This New App Transforms Ugly Android Phones Into Beautiful iOS Devices

This New App Transforms Ugly Android Phones Into Beautiful iOS Devices

Maybe for some odd reason you decided to buy an Android phone rather than the iPhone 4S. Maybe you wanted a phone with 3D video and 16 processing cores so you could dual-boot the same crappy games in both Android and Ubuntu at the same time. I do not know your reasons, but if you’re suffering from iPhone envy there’s a new app that can transform your ugly Android device into an iOS styled phone so you can be like the rest of us at Cult of Mac.

The app is called iPhone 4S Screen and it was just released this month on the Google Play store. It doesn’t completely change your phone’s theme like most Android users would hope for, but it does give you a sense of what it would be like if you had Apple’s gorgeous iOS software installed on some mediocre hardware. Kinda like giving people in hell a glass of cold water.

Most of the “apps” in iPhone 4S Screen are really just links to default apps on the Nexus. You tap the Contacts app and it brings up the Galaxy Nexus address book rather than an iOS style address book. Same thing with Settings, Weather, or Camera. They even have a Siri app, but it’s not functional.

Adding to the hilarity of iPhone envy, this app has been downloaded by over 1 million Android users wishing to lick a taste of Apple’s secret sauce. Are there any popular iPhone apps that transform your iPhone into an Android? I quiver at the thought.

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  • Michael Curran

    There are several in the Jailbroken phone realm

  • Timm Eddy

    or you can just install miui

  • droidbr

    1. Beautiful is relative
    2. Android users do because they can.

  • Brad_Couper

    Are you serious!? Why on earth would you want to destroy the perfection that is Icecream Sandwhich on a Samsung Google Nexus. That is smart phone personified.

  • Downs

    MIUI from Android Market

  • hic9582

    Whoever wrote this is extactly why a lot of people hate apple. People like you that think everyone wants to be exactly like you. I, like most people got a galaxy nexus for the fact the the software and options are far superior to the iphone. If i wanted a phone to look exactly like 50 million other people it would’ve been just as easy to get an iphone.

  • Mitch Dahl

    An Android phone with 16 processing cores that runs Android and Ubuntu AT THE SAME TIME… can you link me to this phone you speak of? I’m curious…

    Lol, fanboys. I love my iPhone 4S but some of the interfaces/themes you can get for Android look a hell of a lot better out of the box (ICS for example). And if not, you can customize it to your heart’s content. What can you do to customize iOS?… change the wallpaper? Wow. Other than that it looks the same as every single other iOS device.

    In b4 “go back to Android then”. Despite iOS lacking basic features that my 3 year old Android has, I still do like my 4S better overall.

  • JBdog25

    You sir, are a douchebag. Good Day!

  • NuLLnVoiD4prez

    New app makes your phone look cluttered and disorganized like EVERY OTHER iOS DEVICE. Now you too can look just like everyone else that had this screen through at least the last three versions of the OS. Yeah!

  • Andrew John

    You can actually hear the fandroids tripping over themselves to scramble to the keyboard, itching for a troll reply. You go girls!

  • One3OneKing

    This “new” app has been out for a while. I downloaded this, as a joke obviously, at least 2-3 months ago.

  • Andrew John

    There are dozens of android themes in Cydia for the iPhone. But then again why would you do that. It would be like having Paris Hilton sitting in your Ferarri right?

  • ApplePr0n

    I had the Galaxy Nexus for a couple of days – It was a great phone, but i have so much invested into my iPhone with the Apps, Music, etc that I just couldnt leave my iPhone 4S, so I went back

  • applesandsynths

    Terrible writing. Just terrible.

  • Mdelena

    Will it be included with the Galaxy S III?

