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The most beautiful Android apps available today, as picked by Google

May 29th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
Best Android Material Design Apps

Last year Google made a big push to improve the overall look of its mobile platform thanks to the addition of Material Design, a slick new design language that added terrific animations and other features to Android. Via 9to5Google, it seems that Google’s Material Design team has recognized 18 different mobile apps for having “best-in-class” designs that take advantage of the new tools Google developed with Android 5.0 Lollipop. We’ll go through them one-by-one below.

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B&H Photo, Video, Pro Audio

Price: Free

Google recognized shopping app B&H with a Material Design Award for Immersive Imagery. Check it out for yourself here.

The New York Times

Price: Free

Google recognized The New York Times’ app for its elegant typography. Download it here.


Price: Free

Google gave Pocket, a read-it-later news app, recognition for its impressive adaptive layouts. Download it here.

Pocket Casts

Price: $3.99

Google recognized podcast aggregation app Pocket Casts for its seamless browsing experience. Buy it here.


Price: Free

Google recognized Tumblr for having “delightful animation.” Download it here.

Weather Timeline

Price: $0.99

Google recognized Weather Timeline for its “crafted simplicity.” Buy it here.

The following apps were also recognized for having best-in-class design by Google:

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