smartwatch last week. Samsung had the Galaxy Gear and Qualcomm had the Toq and while each had some good points and bad points, we cannot help but keep looking back towards a recently launched Kickstarter. Or maybe more accurately, the folks at Omate won't let us forget due to the rapid series of updates they have been providing. And with that, the latest Omate Kickstarter update is offering a look at the launcher.
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Google has been a long one. After initially expecting it to debut at Google I/O last month only to be denied any such details, we're all left wondering what they have in store, and when. While Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is the next version we'll see, likely this month, some truly amazing fan UI concepts have us craving that Key Lime Pie.
Apple and iOS 7 news. The folks from Cupertino announced the all-new and completely redesigned iOS 7 for all their iDevices, and much more. If you missed any of it head to our sister site SlashGear for the details. We're already seeing 'Android vs iOS' posts, or 5 things Apple copied from Android, but to be honest we like it, and I welcome the competition.
Play Store a couple of months back. Today we're getting our first look at the all-new redesigned Play Store for the web, and apparently this new look will be coming extremely soon to a web browser near you.
Google has made amazing progress with its mobile operating system and they wowed us with 4.1 Jelly Bean in June. However, Android still isn't even close to where Google wants it to be. Senior Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte even said it himself.
Ice Cream Sandwich OS is up for an award for the overall user experience in Android 4.0 ICS at the Parsons School of Design 2012 UX Awards. The team at AndroidDevelopers put together a neat little video showing off Android 4.0, as well as their inspiration and exploratory design and graphic elements of our favorite mobile OS.
Huawei? Despite being a definite up-and-comer in the Android world (in Europe and Asia, anyway - here they keep getting the shaft) they've left Android alone for the most part. Even on their high-end devices like the Acend P1 S, you'll find an interface that is mostly stock - and with Ice Cream Sandwich, what more do you need? Yes, Huawei is truly an example of what an Android manufacturer should be: a hardware vendor that lets Google's software shine on its own.
Oracle are still knee-deep in battle and their lawyers have their work cut out for them. Lucky for us the lawsuit by Oracle is revealing all sorts of juicy information. From the original "Google Phone" in 2006, to the first ever revenue numbers of Android alone and more. All that and more can be seen below but check out this photo from 2010 revealing Google's initial tablet UI for Android.
Google Docs app for Android just received another hefty update today. Bringing with it tons of changes such as real-time live collaboration for editing, an improved user interface, new layout tools and more. It keeps getting better and better with each update and this real-time update is a big one that many will be happy to see.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A new post on the Android Developers Blog has details about the new Holo UI theme and mentions that it will be a requirement for Android 4.0 devices moving forward.