Acrodea initiates global roll-out of Android™ Smartphones’ theme-change service via Samsung Apps
09/23/2011

Global roll-out of “Kisekae touch” started as Flick’n Change™

Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – Press Release

Acrodea initiates global roll-out of Android™ Smartphones’ theme-change service via Samsung Apps

Global roll-out of “Kisekae touch” started as Flick’n Change™

September 20, 2011 (Tokyo, Japan)—Regarding the service platform for the Android™ device application marketed to date in Japan as Kisekae touch®, Acrodea, Inc. (President: Junya Tsutsumi), headquartered in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, initiated its global service as Flick’n Change™ on Samsung Electronics’ application market Samsung Apps earlier this month. Through Android™ smartphones provided worldwide by Samsung Electronics, the Flick’n Change home app (launcher) and broad selection of theme sets created by participating content providers are available by download.
Junya Tsutsumi, President of Acrodea, commented as follows: “We are extremely honored to develop the kisekae (Flick’n Change) service with Samsung Electronics, a global IT company leading in the smartphone market. With Samsung Electronics, we will be able to offer theme-change services to Samsung users throughout the world via Samsung Apps. We look forward to further global development of Flick’n Change (Kisekae touch).”
About Flick’n Change
Flick’n Change™ is the global brand name for the changeable theme-set service “Kisekae touch®” for Android devices in Japan that Acrodea offers across three domestic mobile carriers. The Flick’n Change™ home app (launcher) is provided at no charge to users, and theme sets created by content providers (free and premium content) are available for downloading. Theme sets provide a way of changing the home screen background, common menu icons, the app drawer, etc., in a single step for Android devices.

By setting Flick’n Change™ as the home app (launcher) on an Android device, users can quickly select and change the theme displayed on their device. Currently, Flick’n Change in Japan is called Kisekae touch, and provided across three major mobile carriers for their Android device users. More than 20 content providers supply theme set content, and the number of available theme sets exceeds 500. The community of theme set creators and quantity available is growing steadily. For more details, please visit http://www.acrodea.co.jp/product/kisekae/ (Japanese only).

Service name: Flick’n Change™
Supported devices: Galaxy S, Galaxy SII initially, with more models to follow.
Distribution: 121 countries globally (current plan)
*Content providers can designate the countries authorized for theme set download. Distributed countries will vary according to specific theme set content.
Samsung Apps countries (ref.): http://www.samsungapps.com/main/getCountry.as
Payment settlement method: PayPal from within Flick’n Change Theme Store

Initially, approximately 50 theme sets from six content providers in Japan (AJS, AMU, JETMAN, DMF, Digital Ray, AMS) will be made successively available for download. Theme sets will initially be prepared in English, with multilingual support to follow afterward. The number of theme sets is expected to increase further, because multiple content providers plan to participate on the global platform in the future.
Flick’n Change Application Icon for Samsung Apps
About Samsung Apps
Samsung Apps is an application market that offers selected applications developed for Samsung Electronics mobile devices.
URL: www.samsungapps.com/
About Acrodea, Inc.

Established in July 2004, Acrodea, Inc., is headquartered in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Acrodea is engaged in its Middleware Business, Media Business, and EC Business, and is listed on the Mothers Market (Code: 3823, TSE). For more information, please visit http://www.acrodea.co
*Android is a trademark or registered trademark of Google, Inc.
** Kisekae Touch is a registered trademark of Acrodea.
***Flick’n Change is a trademark of Acrodea.
****Other company names and product names described above are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies associated.

Inquiries about this press release:
IR-PR Group, Administrative Dept.
Acrodea, Inc.
TEL:+81 3-5768-8606
Email: products@acrodea.co.jp