Google Pushes Android Devs To Make Prettier Apps
Google today announced a new developer web site aimed at helping Android developers design apps that look better and are easier to use. The Android Design program includes advice on everything from general design principles like "pictures are faster than words" to specific measurements to use for button size and spacing. The guidelines are optional.
Google Adjusts Google Now Cards and Search
Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company's new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week.
Instagram Redesigns Mobile Apps
Instagram today revealed a new look for its Android and iOS mobile apps. The updated appearance includes new app icons for the main Instagram app, as well as Instagram's ancillary apps, Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
Android Wear to Gain Android 8 Oreo Notification Dots
Google today updated the Android Wear SDK for developers and revealed several new features that are headed to its smartwatch platform later this year. Primarily, Android Wear will add a notification indicator to all watch faces.
Android O Adopts New Emoji Design
Android O replaces the squishy emoji blobs that have long been a part of Google's stock operating system with more traditional, circular emoji. Many of Google's handset partners include their own emoji on Android phones, but the clean version of Android that runs on Pixel and Nexus devices includes the blob-style emoji.
That's interesting...I don't have any of these problems with my iPhone.
Hope you enjoy that lack of 4g & the 3.5 inch screen. Android apps are getting better and better all the time.
Enjoying that underclocked processor? How about that single channeled RAM? And MAN is that 3.5" screen something amazing huh!? Man if only you can add external storage...oh wait...yo...