The roll-out of Google’s Material Design and the Android 5.0 Lollipop (Android L)

Google’s Material Design: An In-Depth Look | Mashable [Mashable  YouTube channel, Nov 3, 2014]: Material design is in part Google’s attempt to instill the benefits of having a similar set of first principles in the Android world.

Official Material Google Keyboard Download and Review [Qbking77 (Tim Schofield) YouTube channel, Nov 12, 2014]: Here is the official Google Keyboard update that brings material design to the keyboard! This APK below is signed by Google, so it is official. You do not need to be on 5.0 Lollipop to install this! Let me know if you’re using this keyboard or not. Download:

RemarksGet Google’s New Material Design Apps, Even If You Don’t Have Lollipop [Lifehacker, Nov 10, 2014]

Google Maps, Calendar, and Gmail are all getting big updates, and you can check them out now through these leaked APKs. The best part is that you don’t need Lollipop to download them. Gmail requires 4.0, Calendar requires 4.0.3, and to grab Maps you’ll need 4.3. From your device, click the download button on each page. When the download is complete you’ll be automatically prompted to install the updates with just a couple of taps.
Calendar 5.0-1554015 | via Android Police
Gmail 5.0 (1556543) | via Android Police
Maps 9.0.0 (Android 4.3+) | via Android Police

 Wednesday Android Update – Belated “Material Design All The Things” Edition! (UPDATED! x3) [Lifehacker, Oct 30, 2014]

… Google Play Movies, Google Play Games, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Wallet,Google+ and Camera all got updated to Material Design. All of them. That only leaves a handful of stragglers who haven’t been updated to Material Design, as far as Google apps go. … End of Remarks

The Gmail app for Android [Google YouTube channel, Nov 4, 2014]: The Gmail app for Android now has a more modern style, sleeker transitions, and a few other handy improvements.

The Apps Show Asks – What is Material Design? [Google for Work YouTube channel, Nov 6, 2014]: If you’ve heard of Material Design, the new Google design standard, you may have wondered how it’ll affect you as a user. Check out this interview with Lucas Pettinati, head of user experience research, for a quick overview.

The new Google Calendar app for Android [Google YouTube channel, Nov 3, 2014]: We’re introducing a brand new Google Calendar app. It’s designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it. Learn more at

The Inbox that works for you [Google YouTube channel, Oct 22, 2014]: We’re introducing something new. It’s called Inbox. Years in the making, Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, built to fit your life. Come try it with us.

DevBytes: What’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop [Google Developers YouTube channel, Oct 17, 2014] ⇒ see also the official Android – 5.0 Lollipop version page of Oct 14, 2014 as well as the Material Design site of the Android Developers from Google

Ankur Kotwal introduces the developer highlights of Android 5.0 Lollipop in this DevByte. These are as follows:

00:14 Material Design –
00:54 Enhanced Notifications –
01:56 WebView updates
02:22 Project Volta –
03:03 Android Runtime (ART) –…
03:21 64-bit support –
03:49 Concurrent documents on Overview
04:15 Android Work –
04:36 Advanced camera capabilities –
05:05 Game development –
05:45 Connectivity –
06:24 What’s next –…

… I look forward to seeing your beautiful material design apps on screens everywhere. END

Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Moto X 2nd Generation!! [Qbking77 (Tim Schofield) YouTube channel, Nov 8, 2014]: Wow. Motorola has released Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Moto X 2nd Generation. Nexus 5 owners are still waiting for the official release. Let me know what you think!

Google Maps Material Design Review and Download! [Qbking77 (Tim Schofield) YouTube channel, Nov 5, 2014]: Continuing with the roll out of Google Apps and Android 5.0 Lollipop’s material design, Google maps has been released! The new Google Maps Material design brings an entirely new look to one of my favorite Google apps.

Material design [Google Developers YouTube channel, June 5, 2014]: Design is the art of considered creation. Our goal is to satisfy the diverse spectrum of human needs. As those needs evolve, so too must our designs, practices, and philosophies. We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.

