11-26-2018 01:15 AM
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  1. MS3GT's Avatar
    Soooooooo, this just happened.
    Attached Thumbnails Free themes are going away?-29595.jpg  
    11-15-2018 01:55 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    I just had to laugh at the Android OS 9.0 (POS). But yeah, this is sad. Although not sure if this would be applicable world wide? Seems the theme store is region dependent though.
    11-15-2018 03:17 AM
  3. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    It looks like the free ones will basically be usable for only 2 weeks at a time? Wonder what the thought process is here.
    11-15-2018 09:10 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    It looks like the free ones will basically be usable for only 2 weeks at a time? Wonder what the thought process is here.
    All about Mr.Green
    11-15-2018 09:53 AM
  5. gendo667's Avatar
    Since the Oreo update, I've been thrilled with the S8. If you're into theming and constantly changing your look, it's a dream. This news would push me away from Samsung.
    Gdwheel and AustinTech like this.
    11-15-2018 10:26 AM
  6. gendo667's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm done. Free themes are going away?-screenshot_20181115-092734_samsung-20themes.jpeg
    gregg6942 and AustinTech like this.
    11-15-2018 10:28 AM
  7. silverfang77's Avatar
    I currently have a free theme and wonder if I'll be able to keep it as long as I don't open the theme store.
    11-15-2018 11:01 AM
  8. gendo667's Avatar
    You know, nowhere does it state that you have to pay for the theme after the 14 day period.
    11-15-2018 11:09 AM
  9. Yguideslou's Avatar
    I currently have a free theme and wonder if I'll be able to keep it as long as I don't open the theme store.
    I'm pretty sure they can't take away something from before this policy change.

    Plus, they say starting with Pie.

    At least that's my hope.
    11-15-2018 11:55 AM
  10. OJsakila's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm done.
    Done? With what? Samsung, because you can't get something free? Maybe I don't understand the "potential ramifications" of what this means but I just make my own themes. .. and I use Nove so I'm not sure if this matters to me or not... I'm certainly not "done" with anything except expecting free stuff..
    11-15-2018 12:25 PM
  11. chanchan05's Avatar
    Done? With what? Samsung, because you can't get something free? Maybe I don't understand the "potential ramifications" of what this means but I just make my own themes. .. and I use Nove so I'm not sure if this matters to me or not... I'm certainly not "done" with anything except expecting free stuff..
    Nova has nothing to do with themes since the themes change stuff that Nova can't (like making the menus and the notification shade black or whatever theme you want, as well as all Samsung apps).

    But for me, the only themes I get are the free black themes which will not be needed with the upcoming systemwide night mode.
    11-15-2018 12:35 PM
  12. gendo667's Avatar
    Done? With what? Samsung, because you can't get something free? Maybe I don't understand the "potential ramifications" of what this means but I just make my own themes. .. and I use Nove so I'm not sure if this matters to me or not... I'm certainly not "done" with anything except expecting free stuff..
    I use Nova, too. I'm talking about system wide dark themes. Nav bar customization.

    It says at the bottom of the announcement that the team is doing this to encourage users to try new themes. I guess we'll see.

    And I've paid for themes. My favorites happen to be free.
    OJsakila and Gray Area like this.
    11-15-2018 12:35 PM
  13. gendo667's Avatar
    But for me, the only themes I get are the free black themes which will not be needed with the upcoming systemwide night mode.
    Good point.
    11-15-2018 12:37 PM
  14. OJsakila's Avatar
    I use Nova, too. I'm talking about system with dark themes. Nav bar customization.

    It says at the bottom of the announcement that the team is doing this to encourage users to try new themes. I guess we'll see.

    And I've paid for themes. My favorites happen to be free.
    Lol. Well, then, I'm in total agreement with you.
    gendo667 likes this.
    11-15-2018 12:45 PM
  15. frederickdawg's Avatar
    Huawei here I come {JK}
    11-15-2018 03:24 PM
  16. Fit24's Avatar
    I downloaded a few themes but didn't use them, so I deleted them. I guess I'll stay with the default theme.
    11-15-2018 07:08 PM
  17. ansa82's Avatar
    Really stinks, I've been enjoying the free themes
    11-15-2018 07:42 PM
  18. Jewels81's Avatar
    Hmmm...yeah I got this too. Sucks but oh well I'll still enjoy my note9 with or without free themes
    sweetypie31, Heavens1 and cwbcpa like this.
    11-15-2018 10:41 PM
  19. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    I can't believe some people around here threaten to jump ship to another OEM over something as stupid as the loss of free themes.
    11-16-2018 12:28 AM
  20. Heavens1's Avatar
    Huawei here I come {JK}
    Which theme do you use that is currently free that you think will be affected?
    11-16-2018 06:28 AM
  21. StephaneM60's Avatar
    Warning : there may be a translation issue. I'm french and the notification in French is not exactly the same.

    To be perfectly clear, the title of the notification and the content are stating two different things...

    From the title : it says that it's the "free period" that is changing. And for me it concerns the paid theme : you are able to download and test them today for a few minutes, so it could possibly mean that now you'll ba able to install them and test them for 14 days.

    But in the body it does state the "free themes" : so it means that indeed the free themes will be only applied for 14 days, but then nowheres it says that you have to pay the free themes (only that you will be presented with options)

    So IMO we'll have to wait to see what's really happening...
    justafew likes this.
    11-16-2018 06:32 AM
  22. Heavens1's Avatar
    I'm wondering if samsung's own free default themes fit into the category of being removed after 14 days.
    11-16-2018 06:33 AM
  23. Heavens1's Avatar
    Warning : there may be a translation issue. I'm french and the notification in French is not exactly the same.

    To be perfectly clear, the title of the notification and the content are stating two different things...

    From the title : it says that it's the "free period" that is changing. And for me it concerns the paid theme : you are able to download and test them today for a few minutes, so it could possibly mean that now you'll ba able to install them and test them for 14 days.

    But in the body it does state the "free themes" : so it means that indeed the free themes will be only applied for 14 days, but then nowheres it says that you have to pay the free themes (only that you will be presented with options)

    So IMO we'll have to wait to see what's really happening...
    Yes, I see your point. Though reading the last paragraph I consider that Samsung is saying that the free theme will be removed after 14 days, and not just that the trial period is 14 days.
    11-16-2018 06:36 AM
  24. gendo667's Avatar
    I can't believe some people around here threaten to jump ship to another OEM over something as stupid as the loss of free themes.
    What doesn't matter to you may be significant to others.
    11-16-2018 07:11 AM
  25. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    What doesn't matter to you may be significant to others.
    I can think a ton of reasons to jump OEM ship. But loss of free themes?

    I do say this using a free one myself. But you know, I'll fork out a dollar or two to keep this one if I have to. Only because I spent heaps of time finding this particular one. Not necessarily because it's free, just because I liked it and it wasn't resource heavy.
    Heavens1 likes this.
    11-16-2018 08:59 AM
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