Android Material Design Animations

These beautiful animations show the best is yet to come for Android’s Material Design

By on December 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

These beautiful animations show the best is yet to come for Android’s Material Design

Material Design has brought a fresh and exciting new look to Android and it’s one that developers so far have shown enthusiasm for as it will help them make beautiful new applications. The app design experts at Five — who make mobile apps for third-party clients such as Microsoft, T-Mobile and MTV — have posted some experimental Material Design animations they’ve been working on that show just how much potential Google’s new design language really has. More →

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Google iOS Material Design

iPhone users can search in style with Google’s gorgeous new Material Design update

By on December 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

iPhone users can search in style with Google’s gorgeous new Material Design update

Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its apps with the highly anticipated Material Design interface that Android fans have been waiting for. Interestingly, iOS users are receiving the updates as well, which is the case again this week after the latest update for the official Google app on iPhone and iPad. More →

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NPR Android 5.0 Lollipop Review

NPR: Android 5.0 Lollipop will change the way we use smartphones

By on November 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

NPR: Android 5.0 Lollipop will change the way we use smartphones

Over the next few months, Android 5.0 Lollipop will begin rolling out to all of the latest flagship devices, including the LG G3, HTC One (M8), Xperia Z3 and all of the most recent Galaxy phones and phablets.

Unless you own a Nexus device or a Moto X, you probably haven’t had a chance to try Lollipop yourself, so how have Android users been responding to the most substantial visual overhaul in the history of the mobile operating system? More →

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Google Maps Material Design Update Announced

Google just announced a major new Google Maps redesign – here are the 3 best new features

By on November 5, 2014 at 1:21 PM.

Google just announced a major new Google Maps redesign – here are the 3 best new features

Now this is the key Google app that we’ve been waiting to get a Material Design upgrade. Google on Wednesday took the wraps off its latest update to Google Maps that will prominently feature Material Design, the gorgeous new design language used in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new update, which Google says will be rolling out over the next few days, doesn’t just look pretty — it also adds several key features that will make Google Maps more useful than ever. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Features Video

Want to get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop? Here’s the one video you need to watch

By on October 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM.

Want to get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop? Here’s the one video you need to watch

While Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally official, that doesn’t mean it’s available for Nexus devices yet. The company has recently released an updated preview version of Lollipop for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7, with the final version set to hit all Nexus devices at some point in the following month. Meanwhile, Android fans looking forward to seeing Lollipop on their devices, but who aren’t familiar with the major and minor changes Android 5.0 brings, should check Marques Brownlee’s features review video. More →

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SwiftKey Material Design Keyboard Themes

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

It’s an exciting time to be an Android user, but the latest update isn’t available for your phone quite yet. In fact, most smartphones won’t be receiving Android 5.0 for at least another few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to experience some of what Material Design has to offer. SwiftKey revealed on Thursday two new Material Design themes for its keyboard app, both of which are available right now. More →

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Android L Material Design Features

Fantastic video tells you everything you need to know about Android L’s beautiful new design

By on August 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Fantastic video tells you everything you need to know about Android L’s beautiful new design

One of the main features of Google’s upcoming Android L operating system update is its design – called Material Design – a new set of design rules that’s supposed to govern the future of Android, but also Google’s web services across platforms, and future apps. In fact, Google is pushing Material Design, encouraging app developers to use this new design “language” in their creations, hoping that its latest design endeavor will further improve the overall users experience when using such services or apps. More →

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Google Drive Material Design Update

Google’s Material Design is about to change the way we look at the worldwide web

By on July 30, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Google’s Material Design is about to change the way we look at the worldwide web

Android L’s Material Design is not reserved only to the Android operating system or Google’s mobile apps, as the company wants to use the same design principles it formally unveiled at its I/O developers conference this year across the web. Furthermore, the company wants app developers to include the same Material Design elements in their own apps, and Google has so far showed what Material Design apps are supposed to look like. To further showcase Material Design, this time on a functional web page rather than by providing just concept images, Google has updated its Google Drive home pages (for Docs, Sheets and Slides) to Material Design. More →

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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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