We don’t know how many of you out there have the Android M preview installed, but if you do, this could be our first public taste of what Google Now On Tap will do for us once Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes around. This is all wrapped inside an update to the Google app, version 5.3 for Android 4.4 or above.
You will need developer preview 3 to get Now on Tap to not crash on start and even then, you will have to deal with the developer previews being developer previews. Bug reports ahoy! But all you have to do to get more info on what’s on-screen is to hold the home [...]
From cruise control to do-it-yourself, the amount of control users can have over Android Back in late 2013, we covered an extensive range of Android launchers for the different people who might have wanted something a little different from their phone’s native skin. Hell, even before then, we were all up in Launcher Wars. This was back when Android 2.2 Froyo was out and HTC’s Sense UI was drool-worthy.
Obviously, Android’s facade had a good helping of TLC over the past few years. And while OEMs trend toward cleaner appearances, the appeal of Material Design [...]