Google pulls Android customization app ‘Themer’ over Apple copyright complaint

“Themer, the Android customization app from MyColorScreen which last fall raised a half a million in seed funding, has been pulled from the Google Play marketplace following a copyright complaint from Apple in reference to one of the app’s 200-plus available themes,” Sarah Perez reports for TechCrunch.

“Themer was pulled down on February 2nd, and the app has been in limbo ever since, they now say, despite having resolved the issue with regard to the errant theme,” Perez reports. “The theme in question is the “Seven” theme, which Apple says uses several icons that infringed on its own patents, explains Ashvin Dhingra, co-founder and CEO at Themer.”

Perez reports, “‘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… ‘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.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: iPhone wannabes, indeed.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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    1. BLN, your biggest issue is your issue is you don’t seem to realize that your are in a group of only 5% or so of users who want OS6 back (and though unrelated (and possibly nonintersecting venn sets) or who want phoblets)
      The remaining 95% of users don’t think iOS7 is perfect but they do think that it is a big step up from iOS6

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