Android

Android’s Change of Heart: Google Adds Bottom Navigation to Material Design Guidelines

Despite Google’s history of advising against bottom navigation, they recently added it to their material design guidelines as a primary navigation pattern.

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Semper Fi Project Fi?

We examine whether Google’s Project Fi is ready to be used as a serious carrier replacement.

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The Android Experiment, Part 5: Google Now, Default Apps, Photos and the Android App Launcher

Part five in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android reviews Google Now, default apps, photos and the Android App Launcher.

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The Android Experiment, Part 4: Music, Hangouts, Multitasking and Widgets

Part four in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android looks at music, Hangouts, multitasking and widgets.

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The Android Experiment, Part 3: Speech-to-Text, Calendars, Typing and Sounds

Part three in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android reviews speech-to-text, calendar issues, typing and device sounds.

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The Android Experiment, Part 2: Hardware, Messaging, Apps and Notifications

Part two in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android focuses on the device capabilities of the HTC First, text messaging, a few missing Android apps and notifications.

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The Android Experiment, Part 1: An Introduction

The first installment of a six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android from the perspective of a mobile app designer. Part one is an introduction to what inspired Mercury art director, Jessi Juart to switch to Android and her mission to choose the right Android phone for her experiment.

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