While we’ve known that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones will allow users to customize the handsets thanks to the Themes option first seen in the Galaxy A series of phones, it hasn’t been clear exactly how 3rd party theme makers would be able to distribute their offerings for the S6. Until now, thanks to Reddit member, gedankenreich, receiving a reply from Samsung on the matter.
According to Samsung’s reply (below), there will be a new theming tool made available for the international Galaxy S6 sometime in April. It’s possible that it could just be an updated version of the theming tool for the Chinese Note 4, A5 and A7, but that tool is limited to custom icons and wallpapers at the present time. For me, the reply seems to imply that a new authoring tool will be made available for the S6, although as with all hunches, a liberal pinch of salt is required.
Changing themes on our smartphones is such an easy way to customize and personalize our devices, I’m surprised that it’s taken so long for this ability to become a baked-in feature. Especially when you consider how versatile the Android operating system is, and how many different launchers there are available in the Play Store. If you are one of the predicted 55 million future owners of the Galaxy S6, what theme would you like to see on your new phone?