icons Stories April 4, 2016

Google Play has seen its share of design refreshes since its launch four years ago, but starting today all Play apps will be getting a new, more consistent look. The bright colors share the same design as this year’s Google I/O teaser page and might possibly hint at what design language the company is moving to.

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icons Stories February 17, 2016

Update: A new hands-on video shows the $4 iPhone clone in all its glory (embedded below).

We told you earlier today about the insane $4 Freedom 251 phone, and now at least one publication has managed to get their hands on the device. Initial impressions aren’t great, and it looks like this phone — unsurprisingly — is just a mess of copyright infringement. Not unlike many other low-end offerings from dozens of overseas manufacturers, the phone pulls a lot of “inspiration” from the Cupertino company’s smashing successes…

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

icons Stories October 2, 2015

Nova Launcher’s ‘normalize icons’ feature comes to the public build in version 4.1.0

We told you about Nova Launcher’s new icon normalization features when they came to the beta build of the app a couple of weeks ago. If you’re not a fan of running potentially buggy beta software on your daily driver, though, you might be glad to hear that this feature — along with plenty of others in the latest version — has now made it to the public build in version 4.1.0…

icons Stories April 14, 2014

A new rumor originating from AndroidPolice that seems to have some pretty solid evidence backing it up shows that Google might be working a slick new redesign for Android’s stock icons. The site posted the image above showing what appears to be redesigned icons for most of the core preloaded Android apps including Play Music, Books, Movies, and Games, alongside Google+, Calendar, People, Chrome, YouTube, Maps, Gmail, Hangouts, Camera, and the Play Store. As noted in the report, the icons to seem to more closely resemble the icons Google uses on the web for these services, which would make sense if Google aims to have a familiar look and feel across devices. expand full story

icons Stories June 13, 2013

iOS 7 icons and parallax functionality already on Android with easy mods

Some iOS users might not be too happy about the big design changes in iOS 7, but Android users are already finding ways to get a few of the new features on their non-Apple phones. The image above shows a set of icons created by one Android user to mimic the new home screen icons on iOS 7 (via Cnet). Android users can grab the icons through a download on Dropbox and use Nova Launcher or other home screen replacement apps.

Android users can grab the icons through a download on Dropbox and use Nova Launcher or other home screen replacement apps to get Apple’s controversial new look on their Android device now.

That new 3D parallax effect Apple showed off for iOS 7? Android users have also found a way to get a similar 3D effect, as pointed out by AndroidCommunity in the video below:

The 3D Image Live Wallpaper seen in the video above has been on Google Play since November, but you’ll have to judge for yourself to see if it compares to the new parallax feature in iOS 7.

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