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Star Wars: The Force Awakens meets Google in app suite transformation

Choose a side and transform your Google experience

Ahead of its Dec. 18 premiere, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already grossed a ton of money, received its own immersive Facebook experience and released several trailers, each one touting more new footage than the last. Its latest attention-grabber might be its biggest ‘get' thus far: Disney is collaborating with Google to bring Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the entirety of Google's apps.

Signing into your Google account and choosing a side — light or dark — will transform your various Google apps as to bear the appropriate Star Wars-themed decoration. YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps and more all feature various decals inspired by the franchise, including lightsaber loading bars, X-Wing destination markers and inbox themes drawn from the upcoming film.

Closer to the film's release, Google will also unveil a Star Wars experience for its Google Cardboard virtual reality platform. A co-production with Verizon, the experience launches on Dec. 2 exclusively in Verizon stores, and will feature four different Star Wars viewer designs compatible with iOS and Android devices.

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