Samsung opens access to its new Theme store to designers, urges them to apply for a partnership


Judging by Samsung’s and HTC’s latest flagship devices, themes are the new fad with Android manufacturers. Indeed, both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and the HTC One M9, come with a theme engine (and store) built into their respective proprietary spins on Android 5.0 Lollipop. But while neither camp is launching empty-handed, it is fair to say that they’ll need to enlist the support of third-party developers in order for such a feature to really make sense and ensure that we end up being sorry for using the word fad at all.

Samsung is doing just that, at least judging by a new …