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Samsung releases exclusive themes for the Galaxy A (2016) series

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Samsung releases exclusive themes for the Galaxy A (2016) series
If you have (or plan to buy) one of Samsung's new Galaxy A smartphones, you should be happy to find out that the company is offering a set of exclusive UI themes for them.

Available for free via Samsung's Theme Store, the new themes (11 of them - for now) seem to have pretty simple designs, though that's not a bad thing. These themes only show up if you're visiting the Theme Store on a new Galaxy A smartphone, including the Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), or Galaxy A7 (2016). At the moment, it's not clear if the themes also work on the Galaxy A9, but we assume that they do. After all, the A9 is newer than all other Galaxy A handsets.

As you may remember, Samsung started offering TouchWiz themes last year with the introduction of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. It looks like plenty of users are appreciating Samsung's themes, as they can dramatically change the aspect of TouchWiz.

Have you used any of Samsung's themes until now (of course, this implies owning a Galaxy smartphone)?


source: SamMobile

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posted on 13 Jan 2016, 20:54

1. Avishek (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)


How about releasing themes for A series(2015)..??

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 21:22 2

2. maherk (Posts: 3415; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


How about they release it to those who paid premium prices for the Galaxy S5 and Note 4?
Samsung will never learn.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 00:05

9. Hashed (Posts: 51; Member since: 11 Dec 2015)


Right on point, If themes engine doesn't make it to my S5, then it'll be the last Samsung to buy, the hardware is more than capable, so marketing tricks will not apply here.
Have a nice day maherk.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:28

10. WPX00 (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Definitely not S5. Note 4 maybe.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 23:58 1

7. NonFanBoy (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 May 2015)


The older touchWiz version does not support the theme engine and therefore does not have the feature. TW had a major overhaul with the S6 and I think that's why the older phones weren't upgraded to the latest TW even though the android versions were bumped up in S5/Note 4. Samsung probably does not feel the need to spend the resources bring such a major upgrade which is a shame.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 21:49

3. kent-gaga (Posts: 488; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


is it just me or the "simplexxx" wallpapers look just like the ones on the latest Xperias?

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 22:30

4. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


They're all taking design cues from Xperia, have a look at the LG V10 lock screen
http://images.techtimes.com/data/images/full/145562/lg-v10.jpg?w=600

The similarities are uncanny considering LG has never used that type of design before.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 22:45 1

5. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


I'd probably buy a A series phone if it had LTE in the US.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 23:00

6. manojmcn (Posts: 399; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Will come soon, at least A9 will come to US.
They want to push Samsung Pay, so more phones more customers.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 00:00

8. NonFanBoy (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Why are these new themes exclusive to the A series, that is just stupid. They should just introduce it for all phones (which support themes) and market it for the A series. That way all parties will be happy.

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