17
Nov
Web

Android.com is totally new. And awesome. And you should go look at it.

You'll be introduced to Android 4.0 and its new features (like you don't already know). You'll get some app recommendations, and be blow away by the web design. There's even a section extolling the virtues of Android development.

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The homepage is especially awesome, the live wallpaper on the phone and tablet is interactive. Everything on the site has nice little swoopy animations and beautiful design. It's just fun to explore.

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"Get Apps" is full of categorized app recommendations . The little "app buckets" animate left and right when you click on the arrows, and the apps jump out of the buckets when you click on them. It's all very nicely animated. A screenshot isn't going to do it justice.

Oh, and be sure to mouse over the little Android guy at the bottom. He'll do all sorts of cool animations, I won't spoil them for you. Just go try it.

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • Jacob

    I am loving the App Collections, some great apps in there!

  • todd

    I am assuming that the font they are using is Roboto, too bad it comes over rendered like crap using Chrome on my XP box.

    • https://plus.google.com/116930094233210246792 Xcom923

      I don't know what that is but it's not roboto.

      • ItsRoboto

        That font is very much Roboto.

  • Dan

    Nice site, but they need to fire their proof reading staff.

    "Stabilized image zoom lets you compose photos and video in the way they want,"

    "After adding the widget to the home screen, you can flick through the photo stacks to locate the image they want, then tap to load it in Gallery."

    "You can now share what's on your screens more easily by taking screenshots. Hardware buttons let them snap a screenshot and store it locally."

    Wait.. what? Is it "You" or "them"? It's not quite Chinglish, but it feels a bit like it. Does Google Translate have a setting for Googlish?

    On a more serious note, can anybody tell me what the heck "Wi-Fi Direct" is? Did they just slap a confusing name on ad-hoc wifi, or is this actually something new?

    • Ron Amadeo

      Oh good, I don't feel so bad about my own typos now.

      http://www.wi-fi.org/Wi-Fi_Direct.php

      • Dan

        So it's an easy, shiny interface on ad-hoc networking, right? I can't figure out if there's a technology change, or just a cool way to make ad-hoc wifi less painful to use.

      • J

        So... Basically... If I'm understanding... As long as wherever I'm at has a wifi card, I can use my phone (or tablet or whatever) to replace those lovely USB drives I've been collecting so I can keep working on my research paper in my dorm, or computer lab between classes, etc...

  • awg_ilyas

    Notice the little Android at the left bottom home page?

    Keep an eye on that little guy. ;)

    • Dan

      Actually made me lol. I'm ashamed.

  • zach

    on the Discover Android page, if you click on the Widgets picture (last on on the list), Rebecca Black Friday youtube video is on there lolz

    • L boogie

      Oh my!! Thought that video was banished but its lurking lol..... The redesign is pretty cool and I'm checking out the apps as I type this

  • Dexter M

    Anyone know where to download that live wallpaper from? (if it even exists..)

  • Calum

    Pity they seem to have forgotten to make their new website not suck on their own mobile browsers...

  • Hal Motley

    Can't wait until ICS is on a Samsung Galaxy S II!

  • Freak4Dell

    I wonder if that UI for the video player will be extended to YouTube for real. It's pretty slick.

    I couldn't adjust the volume, though, so hopefully they fix that before they put it on YouTube.

  • DANIJELA

    :D [[FACEBOOK]]

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