Cyanogen announces new and refreshed Themes app for CyanogenMod, due out soon


CyanogenMod, arguably the most popular third-party Android ROM, has supported custom interface themes for a while now, allowing users to change the looks of their interface as simple as possible. Of course, CyanogenMod enthusiasts had to go straight to Google Play and search high and low for a theme to grab their attention, but this might soon come to an end, as Cyanogen just announced its upcoming all-new Themes app, a refreshed curated repository of themes succeeding the one that graces the CyanogenMod-powered OnePlus One. 

Rolling under the "You can customize everything (literally!)", Cyanogen highlights the capabilities of its soon-to-arrive refreshed theme repository. Naturally, you'll be able to change the looks of the interface from the ground up, but that's definitely not all - it will be even easier to change the fonts, the status bar style, the icon set , the boot animation, and many other aspects of the UI with the aid of the new Themes app. It will allow them to either change the whole theme or only apply certain segments of a given theme, thus creating their own UI concoction. 

What's even more compelling will be the apart from browsing the already-available user-submitted themes, CyanogenMod users will be able to easily create and share their own creations. In order to put emphasis on this ability, Cyanogen also announced a Themes Design Challenge, which is "inviting artists and content creators to submit original theme packs" for the 3rd-party firmware. Well, that'll give you something to do until that anticipated CyanogenMod 12 officially makes an entree.



source: Cyanogen

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7 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google should add something like this into stock Android

2. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It wouldnt be stock anymore. After all Stock android fans wants the emptiness of Android.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yet a lot of stock Android fans install third party keyboards, launchers, Xposed modules and install gapps. Mostly it's about getting less gimmicky features all the brands install on it and making choices for yourself, starting with a blank canvas. A theme engine is very popular in a lot of custom roms that offer close to stock Android.

3. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

i just read this will come with Micromax Yu phones.

5. tankifycation

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Currently running cyanogenmod 12 on android 5.0 and its amazingly stable

6. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Now if Cyanogen could just make CM not suck, that'd be great. I keep falling for the hype and installing it, and every time I wish I hadn't.

7. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

First time I feel Cynogen is rock! Now I want one plus one or maybe future plus two. Hehe

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