7 comments

  • Axel ValdezAxel Valdez, almost 9 years ago

    It bothers me that somebody goes and talks his mind on a subject without thinking about it —even for a minute— first.

    The author of the article confuses Android icon design guidelines with Google branding guidelines, two completely different and unrelated things, even if they come from the same company.

    He's surprised by a "new direction" that has been there for a long, long time.

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    • Luke ChesserLuke Chesser, almost 9 years ago

      Yes I agree with you, but he does have a point that they then need to then unify their Android icon design guidelines with the overall direction of the platform.

      The two styles are polar opposites of each other. It's as if Apple said 'We're gonna do the whole rounded rectangle things; 3rd party developers, you can use triangles."

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      • Account deleted almost 9 years ago

        Google always wanted to differentiate themselves from Android. A Samsung phone is running on Android but it's branded by Samsung. Other manufacturers are running on stock Android and they have the AOSP styles linked here. Google doesn't want to push their brand on all of those random devices. I think that's also why they want to keep them separate.

        More: http://gizmodo.com/5986229/google-has-killed-android-the-brand

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  • Matthaeus KrennMatthaeus Krenn, almost 9 years ago

    The level with which news are being made up here is pretty awesome.

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  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 9 years ago

    google is a brand. android is a platform. no reason to expect consistency.

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  • Alex Griendling, almost 9 years ago

    Clarification: This is not a new direction for Android or Google. Android is simply reiterating the style guide they've always had. I'm just posting this because it's interesting to see the two approaches side by side.

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