A material metaphor is the unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion. Our material is grounded in tactile reality, inspired by our study of paper and ink, yet open to imagination and magic.

This is material design.

(Music: “Fa Fa Fa” by Datarock)

DesignBytes: Intro To Material Design [Google Developers YouTube channel, Sept 12, 2014]: These days, UI designers need to be thinking about phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smartwatches, and beyond. In this DesignByte we talk about how Google designers have been working on making cross-platform and multi-screen design easier. We wanted to build a design system that felt at home on every screen, from the smallest watch to the largest TV.

How Google designed Android L [The Verge YouTube channel, June 27, 2014]: Google has a new metaphor for how design works across all of its properties, including Android L, Chrome OS, and the web. It’s based on a fictitious material and it’s going to make everything the company produces more coherent and easier to use.

FORM SF 2014: Fireside Chat Highlights  [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 5, 2014]: FORM kicked off to a fireside chat about design and technology between Matias Duarte, VP of Design at Google, and Joshua Topolsky, Bloomberg Media’s Chief Digital Content Officer. In this highlights clip, catch some of the primary discussion points from the conference opener.

FORM — Conversations about design & technology hosted by Google Nov 4+5, 2014


FORM is intended to be a wide-angle examination of the intersection between design and technology. We are bringing together design thinkers and practitioners to have meaningful conversations over a day and a half of panels, talks, workshops and networking. The event is invite-only.
Designers from

2×4, 30 weeks,, Avocado, Branch, Facebook, Framer, General Assembly, Invision, Matter, Medium, Pinterest, Pitchfork, Pixate, Relative Wave, Sound United, Storehouse, The New York Times, Uber.


Tue Nov 4
9:30 Fireside Chat with Matias Duarte & Joshua Topolsky
[full video on Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 6, 2014]
10:15 Panel: Visual Storytelling
11:30 Talk: A Cube, a Satellite and Glass
1:15 Panel: Design Education [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 11, 2014]
2:00 Panel: Talent & Hiring [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 11, 2014]
3:15 Panel: Design Tooling [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 11, 2014]
4:00 Workshop: Science Fiction & Design
4:00 Workshop: Wearables Design
4:00 Workshop: Futurecraft
Wed Nov 4+5
9:15 Talk: Innovation & Invention [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 11, 2014]
10:15 Panel: Atoms & Bits [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 11, 2014]
11:15 Panel: Startup Design [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 11, 2014]
12:00 Closing Remarks [Google Developers YouTube channel, Nov 11, 2014]

About Nacsa Sándor

Lazure Kft. • infokommunikációs felhő szakértés • high-tech marketing • elérhetőség: Okleveles villamos és automatizálási mérnök (1971) Munkahelyek: Microsoft, EMC, Compaq és Digital veterán. Korábban magyar cégek (GDS Szoftver, Computrend, SzáMOK, OLAJTERV). Jelenleg Lazure Kft. Amire szakmailag büszke vagyok (időrendben visszafelé): – Microsoft .NET 1.0 … .NET 3.5 és Visual Studio Team System bevezetések Magyarországon (2000 — 2008) – Digital Alpha technológia vezető adatközponti és vállalati szerver platformmá tétele (másokkal együttes csapat tagjaként) Magyarországon (1993 — 1998) – Koncepcionális modellezés (ma használatos elnevezéssel: domain-driven design) az objektum-orientált programozással kombinált módon (1985 — 1993) – Poszt-graduális képzés a miniszámítógépes szoftverfejlesztés, konkurrens (párhuzamos) programozás és más témákban (1973 — 1984) Az utóbbi időben általam művelt területek: ld. (Experiencing the Cloud) – Predictive strategies based on the cyclical nature of the ICT development (also based on my previous findings during the period of 1978 — 1990) – User Experience Design for the Cloud – Marketing Communications based on the Cloud
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