The Play Store is soon getting a whole new look, and I’m really digging it. In a photo showing the evolution of the Play Store (or Android Market, as it was known in the early years) and how far the app has come, we can see how it’ll look come next major update. And of course, there ... Read More »
You might remember that Google included a dark theme with the first Android M developer preview, which was a really nice touch for those who are tired of the painfully bright white material interface. But it didn’t make it to the next preview, and it won’t ... Read More »
With the switch to Lollipop and Material Design, Android suddenly became whitewashed. All the menus were light-colored and bright, something a lot of people didn’t appreciate. I’m one of them, and I still haven’t really grown to like the white menus used in Lollipop (and TouchWiz for the last year). Read More »
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There have been an extraordinary amount of rumors and leaks over the last several months related to how Android and several key Google apps will look and work. We’ve heard rumors that Google will completely change the Android homescreen and multitasking experience, and seen leaked versions of Gmail and Google calendar that go ... Read More »
Despite countless new services coming out, Instagram remains popular and widely used. I myself have gone back to using Instagram. It’s a strangely compelling service. However, with the latest update, it has gotten significantly better. Though this update doesn’t add any new features, it’s still awesome.
This update redesigns the user interface. Instead ... Read More »
One of Android’s biggest downfalls is the occasional lag throughout the UI. I’ve been using Android on and off (more on than off) since the release of the G1, and there’s no denying the lag exists. It has gotten better over the years, but nonetheless, it always seems to pop up when you least expect ... Read More »
Later today, Dan Lyons of The Daily Beast will host a live 30 minute conversation with Matias Duarte, the computer-interface designer and user-experience lead for Android. If you’re lucky, you can catch the interview live at 4:30 PM ET on The Daily Beast’s Google+ page, but only 9 people can ... Read More »
When it comes to home screen replacements, there are very few I’ll actually pay any attention to. ADW has always been great, and the continued support the replacement gets keeps it fresh. GO Launcher EX is my favorite home screen replacement. There’s a certain level of polish the GO team adheres to, and it really ... Read More »
Android bare bones OS might do better targeting the least common denominator. No smartphone user interface is too dumb.