  • weltraumpirat

    Just because we can… But could an iPhone run an ICS launcher? No, they can’t!
    Android wins! ;)

  • gkanu7

    You can actually hear the fandroids tripping over themselves to scramble to the keyboard, itching for a troll reply. You go girls!

    hahahahha.. ROFL…

  • Cyko68

    I sell both Androids and IPhones… I know the pros and cons of each… Yet I own an Android… Not a fan of a widget-less, icon ugly phone that I can’t customize. Would not ruin a beautiful phone with iOS

  • darkops

    Just a quick question, can you actually change a theme on a iPhone? Aha (Without root). Android wins again!

  • Cyko68

    I believe Steve Wozniak himself carries an Android… Because he knows iOS doesn’t cut it.

  • Dale Wheeler

    This guy/girl that wrote this is a complete tool!! There just phones get a life. We as consumers only profit from companies competing for the better product.

  • Buster

    Whoever wrote this is extactly why a lot of people hate apple. People like you that think everyone wants to be exactly like you. I, like most people got a galaxy nexus for the fact the the software and options are far superior to the iphone. If i wanted a phone to look exactly like 50 million other people it would’ve been just as easy to get an iphone.

    I don’t think that people should be exactly like me. There was a lot of sarcasm written in this article, but maybe I didn’t convey it very well. I own a Galaxy Nexus. It’s a great phone. I like ICS a lot. But i personally prefer iOS and the iPhone 4S over it because almost everything works perfectly out of the box. I used to be that guy that needed to tinker with all my settings and completely customize my phone or computer, but those are hassles I don’t care to deal with anymore, and that’s why I like Apple products.

    I’m not saying you’re stupid for buying an Android phone. Do I think Android phones aren’t as great as the iPhone? Certainly. I do write for a website called “Cult of Mac” after all. If you don’t want to be like 50million other people then yeah, don’t buy an iPhone. But if you don’t want to be like 100million other people, don’t buy an Android phone, because Android has a bigger marketshare than iOS.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    Just because we can… But could an iPhone run an ICS launcher? No, they can’t!
    Android wins! ;)

    I’m trying to find a reason why I’d want to run android on an iPhone, and you know, I just can’t seem to find one damn reason.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    Just a quick question, can you actually change a theme on a iPhone? Aha (Without root). Android wins again!

    Somebody doesn’t know what jailbreaking does

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry
    Whoever wrote this is extactly why a lot of people hate apple. People like you that think everyone wants to be exactly like you. I, like most people got a galaxy nexus for the fact the the software and options are far superior to the iphone. If i wanted a phone to look exactly like 50 million other people it would’ve been just as easy to get an iphone.

    I don’t think that people should be exactly like me. There was a lot of sarcasm written in this article, but maybe I didn’t convey it very well. I own a Galaxy Nexus. It’s a great phone. I like ICS a lot. But i personally prefer iOS and the iPhone 4S over it because almost everything works perfectly out of the box. I used to be that guy that needed to tinker with all my settings and completely customize my phone or computer, but those are hassles I don’t care to deal with anymore, and that’s why I like Apple products.

    I’m not saying you’re stupid for buying an Android phone. Do I think Android phones aren’t as great as the iPhone? Certainly. I do write for a website called “Cult of Mac” after all. If you don’t want to be like 50million other people then yeah, don’t buy an iPhone. But if you don’t want to be like 100million other people, don’t buy an Android phone, because Android has a bigger marketshare than iOS.

    You know, that was a great response. It’s funny how these people don’t seem to get that you write for an Apple Blog. We pick fun on the competitors BECAUSE WE CAN. The fuckers care more about customization than free speech, eh?

  • gtrasd191

    Dear Android users, look what website you are on… “Cult of Mac”. *Apple envy**

  • antonis_tsagari

    Wow, contender for the most butthurt “article” ever.

    Also, iOS better looking than ICS? Where’s the ROFL icon?

  • David MacKenzie

    Sad that sarcasm is lost on most people. The other thing is, these aren’t phones. They are computers with a phone app on them. On mine, it is the least used app. I have both flavors. The iPhone is the one that never ceases to amaze me. The pinnacle of design. Android is a poor imitation. Though, as a general OS, it is pretty cool. One of my clients is using it in the development of televisions for hospitals. Also, fanboys on both sides are douches. Apple store employees are bigger douches. I’m drunk.

