“Themer” pulled from Google Play Store after Apple copyright complaints

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One of the great things about Android is its ability to offer customization. Unlike iOS, you don’t necessarily have to root/jailbreak it to make it look and feel the way you want it to. One of the ways you can change its look is by downloading a theme-changing package from Google’s Play Store. Of those, one of the most popular is an app called Themer.

Amazingly, people like installing themes to make their Android phone look like an iPhone. And this has ruffled some feathers over at Cupertino. One theme in particular, named “Seven”, has offended Apple’s chiefs. It essentially makes Android look like iOS 7. Themer’s developers were quick to respond (as reported by TechCrunch):

“We immediately removed [the Seven] theme and thought that, at worst, Themer would be back on Play in a few days. But now a week later, we’re facing the possibility that a few days might turn into a few weeks,” Dhingra explains in an email to TechCrunch (and soon to be blog post on the company’s website.)

“We’ve spoken to legal representatives from Apple (who have been very nice, reasonable, and helpful), and they have no remaining concerns. But apparently, Google has a process for these things, and there’s nothing we can do to accelerate that process. Unfortunately, we still have not heard from anyone at Google.”

So, now the hold-up isn’t Apple. It’s seemingly happy that the offending theme no longer exists within the app. It’s now down to Google to let the app back in to Play Store.

Source: TechCrunch

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