Now you Can Get the New Eye-Catching Theme Holo for Android Devices
Now through Ice Cream Sandwich and its sparkly latest theme, the Android team has resolute that it wants parts of it to remain untouched going forward, even from manufacturer skins. The theme is called “Holo” and can be seen in bits in the images below in the end of this post. The Android developers team has released a blog post detailing “Holo” and its requirements:
In Android 4.0, Holo is different. We’ve made the inclusion of the unmodified Holo theme family a compatibility requirement for devices running Android 4.0 and forward. If the device has Android Market it will have the Holo themes as they were originally designed.
This standardization goes for all of the public Holo widget styles as well. The Widget.Holo styles will be stable from device to device, safe for use as parent styles for incremental customizations within your app.
In addition to a related note, the Android team moreover has made it clear that their new handling of themed items be supposed to allow for manufacturers to updates their devices pretty faster:
Formally separating these theme families will also make future merges easier for manufacturers updating to a new platform version, helping more devices update more quickly. Google’s Nexus devices alias DeviceDefault to the unmodified Holo themes.