Theme Thursday: C.Black

Theme Thursday: C.Black

Apr 19, 2012

There isn’t anyone out there who would claim that Android phones have exceptional battery life. This leads most users to look for little ways here and there to conserve small bits of power. A classic method of doing this is using a dark wallpaper because it takes more power for that giant 4.5″ screen to display a bright, white background then a simple black one. This is possible why Google gave Ice Cream Sandwich a simpler dark coat of paint. It is easy to see this trend on the Google Play Store as the number of themes that have dark wallpapers easily outnumbers their brighter counterparts. This Thursday we are going to look at a GO Launcher theme that minces no words when it comes to its purpose.

Our theme is named C.Black and fortunately it brings some subtle styling to go along with its utilitarian purpose. Harkening back to past days before color computer monitors, C.Black sticks with a classic green on black color scheme that adds a touch of hacker to any phone. Unfortunately, there just aren’t enough custom application icons included to fully deliver on its promise. While the each app does get its own nifty green halo it might simply not be enough for most users. Other themes offer the option to make every app icon grayscale and it seems like a waste that there is no option in C.Black to convert all those unsupported icons into shades of green.

In terms of conserving battery life, C.Black will definitely do as advertised just do not expect something miraculous; converting to a darker background will only add, at most, an hour of battery life depending on how much the home screen is displayed. Even with its imperfections, those looking to give their phone a nice retro feel as well as a small bump in battery life should give C.Black a look.

Joseph Bertolini
Joseph is an Mechanical Engineering student at The Ohio State University as well as an amateur photographer.
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