What is a platform without its apps? Third-party apps have become the life blood of mobile operating systems. They’re the reason why iOS and Android have absolutely dominated the competition, and the reason why BlackBerry and Windows Phone can’t catch up. In case you haven’t noticed, 2013 is the year of good Android app design. ... Read More »
The design process of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was no joke. “How can it be a meaningful life companion?” “It understands me… it’s aware of me… It knows what I’m trying to do…” “How can we change people’s lives for the better?” These are the thoughts of Samsung’s smartphone designers.
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Apparently, the Nexus 4 wasn’t the incredibly well-designed super handset Matias Duarte and company would have had you believe. At least, it wasn’t good enough to just leave alone. Several sites around the web are reporting today that the Nexus 4 has seen some small design changes in the latest run of devices. Nothing too ... Read More »
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Something has been really bothering me lately. You know those nights, when you’re trying to fall asleep, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t get comfortable? That’s the relationship I have with my phone, a Nexus 4. No matter what I do, I feel like I can’t settle in with it. Because size ... Read More »
Google took the redesign of Android very seriously when they first launched Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Going as far as creating a custom font for use throughout the OS, named Roboto. Outside of Android, Roboto rarely makes an appearance in Google products, but it looks like that’s about to change.
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Samsung has become synonymous with Android. They’ve been incredibly successful with the little green robot, pushing massive quantities of devices as soon as they hit shelves. Today, Samsung has been kind enough to share some numbers on just how many Galaxy S IIIs have been sold in the first five months of their existence: 30 ... Read More »
A truly great smartphone experience comes down to the marriage of software and hardware; how the two come together to form a conjoined experience. It’s about more than just using high-quality components. Design finally matters in a smartphone. And either Google doesn’t care, or they have it all wrong.
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Throughout all the hubbub of HTC’s introduction of their “One” series of devices, the Taiwan-based company has been relentlessly praised for two things: finally simplifying their product line and the bold design each One device features. The HTC One X sports a svelte modern plastic design while still maintaining a very high-end feel, and the ... Read More »
I have a love-hate relationship with Android 4.0 and the Holo theme used throughout the UI. It’s definitely a step in the right direction, but there’s still a few design choices I’ve never liked about Android that haven’t changed. They can be found in all of the Google developed apps for Android 4.0 except one. ... Read More »
Despite the platforms present, past or doomed future, there’s no denying how gorgeous webOS is. Since first introduced in 2009, webOS has been praised time and time again for how intuitive, slick and well designed the OS is. And not only webOS, but the hardware it ran on. The Palm Pre. Quality wise, the hardware ... Read More »