Android team forced to pull Palm Pre theme

August 14, 2009
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Customization is one of the big draws to open source devices like those running Android. Users can modify and customize their devices to their hearts content. One of the stranger ways to customize phones to me is to try to make them look like other devices.

A theme has been available for Android that mimics the look and feel of the Palm Pre. As it turns out the theme used wallpapers and icons directly from webOS and raised the ire of Palm.

Palm has reportedly had its crack team of legal monkeys type up a letter and sent it along to the Android team to tell them to pull the Pre theme from its site. As of now, the theme is no more. It’s not clear if users who already have the theme will be forced to remove it at this point. A similar theme to make Android look like the iPhone has been pulled as well.

[via Mobiletor]


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