How to Customize Your Android Phone

With a booming Android Marketplace, there's no reason to stick with the limited and sometimes frustrating default apps and settings on your Android smartphone.

You can install a new launcher that will allow you to add many features, including a swipable dock at the bottom of your screen. And you can download an alternate version of your keyboard to suit your typing style. Executive Editor Robert Strohmeyer takes you shopping.

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