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Tune your emulator with a pretty Nexus One skin!

I know it doesn't really increase your value during development. It's just for fun but those of you that like it, here are some links that point to Nexus One skins that can be used on your local dev emulator.

Update: The Nexus S skin is available at here.

Installation is easy. Just extract it to <android-sdk-install-root>/platforms/<your-platform>/skins and then use it.

The result is pretty nice :)

What I forgot to mention. If you have problems with the size of the emulator that is going to be started, you may want to add a -scale to your emulator run arguments. In Eclipse you add it under your Run Configurations:

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Anonymous said...

How can I reduce the size like a real Nexus One? Currently size too large.

Juri Strumpflohner said...

did you try playing with the "-scale" parameter of the emulator settings? You can see the according screenshot of the Eclipse settings where you can define it.

Anonymous said...

There's a Nexus S skin available too:

Juri Strumpflohner said...

Cool, thx :)

Heiko Behrens said...

Hey Juri, I just published a set of high quality skins for Nexus S and Nexus One (different colors). Not only they don't show any unwanted compression artifacts, the come with a relfection overlay, too. This expands the glare effect above the actual screen. Feel free to download them at

Juri Strumpflohner said...

Cool, thx for your comment. I'll try them out.

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