Samsung could be working on themes for the new TouchWiz but nothing is certain and official yet. We only head rumors about it and recently, images have been discovered which could serve as clues to the TouchWiz themes feature.
Cyanogen, Inc., the company formed from CyanogenMod's core developers, have announced their latest "commercial" endeavor. Following the Nextbit Baton app and service and the partnership with India's Micromax, Cyanogen is revealing its Themes app that will let users of smartphones running Cyanogen OS customize their device to their heart's content and their artistic tastes. There is also the new Themes Studio for uploading and publishing themes to grow a theming community around the Android-based operating system.
Huawei is jumping over numbers again. While the jump from Honor 3 to Honor 6 was believed to be motivated by the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 and next year's Samsung Galaxy S6, going from Ascend Mate 2 right to Ascend Mate7 is a bit more perplexing. Whatever the Chinese OEM's reasons may be, the Huawei Ascend Mate7 is coming next month at IFA 2014 in Berlin.
Xiaomi has just released a major overhaul of its custom ROM, MIUI version 6. Calling it "visually stunning, stunningly simple", the Chinese manufacturer has opted to drop the aging skeumorphic design of the past decade and embraced the more minimalistic and flatter look. Just in time to catch up with iOS' own transition to the new design language.
If you've wanted to experience the new Material design in Android L that almost everyone is talking about, this new Android L theme package might be for you. The only catch to this almost easy to install theme is that you need to have the Xposed Framework installed, which means you need to have a rooted device.
The hype around Android L after Google I/O, while subdued and controlled, is still considerable and has been getting a lot of Android fans excited for the official release of the new incarnation of Android by around fall this year. If you can’t wait, though – and if your phone is running CyanogenMod 11 – you’ll be glad to know that one of the good folks at XDA has already created an Android L-based theme for CM11.
CyanogenMod's core team might now be an "Inc.", but they haven't lost their sense of commitment to the community. The makers of the popular custom ROM has just released Cyanogen Theme Showcase on Google Play Store, making the fruits of their work on CyanogenMod 11S available to the wider Android community.
Stop the presses! One of the more popular Android custom ROMs has just announced its first Release Candidate version. Paranoid Android 4.4, which brings along with it Android 4.4.3 now, has reached what its developers claim is an "almost stable state", giving hope of an actual stable release really soon now.
After a major update early this month, Cloud.tv, makers of HD Widgets, is now rolling out its promised new theme. Kairo now joins the ranks of Glass Gems and Colourform as the official themes for the popular widget set.
If you've been closely following developments in the CyanogenMod ROM scene, you'll probably notice they've been busy reworking the theme engine. Now the dev team is giving a sneak peek at one of the more user visible result of this endeavor, a brand new Theme Chooser.