Who doesn't like to customize his or her phone into something that will relate to his or her personality? We are guessing we all fall into that trap at least once after we buy a new smartphone or a tablet - and the trend has been there since the days of the age old feature phones.
Now, according to recent reports, Sony is looking to make that habit a more viral one and has announced the new Xperia Themes in an effort to make smartphone customization as easy as possible for its users.
With the new themes, Sony is looking to tap into Android's open source offering with the release of Xperia Themes. According to the Sony Mobile blog, the new app will arrive with the Android v4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade for eligible Xperia devices.
"Theme-ing was hugely popular amongst our customers back in the day when we sold feature phones, and we wanted to bring back that to our Android devices. Previously you needed to download and install 3rd party home launchers - a pretty complex experience for most users," the official description for the same states.
"With Xperia Themes, we've integrated the experience seamlessly in the device, so you get a completely new look, but also the same easy and intuitive Xperia navigation experience after installing."
"We will continue to add more stunning themes going forward via Sony Select / Google Play, to ensure there's something for every style / mood / taste," it adds.
As far as more details are concerned, individual themes will be made available for download from Google Play and Sony Select. These themes will have the potential to modify almost all of Xperia's software features.
Moreover, up to 280 different in-phone stuff can be re-skinned, including the navigation bar, icons, folders, checkboxes, switches, sliders and buttons. Apparently, some overseas users have already started receiving the update with Xperia Themes, but global update for the same may not be far off.