If you’re into design, especially in regard to android OS design choices, tho one’s for you. The Android team has released a pretty comprehensive video about their design choices with Android 4.4. In it, you’ll see just what makes the UI tick, and gain a lot of insight on how the OS is put together.


Again, this is not for the feint of heart. The team delves into subjects like which colors they used for branding, as well as the icon changes we all knew were coming. Even such finite choices as the opaqueness of buttons when idle and selected are discussed. for the average consumer, probably not so interesting.

For the real geeks out there, this is really amazing content. Understanding the changes will also help us understand how our apps work, or more importantly — should work, moving forward. By understanding the design on a root level, we get a better idea of just what Android is going for, and what they hope to achieve both internally, and in collusion with developers.

From icon dpi to why immersive mode is so important moving forward with Android 4.4, this video has it all. We found it tirelessly entertaining and interesting, so we encourage you to check it out. If nothing else, you’ll understand how to best take advantage of Android 4.4, either for development or day-to-day enjoyment.