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Will Verduzco · Jun 24, 2014

Snapshots of Android “L” Found in Chromium Issue Tracker

Google I/O 2014 is a mere 35 hours away, and many of us are hoping for the release of the next major version of Android, thus far only known as "L." Whether or not Android "L" makes its appearance at I/O, we already know quite a bit about it. At this point, we have a few relatively concrete details about the upcoming Android "L" release. We know that Dalvik will soon be shown the door in favor of ART, and we know that...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jun 17, 2014

Learn How to Transform Your App into a Quantum Paper-Like Project

As you may already be aware, rumor has it that Google is planning to redefine the overall UI look and feel in Android. Not too long ago, we talked about Quantum Paper, the rumored unified UI that may define Google products across all platforms. These changes may be unveiled very soon, as Google is gearing up for its I/O event next week. If you are eager to achieve a similar effect to this rumored UI paradigm in your application, there are ways to make your own apps more Quantum...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 15, 2014

Tinted and Translucent Status and Navigation Bars in Any App

A few days ago, we talked about the rumored future of Android's UI. Dubbed "Quantum Paper," this initiative aims to deliver a much more consistent user experience across all Google products when accessed through Android, the Web, and even iOS. One of the expected UI tweaks that we may see if and when Quantum Paper comes to fruition is the widespread use of tinted and translucent status bars. This, along with app-specific action bar colors, will lead to a highly unified user...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 11, 2014

“Quantum Paper” to Bring a Simpler and More Cohesive UI to Google Products?

Google has made tremendous strides in improving both the quality and consistency of Android's user interface. Much of this drive began when the former webOS designer Matias Duarte was hired as Director of Android User Experience. We saw the first faint traces of his handiwork in Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Android 3.0 Honeycomb being the first release to fully showcase his trademark design sense. Despite all of the advancements that have been made in making Android itself more unified, the OS still feels...

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