Lollipop, Google’s latest OS iteration has been announced last Wednesday and is already available in preview for developers. Google has made a really new step with Android 5.0 and you can feel it just by checking the set of new features.
- Material Design
- Enhanced notifications
- 3D multitasking
- Direct links to apps from Google searches
- 64-bit CPU support
- Smartwatch as authentication
- Android TV
- Battery efficiency optimisation
- Android Auto
- And more 🙂
Material Design redefines UI.
Among all these features, Material Design is really bringing important changes to Android OS by redefining the goals & concepts of existing UI. Material Design creates a visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design, and rely on the development of a single underlying system allowing a unified experience across platforms and device sizes.
Google has always been, and still, to be in the developers side. The company has therefore created an impressive design guidelines dedicated to Material Design. Developers are then able to get a set of best practices on animation, style, layout, components, patterns, usability & resources.