Samsung Doesn't Want You Using Free Themes Anymore

Joanna Estrada
November 15, 2018

At that time, they'll be sure to suggest more to help you "easily change your theme". If you're signed up to the beta in the Samsung members app and you live in Korea, the update should already have hit your device for you to install - if it hasn't yet, it shouldn't be long. Once enrolled, you will be able to download the Android Pie beta build from the Settings " Software update menu by tapping Download updates manually.

After this period expires, the Galaxy device will automatically revert to the default theme. These notifications will come with suggestions for other themes. Apparently, they don't know it's possible to make paid themes. Looking at the top charts, they are unsurprisingly dominated by the free themes. This will essentially force designers to charge for their themes, otherwise, it will be impossible for a user to use the theme longterm. Is it safe to assume that Samsung is doing this because they want you to buy themes that they'll get a cut of? However, the exact change that Samsung is undertaking could be rather polarizing - the vast majority of themes in the store are free ones. Users are going to hate the change and we don't blame them. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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