Tag Archive: Theme


Make your Chromebook your own with a Chrome theme

Chromebooks are designed to work the same whether you buy a $ 100 Chromebook or a $ 1,000 Pixelbook, but that doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. Chrome themes have existed for years, and while they don’t extend to the entire Chrome OS system, they do theme the Chrome browser, where we tend to spend the most time. Once you choose a theme, it can last for years — I’ve been using the same Blue/Green  [Read More…]

Android Q beta 3 review: Great dark theme, controversial gesture nav

Our first real look at what Q has in store for us.

We’ve been using “Android Q” since early March, and Google even released a beta update in early April. But what’s been clear from Day 1, as is the case with previous beta programs, is that this isn’t really Android Q. It’s mostly Android 9 Pie with some work-in-progress interface elements and lots of under-the-hood API changes for developers to start testing their apps against the new  [Read More…]

Android Q dark theme support (and AMOLED theme) added to Smart Launcher 5

Smart Launcher 5 continues to bring more features to its new 5.2 overhaul for the second month in a row.

Smart Launcher 5 introduced some big changes at the end of March with Smart Launcher 5.2’s modular page system and some menu improvements, and this month those improvements continue with some big theming additions, including support for turning on dark mode according to system preferences in Android Q.

The changes outlined for April 20’s Build 40  [Read More…]

How to change the theme on Samsung’s One UI

Samsung has recently unveiled its latest rendition of software for the Galaxy lines. Much like it’s hardware, the OS is an iteration of the company’s vision of Android. One UI is a much cleaner experience than previous versions of Samsung’s offerings.

One thing that has remained in One UI is Samsung really wants you to customize your phone’s interface. Theming is offered by default at the OS level on the latest Galaxy phones and we are here to show you  [Read More…]

PlayStation gamers can download this Spyro Reignited PS4 theme for free

Reskin your home screen with this free Spyro theme for PlayStation 4.

PlayStation is giving gamers a chance to grab the Spyro Reignited Trilogy: Fiery Return PlayStation 4 theme for free right now. Simply head to the PlayStation Store, click ‘Add to Cart’, and checkout to redeem this offer.

This theme is a great fit for fans of the game, as it features a beautiful landscape portrait of Spyro along with music from the series playing in  [Read More…]

Android doesn’t need a dark system theme — it needs something more powerful

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me six times, shame on us all.

The whispers have started up again, the way they do every few months before the next Developer Preview or the next version release. Maybe this will finally be the year Android N brings back the dark theme. Android O will have a system dark theme! Android P has to have a dark theme!! It’s a new year, and now the song has started  [Read More…]

How to change the Google Keyboard theme on your phone

Since day one Android has been about choice. The platform gives control to users that other, previous software didn’t. Don’t like the way your phone dialer looks? Swap it out for something else. Not a fan of Chrome? Say goodbye and install another browser.

One of the more fundamental apps in your phone also happens to be one of the most overlooked. What’s more, it’s one you use more than any other app. We’re talking, of course, about the keyboard.

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Android Messages gets new Material Theme UI and dark mode with 3.5 update

DARK. MODE. IS. HERE.

Android Messages is one of the best texting apps on the Play Store, and with the new v3.5 update that’s rolling out now, it’s about to get even better.

Similar to Tasks, News, and Contacts, v3.5 refreshes Android Messages UI to match Google’s new Material Theme aesthetic. This means that a lot of Android Messages’ colorful accent colors have been replaced by even more white and the in-app text now uses the Google  [Read More…]

Google Contacts 3.0 adds new Material Theme UI

The update is rolling out to the Play Store now.

Thanks to apps like Google News and Tasks, we’ve steadily been seeing Google’s new design language — Material Theme — come to life. Material Theme is slowly replacing the Material Design standard that was introduced with Lolipop in 2014, and the latest app to adopt the upgraded aesthetic is Google Contacts.

Google Contacts 3.0

Version 3.0 of the Contacts app is rolling  [Read More…]

YouTube for Android is testing its dark theme, and you might be able to use it right now

Rejoice, my friends; soon we can binge YouTube all night without getting blinded by the bland white interface!

YouTube brought a dark theme to its desktop website last year and back at the beginning of the year, the same glorious dark theme was announced for its iOS and Android apps. Apple users got that dark theme just a few brief weeks after the announcement, but Android users were left waiting, and waiting, and waiting for theirs. We  [Read More…]