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Tip: Google’s Device Art Generator is a Great Way to Show Off Home Screens

Yesterday, the Android frame generator graduated into official status and is now known as the Device Art Generator. It’s a tool for app developers to use when taking screenshots of their apps and then displaying them in a visually pleasing manner. As of today, you can only display your screenshots in Nexus devices, but we get the feeling that there will be many more on the way. After all, sites like MyColorScreen have figured out how to use almost any device on the planet in theirs, so you can imagine that Google will work in something as well.

For most of us, this tool will only come in handy when we want to display our own screenshots for the world to see on a personal level, rather than through the Play store. But what I’m envisioning, is our next “Show Off Your Home Screens Day!” post, filled with nothing but beautiful Device Art Generator pics.

To run it for yourself, head over to the DAG, and drop a screenshot of yours onto the device of your choice. Afterwards, click on it and then save the image file to your PC. From there, feel free to upload it to your favorite image hosting site, and paste the URL in our comments so that we can see your creations. Knowing that most of you still rock out with a G-Nex, you probably won’t mind the lack of non-Nexus devices.

Tim’s Pro tip:  You can also use this app, which has frames for the Galaxy S3 as an option.

Via:  Google+

  • http://twitter.com/kaiyel1 Kyle Miller

    Here’s mine!

  • talkdj

    I’m gonna jump into the pool with this. Here’s mine.


  • http://www.thetechtemple.com The Tech Temple

    Great tip!

  • Russ M

    What Launcher/widgets are you using. That home screen is nice.

  • MontereyChiropractor

    This is really cool. Is there any tutorial for newbies on how to use this? I want it installed my phone as well.

  • k_nivesout

    What icons are in the screenshot in the article?

    • Russ M

      Any word on that icon pack yet? Those are slick.

      • Steve Wojciechowski

        Its tersus by kovdev

  • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer
  • http://www.facebook.com/shem.flewellyn Shem Kobby Flewellyn

    what is the icon pack for the launcher icon

  • Kory Cook

    Just changed today

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Wow, where’s that from and is it actually functional?

    • http://twitter.com/garagelogician Jeff C

      Thats awesome! This is why Android rocks and i*hone sucks donkey balls.

  • Willard Potter

    edit: yup.. my browser glitched out.. sorry for the double post.

  • adb.push.Freedom
  • Willard Potter

    This should link right to the generator. Here’s my screen, while i’m here… lol http://developer.android.com/distribute/promote/device-art.html

  • Steve Wojciechowski

    Figured I would post one since I was inspired last week and did not have a homescreen worth showing. It’s nothing much, but I like it:


    • Kory Cook

      Says file not found.

      • Steve Wojciechowski

        How about this

  • Jovie

    I keeps it simple

  • Saint Stephen

    I’d love a link to that awesome, textured salmon wallpaper…

    • http://twitter.com/garagelogician Jeff C

      Its included in the Tersus icon pack by kovdev.

  • http://www.youtube.com/MKBHD Marques Brownlee

    Just FYI the Google+ link at the bottom appears to be broken.

    • 4n1m4L

      Yup, that’s an error.

    • http://twitter.com/borochocho Cesar

      Are you MKBHD? Nice videos man.

      • Tyler Chappell

        yeah that’s him! I love that guy!!!!