The beauty of Android - 10 gorgeous Android apps with bold colors and sleek presentation

The beauty of Android - 10 gorgeous Android apps with bold colors and sleek presentation
Ahh, the beauty of Android! For the longest time, the world's most popular operating system was maligned for its dark cybernetic looks which resonated more with Tron-loving technological enthusiasts than those preferring the cozy, colorful iOS, or Windows Phone's neatness. However, Android looked progressively nicer, ran more fluidly with each successive version, and reached its design apex in version 5.0 Lollipop. Finally, Google introduced a sleek, distinct and highly conceptual vision of how Android must look as to appease the vast majority of today's smartphone users across all ages.

With an increasing number of developers adopting the Material Design codex, not only have Android apps never looked better, they look uniform too. These days you rarely open one app after another, only to be greeted by wildly different user interfaces in each. With Material Design en vogue, each app keeps its identity, but conforms to the same basic principles. The result is a prettier operating system that's also easier to use, because apps feel familiar in just the right way.

To show you how nice Android has become, we picked 10 apps from the wonderful tumblr "Android Niceties", where enthusiastic users publish screenshots of their favorite apps. Feel free to try any of them out while appreciating their eye-pleasing visuals.

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25 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I don't get it, where is "beauty of Android" in this? Those are pretty standard apps. Beauty of Android lies in customisation.

3. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

IKR? This is OS shaming.

2. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Ok, this is just biased. iOS as a silly. No, that aint right. I can do all that with the million apps the App Store has. Plus they are programmed better.

4. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Yuck!! Uncivilized operating system for the bottom 99 percenter. Not to mention those gimmick apps

5. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Woah, buddy. Easy there. Just think that iOS has better apps. Then we can all gwt along

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Uncivilized what? Android is like a condominium full of facilities, iOS is like a slut place. Android is for everyone. Android makes us be together and not the same. It's Android, for fucks sake. Android keeps you be moved. Android is like no others. Android turns on tomorrow.

9. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Dont make Android the Savior. Its stupid

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nope, it's not. The 8 year old popular well-known widely accepted OS has already proved how strong and great it is. iOS is good, but Android is great. Just saying.

12. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I understand it just preference. Kudos for intellect :D

14. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Android on smartphones is great, iOS on iPhones is very good. iOS on the iPad is great, Android on tablets is very poor.

19. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I agree.

24. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Good looking apps on iOS is the norm where as on Android good looking apps are the exception , the special ones

25. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Android apps also look good. Just not optimized very well. Dont even make a propaganda out of your comments

17. TerryTerius unregistered

you do realize... That the vast majority of people who buy Apple products are part of the unwashed masses you are pretending to look down on right? There aren't any OS' that belong to the elites, and if there were they would die very quickly from the lack of numbers to support it. Keep that in mind. I get that you're trolling, but at least be more effective. Try being witty next time.

22. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Dude, Im not a troll. I respect every OS. My problem is the ignorance of fanboys thinking their OS is God.

23. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

lol dude :)) I lost you at Uncivilized

7. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

These apps are nothing compared to what the App store offers. I don't like iOS, but there is no denial that the quality of Apps in the App store are far more better than the ones in the Play Store. True that developers are paying more attention to Android than before, but as long as sideloading apps is this easy on Android, i don't see it catching up to the quality of apps offered to iOS users.

8. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Its just that many apps are poorly designed even tablets dont get the quality the iPad has. I say Android would be a better phone OS while iOS is a better tab OS. Kudos to you for the intelect

13. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

True that. I only use my Tab S 10.5 for media consumption and a little bit of web browsing and gaming. If i was into downloading apps, i would've definitely ditched it for an iPad long time ago.

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

You guys complain and take potshots at fanboys but still write a thread and name it "That makes iOS look silly." Be consistent ffs.

16. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That's exactly what I've been thinking these past couple weeks. Why moderate and ban fanboys/trolls if you're just going to turn around and encourage that kind of behavior.... Some consistency would be greatly appreciated

20. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Now they changed the title xD

26. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Noticed it just now. PhoneArena learned its lesson

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its really voice down to preference. I am happy with my tab s 8.4 LTE. Its my primary phone and tablet. Now i pair it with Hot Watch, a smart watch that accept call thru simple hand gesture. Works well for me.

21. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Pocket Cast is my most used app. Also possibly my favorite app too.

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