Sony Mobile Adds New Skins to Xperia Smartphones
Published on: 11th Mar 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Sony Mobile has reintroduced the idea of applying Themes to the Android OS. Theme ing was hugely popular when the company as SonyEricsson sold feature phones a decade ago.
The company recently included "Xperia Themes" as part of its recent Android 4.3; Jelly Bean upgrade - it's a new native Sony feature that will allows users to skin their Xperia smartphone in a number of creative styles.
Each Theme will then change the style and design of up to 280 assets within the smartphone menus, including navigation bar, icons and folders.
Today, there are hundreds of graphical elements that can be skinned in Xperia Themes. Starting from the most obvious UI elements like the wallpaper for the home screen and lock screen, down to the smallest components like navigation bar icons, checkboxes, switches, sliders and buttons.