Android N's animations are sincerely sublime in slow motion
As if your Android flagship moved with the leisurely pace of a sloth riding a steamroller.While this may be so, those fluid, paper-like animations and the interplay of light are still there, they are still quite majestic, and you will get to see them if you switch around a few options. If you head to the 'Developer settings' menu and change all the Animation, Transition, and Window scale options to the maximum 10x value, you are going to witness a miracle of physics. Your zippy Android flagship starts behaving as if it were high on diazepam, with all those beautiful animations unfolding with the leisurely pace of a sloth riding a steamroller. Don't ask how we found the header picture. Anyway, this is how you can check out their full brilliance in slo-mo and marvel at Google's ingenuity.
This is precisely what GeekCeption did on their YouTube channel. They installed the latest Android N developer preview, pressed the slo-mo buttons, and filmed the result. Feel free to cheek out the goodness in the video embedded below! But before that, we'd love to take an excerpt from the Reddit conversation that genuinely amused us. Redditor 'pastarific' cunningly pointed out Android animations were originally designed to mask the slow menu transitions that less-than-stellar devices outputted at the time. Indeed, turning them off resulted in a total drag of an UI, which makes waxing poetic about how great Android looks in slow motion appear all the more ironic. In his own words, "we have gone full circle." Indeed!