Pixel Themes App In Android Q To Add More Punch In Google Pixel Devices

Pixel Themes App comes installed with Android Q Beta version.

Pixel Themes App In Android Q To Add More Punch In Google Pixel Devices

The Android Q Beta 2 version is out, and we all are excited about the new OS updated and features. To add on to the same, Android Q Beta 2 has brought the “Pixel Themes” app, which can change the font, icon shape, and accent color of the Google Pixel devices.

The theming option can be discovered in the settings in the Developer Options section. The custom themes were first expected in the Android version 8.0, but the Android Oreo update only added native support and a command line interface for Sony’s OMS theme framework.

Then in the next OS version, Android 9 Pie, Google restricted access to custom overlays because the features were not user specific.

The appearance of user customization options of the font, icon shape, and accent color in the Pixel devices was already leaked well before the launch of Android Q beta and now we have credible evidence of a dedicated theming app called “Pixel Themes.”

On installing the second Android Q beta program on the Google Pixel 3 device, a new app called “PixelThemesStub” can be spotted in the app menu. Currently, it’s an empty APK file that comes pre-installed on the device, but later on, Google will update it.

Pixel theme

Image Credits: XDA Developers

Going a bit deep, “” is the package name and once it gets live on the Google Play Store, the “Pixel Themes” app will be available on this URL.

The team of XDA Developers was lucky enough to find some assets in the Pixel Themes APK file. There are strings of three custom themes named as “Anthony,” “Johanna,” and “Reiko.”

  • Anthony: Black accent color, Rubik font, Rounded/Squircle icons
  • Johanna: Green accent color, Arvo and Lato font, Filled icons
  • Reiko: Purple accent color, Arbutus font, Circular/Teardrop icons  

The update also includes new overlays that will change the icon shapes in Settings, SystemUI, and Android framework. There are also four new wallpapers packed in the Pixel Themes app APK file.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.


Google Plus Dead: Google Announced The Closure Of G+ Services

2 min read  

From today onwards, you won’t be able to see your account on Google Plus. Google has officially closed all Google+ services.The company’s aim of competing directly with the likes of social media giant Facebook and Twitter has come to an end.The reason for shutting down Google+ is


Top Business Advantages Of Mobile CRM Apps

4 min read  

The rise of mobile devices, and the always-on connectivity that goes along that has profoundly changed both businesses and their customers. It’s likely your customers interact with your organization through a mobile device much of the time, and nearly as likely your employees work with them th


Ruhnn, Alibaba Backed Chinese Influencer Firm Raises $125M

2 min read  

The Chinese startup, Ruhnn raised $125 million after its listing on Nasdaq on Wednesday. Ruhn, a digital influencer company that allows influencers to sell via e-commerce sites and is aiming to bring the revolution to China's fashion sector.The business house has sold 10 million American Dep


MLB Champions Makers, Lucid Sight Raised $6 Million

4 min read  

The blockchain game developer startup, Lucid Sight, has raised $6 million in funding. The investment was led by Salem Partners.The Los Angeles-based startup has now raised a total of $11 million in funding since its inception in 2015. The latest funding will aid in expanding Lucid Sight’s

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • BOTH