Google Reveals New Website Dedicated to Solidifying Android Design Standards

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    It looks like Google is listening to the community about pushing a standardized design practice for the look and feel of the Android OS. They just launched a new website dedicated to solidifying aesthetic design standards for Android. It's called, simply enough, Android Design, and doesn't force anyone to adhere to a specific look, *cough* Apple *cough*, but it does create a recommended guidelines that will help budding developers differentiate their apps on the Android OS from looking like rehashed iOS apps. It's basically just a site full of utilities, hints and suggestions to help developers follow a pattern that helps Android OS look more like they fit in with the new Ice Cream Sandwich design elements.

    It's nice to see Google working toward a cohesive vision that is still open to creativity. Check out the site and share your thoughts in the thread.

    Source: Google - Android Design
     
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    In this case, I wish they WOULD go the way of Apple and force developers to at least use a consistent GUI (look and feel, as well as operational).

    A big part of a decent UI is consistency.

    For example, imagine how confusing Windows would be if each and every app had it's own version of a "Maximize" button, and all in different spots.
     
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    mini-Galaxy Nexus?
     
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    Haha, nah, Nexus S running 4.0.