  • antonis_tsagari
    Just a quick question, can you actually change a theme on a iPhone? Aha (Without root). Android wins again!

    Somebody doesn’t know what jailbreaking does

    Erm, someone doesn’t know how to read. Hint: “without root”

    To the people asking why we are here: I am here because the Pulse Tech feed suggested this article to me so I came to read it. I don’t make a habit of going into any “Cult of” sites (not even Android)

    Also this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw

    I love how the “pinnacle of design” (according to a comment) iOS requires you to go into settings every time you need to turn Wi-Fi (or anything else) on/off. Yeah, that’s the pinnacle of design right there ROFL.

  • MrSarcy

    Hehe, that’s right. Stick it to those pennypinching n00bs!

  • baby_Twitty

    No… This is just so … No….

    Android fan cows, pls, leave Apple alone and get the fxxk off with all ur plastic crap google phone

  • baby_Twitty

    Dear android fan cows,

    PLEASE LEAVE Apple and iOS alone!

    We don’t want ur plastic phones ruining our iOS!!!

  • Jake Van Epps

    Is there an app for iOS… its called iOS 5…but it still doesn’t have Widgets

  • dikylung

    nvm

  • hic9582
    Whoever wrote this is extactly why a lot of people hate apple. People like you that think everyone wants to be exactly like you. I, like most people got a galaxy nexus for the fact the the software and options are far superior to the iphone. If i wanted a phone to look exactly like 50 million other people it would’ve been just as easy to get an iphone.

    I don’t think that people should be exactly like me. There was a lot of sarcasm written in this article, but maybe I didn’t convey it very well. I own a Galaxy Nexus. It’s a great phone. I like ICS a lot. But i personally prefer iOS and the iPhone 4S over it because almost everything works perfectly out of the box. I used to be that guy that needed to tinker with all my settings and completely customize my phone or computer, but those are hassles I don’t care to deal with anymore, and that’s why I like Apple products.

    I’m not saying you’re stupid for buying an Android phone. Do I think Android phones aren’t as great as the iPhone? Certainly. I do write for a website called “Cult of Mac” after all. If you don’t want to be like 50million other people then yeah, don’t buy an iPhone. But if you don’t want to be like 100million other people, don’t buy an Android phone, because Android has a bigger marketshare than iOS.

    The fact that I use an android phone literally makes my phone 1 in 100 million because of the fact that I can make it look however I want. Including that “beautiful” iphone of yours. And I’m completely aware of the fact that this is cult of mac. I’m actually a fan of both platforms for different reasons so I read numerous things about apple products. However, when I see an article as misguided and unresearched as this I can’t help but comment on it.

  • digitalnatured

    Not envy, the UI is something familiar for those of us who grew out of iPods that make phone calls.

  • Nart Barileva

    You sir, are an extremely ignorant prick who is biased towards apple for some dumbass reason you probably developed 30 years ago and make yourself seem extremely amateur and stupid to many other people, including myself, who I dare say are more intelligent than you are.

  • ApplePr0n

    Wow, trolls are coming out of the woodwork for sure in this thread

  • skfalco

    Sad i used to ready you guys cause i thought you accepted android as a challenger in the smartphone competition but you are nothing more than fanboys who can’t accept reallity, till iOS 6 or a big update you are a step behind ICS or should i say WE i have an ipad 3 but in terms of cellphones i love my EVO 3D far superior than the sad 4S that is just that… a sad update to a good cellphone the iphone 4… steve where are you… where is iphone 5 =( sad guys sad you’re like these

  • Alexmrb1

    Wow, trolls are coming out of the woodwork for sure in this thread

    This message, ladies and gentleman, was brought to you by a person who uses $ymb0l$ in his name, looks stoned in his profile pic and thinks that Android users are trolls for saying that Android is better than iOS.

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