Google makes Material Design checklist for developers

Google's newest Android version – 5.0 Lollipop – is about to roll out soon and present to the world the new look of Android – the Material Design UI. It is a major overhaul of the system's look that works towards flattening the interface, while using colors, animations, and shadows in order to help the user perceive the different active areas in an app.

Google, of course, wants the look of its operating system to be unified between apps – even if they are developed by 3rd parties – so it has now released a checklist for developers who want to give their programs the Material Design facelift.

The list (link in source) aims to convey the philosophy behind the new UI in around 35 points. They are short and to the point, so a bit dry to read, but if you are interested in Google's approach to the new look – this info comes straight from the horse's mouth.

Android Lollipop will start rolling out to Nexus devices as soon as November 3rd. Other manufacturers' estimates of when their devices will get an update to Androdi 5.0 vary between "a few weeks" and up to "90 days" after Google releases the OS officially. Check here and here for information on devices that we know will be getting the update.

source: Google via Mobilesyrup

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