Themer got pulled from the Play Store because Apple didn't like the iOS style icons

Themer got pulled from the Play Store because Apple didn't like the iOS style icons
We were pretty enthusiastic about Themer Beta, the famed launcher replacement with its database of preset homescreen themes that are a little more than a wallpaper and a few icons. The entirety of the Android UI and system is integrated pretty handsomely, and there's definitely something for everyone out there.

The app, however, was brought down in the beginning of the month, and we are now discovering why. Apparently Apple had a problem with one of the themes in particular, called Seven, that you see in the thumb image. 

It doesn't really turn your Android into an iOS 7 device, but the icon pack is pretty closely mimicking Jony Ive's creations, so apparently Apple requested that Themer is taken down from the Play Store. Here's the letter that Google sent to the developers of Themer, requesting immediate action:


Ouch. The developers from MYCOLORSCREEN rolled up their sleeves, and quickly removed the allegedly infringing Seven theme from the depository, but it took more than a week for the app to be reinstated back into the Play Store. If you download Themer Beta now, you'll be searching for Seven in vain, though one of the most popular themes, called Tiled, resembles Windows Phone's layout quite a bit, too, so now it's Microsoft's turn to stir it up in Themer land. Oh, wait, they apparently don't care.

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