Google has put together an online tool called #myAndroid Taste Test that’s designed to help you select a wallpaper, launcher, and icon set based on your preferences. It asks you a bunch of rapid-fire questions where you have to say whether you’re more of a “geometric” or “organic” type of person, for example, and spits out a customized result at the end.
Android users have long been able to personalise their phone’s home screen by creating widgets and downloading launchers and icon packs. However, many users are unaware of this, and instead rely on their own pictures and their phone’s pre-loaded wallpapers to keep their handset’s look fresh.
That’s why Google has created the ‘myAndroid Taste Test’, a short quiz designed to help users discover the perfect home screen design and layout for them. The rapid-fire test poses a number of simple options, such as light or dark and warm or cool. The Taste Test program can be accessed on any smartphone and desktop browser free of cost. The program works by asking users a series of questions and provides suggestions based on their answers.
How to make the perfect home screen
However, it also takes a more playful approach by asking users to choose between sandwich slice styles, years and identical pictures of hot dogs. At the end of the test, Google presents a selection of suitable looks that match your answers, made up of a wallpaper, icon pack, launcher and widgets.
Unfortunately, you can’t download the whole look with a single click. Instead, you have to build the overall look yourself, by downloading each aspect individually.
Still, it’s a straightforward way to introduce Android beginners to the huge range of customisation tools available on Google Play. myAndroidTaste Test is designed for Android users who don’t have the time or patience to search and try new customisation tools and apps on their own. However, it needs some more improvements so it can provide more suggestions to users instead of repeating the same set of options.