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Samsung reveals more details about Themes feature for new and upcoming Galaxy devices

After calling UI designers to work with them on themes for the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, Samsung has revealed more details about its Theme Service on its official blog for developers.

Samsung says the Theme Service is a combination of three things – the device framework for theme customization, a theme editor, and a global store where these themes will be listed. These themes will only be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, and other upcoming devices. Chinese variants of the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy G7200 and the Galaxy S5 (after the Lollipop update) will also be supported.

Samsung Galaxy Theme Service

According to Samsung, the new theme editor is an easy to use tool, and doesn’t require any prior experience in software development. It supports drag-and-drop functionality, and then developers can instantly preview key screens to check how their theme would look when it is applied to a device. The tool also provides information about the size of images and suggests developers to use optimised files to make themes lighter and more efficient. The final APK file of the completely developed theme can be uploaded to the Theme Store directly from the tool for free or with a certain fee.

Samsung Galaxy Theme Editor Layout

The new theme editor supports modification of the following things:

  • 1. Lock screen
  • 2. Home screen background
  • 3. Application icons
  • 4. Notification pop-ups
  • 5. Backgrounds and elements for 14 pre-installed basic applications – Phone, Contacts, Messages, Email, Music, Video, Calculator, Alarm/Clock, S Planner, Smart Manager, Settings, Memo, My files, and Voice recorder
  • 6. Sounds – screen touch sound, dial keypad tone, keyboard sound, hardware key sound, and cancel button sound.
  • 7. Fonts – number font and clock font

Note: Sounds for ringtone, alarm, and notification will be supported in the future.

Samsung Galaxy Theme Store Participation ProcessSamsung has also explained the process to interested parties in order to participate in the development and distribution of themes. With support for more devices coming in, it looks like a good opportunity for designers and developers to make themes for supported Galaxy devices.

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lylecadavedo
lylecadavedo

is galaxy e7 will have theme store?

MVince25
MVince25

Is there any chance it comes to other phones… non chinese?

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

Only chinese variants????? Well let chinese only make your sales cuz i think iam moving to another company.

pars1992
pars1992

HUAWEI has theme features long time ago !

Lwam Moe Wai
Lwam Moe Wai

May I know whether my Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910H) will get theme support or not?

SamMobile1811
SamMobile1811

why only Chinese Note 4 ? :O this is ridiculous, all Note 4 should be Supported.

vbx
vbx

wow, Galaxy A7 supported after the lollipop update. Waitingmfor Lollipop!

siddheshnair
siddheshnair

Sm-a500f Samsung galaxy a5 also pls…

Help
Help

And Note 3 ? Not supported ? lol

sirobelec
sirobelec

Of course Note 3 is supported…
…provided you flash one of the S6 ports when they reach a reasonably stable status. Even in the alpha stage it’s in the themes work flawlessly. 😀

wlting
wlting

make us nice themes pls!!