Android is a flexible mobile operating system--you can really customize it and make it your own. You can swap out everything, from the browser to the app drawer, for something better. Although rooting your smartphone may be the best way to customize it, the process can be complicated. For quicker, easier options, look to the Android Market, which offers a wealth of apps that can get the job done better than any of the stock software that shipped with your phone.
Here are my top picks for the best Android apps to customize an Android phone.