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Roman Nurik, an Android engineer, recently gave the Android Asset Studio an awesome new tool that allows users to create gorgeous, high-res PNG images of any screenshot framed by actual press asset photos of Android devices.

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The resulting images are, well, pretty. Gone are the days when developers or designers have to spend time in Photoshop layering up images and fabricating gloss, just to get an appealing graphic to show an app in action. Heck, even if you aren't a developer, this tool is still fun to play around with. 

At the moment the selection of device frames is limited to the Nexus One, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom, but it sounds as though more devices will be coming soon.

The tool only officially supports Chrome right now, but I've had luck right-clicking the output image and "Saving As" in Firefox as well. At any rate, if you're interested, head over to the Android Asset Studio and give the tool a go.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://flaz3r.com Flaz3r

    Yes! I have been waiting for this :)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

    Just a shot in the dark here, but could the next device be the Galaxy Nexus?

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

      That would make sense - they don't have to ask any vendor to use that.

  • Tkun

    That sounds like a great tool. I'll definitely look into using it after I create an app.

  • Gabriel Féron

    This seems to be a great tool!

    Btw, it's not the first time I see someone talking about "Google Code" as if Google was actually publishing all the source code you can get there. I mean, it's exactly the same type of platform as Sourceforge.net.

    I don't really know if the guy behind this is working at Google, but I don't really think so as there's only one developer registered on the project.

    Anyway, it's really nice :)

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

      You're absolutely correct, I've pinged Liam to update this. It was actually created by Roman Nurik, an Android engineer.

      • Gabriel Féron

        Ah, so it might be one of those free-working-time project then!

  • Mgamerz

    Brilliant! No more making crappy copy/pastes with the screen glare.

  • Mgamerz

    Too bad Android Market doesn't allow qHD photo's as ones to upload for you app. It's a huge pain in the ass to take a photo, scale it, make sure it looks mostly normal, and then upload it... Can't it just scale it or just accept it!?
    It'd be nice if this site did that too.

  • JFresh

    I believe the google music app is pictured in the screen of the NExus S. Does anyone what version that is? My music app looks WAY ugglier and im kinda waiting for an update.

    Thnx!