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[Update: More Actions] Google Assistant tests a more compact UI for setting reminders

While Google hasn't officially revealed the Pixel 4 series, we know pretty much everything about the upcoming devices. Several leaks have surfaced over the past month, revealing most of the new hardware and software features. Among these is the new Google Assistant app that the company showcased at Google I/O earlier this year. The new...

“Complete One UI Project” is a Substratum overlay pack to fix annoyances in Samsung’s Android Pie software

Samsung's One UI brings together several refinements, as well as Android Pie, to the custom UX present on Samsung devices. As a successor to Touchwiz and Samsung Experience, One UI brought features like improved usage with one-hand, a system wide dark theme and more, most of which we largely appreciated in our review for the...

Material Theme redesign teased for Gmail, Google Photos, and more

Material Design is undergoing a lot of changes with the release of Android P, and Google wants to show off some of it. Adam Grabowski and Nicolo Bianchino have worked together to create a video for the Google Material Design team. It showcases some of the new and upcoming changes that we can expect to...

Google is testing a centered shelf on Chromebooks

Google appears to be testing a centered shelf on Chromebooks, a new Chrome flag has shown. Initially reported by Chrome Story, the shelf moves applications to the center of the screen spanning outwards. It would appear to be a UI optimized primarily for tablets or detachable Chromebooks such as the HP Chromebook X2 or the unidentified...

Official Twitter app for Android adds a new bottom navigation bar

Twitter's Android app has always offered a navigation bar for switching between the Feed, Search, Notifications, and Direct Messages. Traditionally, like almost every other app, it was placed at the top of the screen. But, after Google introduced a bottom navigation bar in Material Design guidelines, many apps have switched. Today, Twitter joined the party,...

Enable Google Chrome’s new design with one Chrome flag

The Google Chrome browser is open source, so we can track progress on its development quite easily. We've seen how Chrome is getting more optimized for touchscreen devices like the HP Chromebook X2 and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, how a major Material Design revamp is underway, and how Chrome OS is receiving Android P-esque user interface changes. We cover the most interesting new Chrome flags that we discover, but it can be annoying having...

Material Notification Shade Adds Customization Options to your Notification Shade

Material Notification Shade is an application that uses gesture-detection to overlay the generic notification shade with a more configurable one. This app doesn't actually override any parts of the original notification shade implementation so the original is still there—just hidden underneath this app. The application utilizes a notification listener service which lets the app intercept existing...

[APKS AVAILABLE] Samsung’s TouchWiz Replacement Detailed on Video, Will Likely Arrive with Note 7

Samsung's TouchWiz UI has slowly been transforming itself over the years, progressively pleasing more and more enthusiasts by trailing away from the bloat and clutter it was so infamous for. While there are still improvements to be made, new details show big changes might be coming. With their upcoming "Grace UX", Samsung is seemingly putting forth...

Physical Versus Virtual Buttons — it’s More than Just Placement

The beginning of the trend Up until late 2011, hardware buttons were the widely-accepted norm for buttons on a handheld device, with Android’s hardware partners taking advantage of the free rein given to them, going on to flirt with a variety of functions, icons and positions in a somewhat-wayward manner. In November that year, Google took...

Material Misconceptions: What Developers Get Wrong in Material Design

Google's annual I/O conference has always been a field day for developers, but I/O 2014 brought what was perhaps one of the most groundbreaking revelations in the history of mobile design. As Matias Duarte, Google's VP of Design took to the stage, the screens behind him rippled and revealed the beauty that was Google's foray into a...

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even...

Learn to Edit Graphics for your Development Work

The importance of good and appropriate graphics for your development work is undeniable. Be it an app, a ROM, a tool, or a mod; you'll probably want to invest a good amount of time and effort into such factors because if the 'icon' sucks, the potential user may infer the same for your work. However,...