user interface

Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 2: The Recovery

In Part 1, we took a look at how some iOS 8 features looked nice and perhaps were even better than their Android counterparts. But being Android Community, we will not be content to let it end there. In this part, we will try to find ways to have those features, or at least a semblance of those, on Android. The good news is that it is all perfectly possible, given a few caveats, of course. And that's all thanks to Android's nature of openness and reusability.

Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 1: The Showdown

We all love Android here, right? Right? But let's face it. Even if we have a soft spot for the little green guy, we could be considered blind fools if we believed that Android were 100% perfect. A minor nitpick here, a pet peeve there, Android doesn't have all the answers. Sometimes, it gets the answers wrong. And sometimes, the ones with the right answers are its competitors. Here we take another look at the eternal rivalry between Android and iOS, but with a slightly different twist. This time we try to see some of the things that iOS, particularly iOS 8, may have gotten right.

Holofication Nation mods teach popular apps how to look nice

Android might have the lion's share of the mobile device market but it is not without its fair share of warts. While Google has released design guidelines to help developers create beautiful apps, Google Play Store is plagued with inconsistent, unusable, and sometimes downright ugly apps. This is a situation that the Holofication Nation aims to rectify.

Facebook announcing their own flavor of Android

Last night Facebook sent out invites for an upcoming event focused all on Android, and it has the rumors a swirling this afternoon. We're hearing their own Facebook phone, a home screen replacement full of News Feeds and all sorts of craziness. One in particular from the New York Times seems to be logical, but anything is possible.

Netflix bringing new UI to Android phones

Netflix has been a powerhouse movie-streaming service for a while now, and its mobile apps have served as vital tools for watching movies and TV shows while on the go. However, Netflix's mobile interface really isn't anything to write home about, but it looks like that might change.

LG shows off new Optimus UI 3.0

LG is showing off the new Optimus UI 3.0 user interface that will be introduced later this month on the Optimus LTE2 and the new quad core Optimus 4X HD smartphones. The new user interface promises to allow users to take notes quickly with a feature called Quick Memo and be easier to unlock. The user interface also brings smart camera features.

Updated Chrome OS looks a lot like Windows

Let's step back from Android for a moment and take a look at Google's other OS. With no major updates since the Chromebooks launched last year, Chrome OS (the x86 self-contained Linux OS based on the desktop Chrome browser) is looking like the red-headed stepchild of the Google family. But it's finally getting some long-overdue love with the unveiling of a new "Aura" window manager and user interface. Those of you who use a certain Redmond product may notice a few... fleeting similarities.

Motorola’s 4.0 ICS launcher leaked, try it now

Now I know the first thing many of you might be thinking is why would we want this. Most people tend to steer away from Motorola's user interface changes previously known as BLUR. Well, with the latest Gingerbread builds on the DROID 4, and some of what we've seen from Moto's 4.0 leaks has been promising and I'm sure some wouldn't mind giving them a try on their own phone.
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