Android L Material Design Explained

Why Google needs Android L’s awesome Material Design

By on July 25, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Why Google needs Android L’s awesome Material Design

Android L’s main feature so far is the new Material Design that Google will also use across platforms and on the web, and whose new rules developers are also encouraged to abide by. But why did Google decide to go for a complete makeover of Android, apps and the web?

Google designer Jon Wiley, who works on Google Search design, hosted a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session during which he explained why Google needs Material Design. Unsurprisingly, Material Design is supposed to further enhance Google’s Search performance and offer a better user experience across all devices. More →

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Google Play Store Material Design Update

Android L’s gorgeous Material Design is coming soon to all Android phones… sort of

By on July 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Android L’s gorgeous Material Design is coming soon to all Android phones… sort of

After a report a few days ago revealed that Google was working on updating its Play Store (desktop and Android app versions) to include its new Material Design, Google on Tuesday teased the new redesign coming to the Play Store Android app. More →

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Android L Material Design Apps

This is what Android L’s Material Design looks like across mobile and desktop

By on July 15, 2014 at 9:57 AM.

This is what Android L’s Material Design looks like across mobile and desktop

Google’s main I/O 2014 announcement was the new Material Design language that covers not only the next major release of Android (Android L), but also Google’s apps across platforms and screens. Material Design is what Google wants developers to use for their apps as well, whether they’re for Android, iOS or the web, and ArsTechnica has put together a great collection of screenshots, shared by Google during its I/O sessions, via its online Material Design guidelines or leaked online. More →

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Google Play Store: Material Design

Here’s what Google’s gorgeous Material Design looks like on the Play Store

By on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Here’s what Google’s gorgeous Material Design looks like on the Play Store

One of Google’s main I/O 2014 announcements is the company’s new design language – dubbed Material Design – which will be applied to all of Google’s properties, including Android L, Android and iOS apps, and web apps. Google has already demoed its Material Design concepts, providing explanations for its design choices and vision, but Android Police has obtained more details about what Material Design means for Google’s content store, sharing images of the upcoming Play Store redesign. More →

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Talon for Twitter Android L App

Take a look at the future of Android in this redesigned Android L app

By on July 3, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Take a look at the future of Android in this redesigned Android L app

Android L might be the most exciting update to Google’s mobile operating system since it launched in 2008. Material Design, the centerpiece of Android L, could seamlessly unify an interface that has struggled to form its own identity in the past, but all we have right now is the promise of something amazing. Until we actually see it in action on our own screens, we’ll just have to take Google’s word for it, which is why Luke Klinker’s Talon for Twitter should be near the top of your list of most wanted apps right now. More →

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Google Android L Material Design

An in-depth look at the journey behind Google’s gorgeous Android L redesign

By on July 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

An in-depth look at the journey behind Google’s gorgeous Android L redesign

When we think of iOS, in all of its various incarnations, we think of methodical progress. When we look at Android, we see stunted growth and fragmentation. Google has always put functionality ahead of visual appeal when it comes to its mobile operating system, sometimes to a fault, but out of nowhere, it looks like the designers have finally tied up all the loose ends and created an attractive, responsive interface with Material Design in Android L. More →

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Top Designers Android Material Design

Here’s how top designers are responding to Google’s gorgeous new Android UI

By on June 30, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

Here’s how top designers are responding to Google’s gorgeous new Android UI

Google turned a lot of heads last week at Google I/O with the introduction of Material Design, a new user interface which will permeate Android L upon its release. The reaction from the Android user base has been overwhelmingly positive, but how do the people who develop software for mobile devices feel about the new design? VentureBeat got in touch with some of the industry’s top designers in order to find out. More →

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Google Material Design for Android L

Google explains Android L’s gorgeous new design in language no one will understand

By on June 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM.

Google explains Android L’s gorgeous new design in language no one will understand

During its I/O keynote, Google announced its new design vision that will debut with Android L alongside its other Android-related initiatives, including Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto. The new “Material Design” will also take over Google’s web properties and mobile software as the company tries to offer its customers a cohesive experience across devices and platforms. However, while the new design direction is clearly one of the most important things Google announced on stage during the show, trying to explain it apparently isn’t an easy task for the tech giant. More →

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