Nov 05 AT 9:31 AM Taylor Wimberly 34 Comments

Gmail receives Android theme

How would you like a slick new Android theme for Gmail? Just browser over go, go to settings, click themes, and then boom – turn on the Android goodness. Overall I really like the neon green colors as they match perfectly with my Android theme for Chrome.

Thanks Jr. for the tip!

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  • The Phone Nerd

    I love personalization – I have the ninja theme for my Gmail – although I may switch to Android now that it’s available.

    • http://Website SquirrelWithAGunAtTheZoo

      Now if only Google’s Android Gmail app would only adhere more to the android theme…
      I dare to dream *sigh*

  • http://Website Tim

    Wish it as a little cooler but not bad. I needed a change so I switched it.

    • Anthony Domanico

      My thoughts exactly.

  • MetalMessiah78

    Cool! I’m switching over to it later today when I get home from work.

    • http://Website jdog

      I use it this and the Google Chrome theme at work, I’m the guy who sent this in.

      • Vt3kbOi

        How diid u get the theme for Google Chrome?? I’ve been wanting that for a while now…

      • MetalMessiah78

        Awesome!! Thanks for sending this in! I wish I could use gmail and chrome at work, but they are very restrictive here.

  • Courtney

    Nice, I like it

  • jdellachiesa

    I like it! Only thing – I had the Droid fonts installed on my computer and the theme automatically used them. The words were so blurry I had to uninstall the Droid fonts :(

    • http://Website Gee

      Yeah, it’s more of a Cleartype/Windows thing but it’d probably look fine in OS X or Linux (w/ a decent font AA/rendering mode). Right now it looks like a blob of messy text on my Windows 7 machine.

  • deltaslight

    I love it!

  • pchristensen

    I don’t like it. I can’t tell the difference between read and unread email.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Really? Looks like it uses the same colors for read/unread as the normal theme.

      • pchristensen

        Hah! Funny thing about that. On my dual monitor setup it looks like the right monitor has the color a little out of wack. If I move it to the left monitor I can see the difference between read and unread. Guess I didn’t catch that before cause it’s been a good year since I’ve used the default theme.

  • http://Website yeshu

    It feels faster than the default theme. I don’t know why it feels that way!

  • http://Website Mocha K

    I wish I could have themes on my phone!

  • http://Website Mast3rShake

    Love Android but the theme sux. Boring and lame. Do better Google!

  • E-man

    Sweet! Matches my chrome theme. :)
    Should have kept the starred gold.

  • http://Website MitchRap

    Loves it!
    Google Chrome “Android” Theme
    Google GMAIL “Android” Theme

    keep ‘em coming :)

  • http://Website Dre

    I like, wish it was in the app on my phone though.

  • http://Website JohnDaddyo

    How exactly do you change the theme?

    • Dr.Jeckyl

      While in Gmail got to Setting > Themes tab Click desired theme. Done.

  • Best Android Apps

    Wow, awesome! Thanks.

  • http://Website Donovan

    best thing i have gotten out of this site in a while..

  • http://Website dave

    is this why my labels have vanished from gmail ( unless I use basic html mode)?

    • Lemon

      Settings > Labels then show/hide

  • SGB101

    the android geek in me loves this, i want an Android FF theme, if anyone wants to do one :)

  • http://Website asdf

    mh, have they removed the modified “GMail” Logo from the theme?
    I just get the default one,

  • Lemon

    I made my own one (colours, no graphics) and posted it to Buzz in Aug. This looks REALLY similar… lol

  • http://Website Nammy

    You can pry my TeaHouse theme away from my cold, dead hands.

    /love that cute litlte fox

  • http://Website No Name

    I like this theme, however are the to bots at the bottom gay? I am not a homophob, however I am not supportive of that mindset.

    I wish that Google would stay away from social issues and stick to making good products like they do. Supporting gay pride is not something that a company like Google should do. How many people would they offend if they were to be supportive of the GOP. Why is it okay for them to support things like this an nobody seems to care or say anything?


    • http://Website wanda

      I really don’t think they are gay robots; that seems like a real stretch of the imagination. I mean, they are robots!! Sometimes I think we can read too much into things. The androids holding hands just look like they are having fun and enjoying all things Android. Everything doesn’t have to be political, does it? Just my opinion.