Now that you have a new icon pack to consider, wouldn’t it be great if someone gave you a wallpaper pack to go with it? Oh, well, would you look at that. Here’s one!
This pack is called Plastexo, and it is indeed hot. It’s very minimal and flat, with some Material Design influence, but you get quite a wide range of options in it that aren’t just MD abstracts. There are 110 or so 3200×2560 wallpapers that include a variety of landscapes, Lollipop classics, and even some ultra minimal hex art.
The pack is entirely free, includes Muzei support, and is one of the most well-designed apps I have used in a while. (more…)
Every now and then, depending on what apps and games you use, you likely see fullscreen advertisements inside an application from time to time. Usually, they look really bad, and can sometimes be annoying. That’s just the nature of ads. However, thanks to Material Design, apps that use fullscreen ads from the AdMob Network (which is quite a few), should see a big makeover. (more…)
The Google Adsense application for Android just got its big update to Material Design. The app is now as “fresh” as can be with new logo and move away from the days of Jelly Bean hamburger menus.
Outside of the new look (which can be seen below), Google also added custom date ranges, a bunch of new reports, new metrics, and translations for Hindi and Malay.
For those grabbing pennies on the daily with Adsense, be sure to update. (more…)
Oh boy, Hangouts 4.0 is official and rolling out today on Android. Google decided that Monday morning would be a great time to announce the big news and we couldn’t agree more.
The update introduces Material Design to the app, makes it simpler with a FAB compose button, allows you to attach pictures and stickers and fun things easier, and should be faster all around. (more…)
Link Bubble and TapPath, two creations from Action Launcher developer Chris Lacy, have a new owner as of today. Lacy announced the news via his own blog The Blerg, stating that in order for each to succeed (Link Bubble in particular), they will need a “lot more resources and know-how” than his “indie company” possesses. The new owner was not named, but is some sort of a US-based startup that is “in stealth mode” at the moment. Lacy mentioned that when they announce the news “on their own schedule,” this is something to get excited about, especially if you are a Link Bubble user.
To celebrate the occasion, Link Bubble is receiving its biggest update ever with a material design overhaul, colored toolbars, custom domain redirects, translations for a handful of languages, and a bunch of bug fixes. The update is now live. (more…)
An update is rolling out for Plex over on Google Play, bringing tons of Material Design upgrades inside. Once you start it up, the overall UI will look and operate a bit smoother, including upgraded media preview screens. (more…)
A new theme based off Material Design is available this morning to users of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The theme can be applied directly from the Themes Store or your Samsung device, and if you are a fan of Lollipop and vanilla Android in general, this theme should excite you. Most traces of the TouchWiz coloring have been wiped out, being replaced by more subtle, neutral tones. And frankly, this makes us happy. (more…)