TouchWiz Themes will be coming with the Galaxy A3 and A5 phones, screenshots and details inside

TouchWiz Themes will be coming with the Galaxy A3 and A5 phones, screenshots and details inside
We've heard enough rumors and seen enough images of the upcoming Themes app for Samsung's TouchWiz to know for sure that it's real. While this feature is pretty popular with China-based manufacturers and their Asian market-exclusive devices, there are very few worldwide-available phones that allow users to pick out the appearance of their smartphone's screen beyond the typical wallpaper switch.

A Theme is not just a wallpaper and a lock screen – while a theme will, indeed, come with its default background images, it will also change out the appearance of the phone's system icons – dialer, contacts, SMS app, and so on. From there on, if the user chooses so, they can switch out the default wallpapers for another picture, which matches the new icons in a different way, and adds to the customization experience, which Android users are usually proud and happy with.

We now learn that Samsung will be releasing the Themes app with the upcoming Galaxy A3 and A5 devices, and we'd wager it may come to older handsets later, via an update. A first look at the Galaxy A3 revealed that the app comes preinstalled on the device and holds 5 themes – Basic (the one we're used to see on a TouchWiz device). Natural, Craft, Classic, and Sweet. There will probably me more choices in the future; also, we dare speculate that Samsung may open the feature up for 3rd party developers and artists. Aside from the wallpapers and icons, TouchWiz themes will also modify the system colors for an added layer of customization.

So what are your thoughts on a customizable TouchWiz? Yay or nay?


source: GSMArena via SamMobile

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Galaxy A5
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17 Comments

1. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I see the "Classic" theme going away fairly soon. Eww.

2. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

The ugly and old is trying a new makeup this time. Still ugly...

16. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Like iOS.

3. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

This is a move to the right direction..

9. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Only if this affects animations and core UI elements like color accents and stuff. If it just changes the icons and wallpaper, I'm afraid this is just a waste of time.

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

samsung is having a hard time making thier UI beautiful...

5. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

the default theme is the greatest among the other option themes :)

8. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

And that says a lot considering the default theme isn't even pretty :D

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet it was done on PhoneArena where it was matched against Vanilla Android Lollipop and LG, Sny and others and TW came in no less than 2nd place. So I guess that means the others are uglier. And compared to the iOS UI which is made up of girly colors, TW certainly isn't the worse. You have a problem with it, so its ugly to you. Sales show it isn't ugly at all. Samsung is the top selling Android OEM and has been since almost day one.

6. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

more jokes to spread around on the arsenal of notes galaxies. alpha's minis. primes. megas. s's. tabs. pros. etc. etc.

7. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I hope it comes to the S4...even though it might be ugly...more might be better.

10. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

This only changes wallpapers, icons and accent colors. CM themes are still better.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

where are the real screenshots? i think you guys accidentally attatched Go Launcher screenshots from 2010.

12. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

These themes are ugly as sh*t. Look like Go Launcher from Froyo days. This some ol bull.

14. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Huawei EmotionUI and Xiaomi MIUI both have these feature long time ago

17. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Oppo's Color OS as well.

15. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

they are uglier than the originally ugly touchwize

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