For most people, customizing a desktop or home screen starts with changing the imagery on it – most notably the wallpaper and icons. And although changing the wallpaper on your Android device is the simplest of tasks, changing icons is not as easy. In fact, you simply can’t do it unless you are using a launcher replacement like ADW Launcher, LauncherPro, Go Launcher Ex or any of the dozens of other options available in the Android Market.
So having already discussed how to change icons on the home screen using any of the three aforementioned launchers, let’s take a look at some of the best icons sets out there for your phone.
Now since you can use pretty much any PNG file as an icon in Android, the possibilities are limitless. To avoid getting carried away with the thousands of options out there, we’ve gathered a set of the best and most beautiful free icon sets we could find. Note that not all of these are made for Android – some are in fact themes created specifically for the iPhone. But they all come with PNG files for icons and are therefore work perfectly on Android. In cases where pre-built themes for any of the popular launcher are available, I’m included links to those as well.