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March 2, 2015

Sony releases Theme Creator Beta, makes Xperia theme creation easy

by John_A

Theming — that’s what all the cool kids are doing these days. The HTC One M9 has theming, the Galaxy S6 has theming, and now Sony is raising up the theming bar as well. Sony’s most recent Xperia devices already offered themable skins, but now Sony has released a new tool called the Theme Creator Beta, a custom Java desktop program that will help 3rd party developers craft their own Sony themes.

Sony claims there are more than 300 adjustable components for users of the creator, this includes changing wallpapers, the navigation bar and so much more. Sony’s Theme Creator portal on its website mentions how designers can use themes to promote brands, services or games. “This way, your theme can show up on millions of Xeria devices in the theme picker”. Of course, just because Sony is trying to appeal to bigger companies and brands doesn’t mean it is restricting use of the tool.

Anyone with some basic image editing skills that’s reasonably tech savvy should people able to utilize this tool, though to varying levels of success depending on your experience levels. Once your masterpiece is finished, the Theme Creator will create an APK that can be applied to any compatible Xperia device or can be submitted to Sony for inclusion its repository. Interested in giving it a go? You can download the Theme Creator Beta from Sony’s website.

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