shapes and colors that match. nothing too striking.

    • hmario_

      I’ve been looking for that theme everywhere whats the name of it and those icons

      • Paul Ghimboasa

        well, it’s not that simple. i’m using slimkat with xposed & xtheme (gem). inspire launcher with mianogen , flats and flux. what fits. chromiumos softkey theme. and changed some icons etc. colors of ui by myself.

        • hmario_

          thanks on the quick reply and nice set up man

          • Paul Ghimboasa

            thanks mate. i enjoy the direction mr. duarte is heading with his ui, but i’d love to see it cleaner and flater.

  • Guest

    Im definitely the “Stock Jock” I think samsung is killing it right out the box

  • Delmar

    Im “The Stock Jock” I think samsung is killing it right out the box (Tmo Note 3)
    i love Touchwiz

  • Rob Johnson

    I’m the first 3 all at once, a minimalist stock themer?

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

    I’m a minimalist, I like function over form any day.

  • TDN

    Here is my screen… Minimalist all the way.

  • JointhePredacons

    anyone know the hot chick in the middle pic is ??

    • Kevin Vesga

      Natt Weiss

  • Derek Wilson

    Minimalist. Pie controls and expanded desktop.

  • Guest

    Kind of a douchey article. This is something an apple fan would write.. Liberal pigeonhole’ing of people to prove some obscure point or to be funny.

  • Tim Geitz

    I think there’s one more kind of person not yet mentioned…the get er done kind. This person knows how to set up their phone with a home screen that has all the right tools close at hand. They use their phone to get work done and they don’t want to waste time doing it. Games aren’t their desire and even socializing is done mostly as part of their work.

    • Mark Gonzales

      I would fall under the “get er done” Person. or Maybe “functional” user.

  • NipponjiRurouniJSRF

    Minimalist to the core

  • DarrenR

    You all wish you were minimalist like me.

  • Nathan Jones

    Minimalist every time.

  • Illogical

    Not sure what class I fall in… I use a motion wallpaper for my homescreen background, with five basic apps available. Then everything else is filed by app category over the remaining pages… each page dedicated to a class… office apps, utilities, drawing/image tools, information tools/databases, social media, and recreation. Boring, but it works for me.

  • Transflux

    “Stock Jock” should be separated into two types, people who use inferior stock manufacturer skins, and those who use either a Nexus phone or an AOSP-based ROM.

  • kevin_gee

    Im so minimalistic I cant even post a screen shot because I don’t even have a phone.

  • http://www.au.mobilepundits.com/ Mobile Pundits

    I fall in Themer and minimalistic class, it is good to analyze own-self through these types. I found it somehow useful and entertaining too.

  • Omran Azimi

    king of minimalists. 10x more functional with nova launchers gesture features

    • TDN

      I used to run that as well. It is nice, thinking about doing it again.

    • http://winsource.com/ Joe Fedewa

      I think you win the award for most minimal design.

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

    When I used my HTC One, I used it stock. Same with the LG G2, and Nexus 5. No customizations. Just the usual icon placement. Because I’m a, you know…. stock jock.