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Google's New Android Design Website Provides Style Guide for App Developers

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was first announced almost a year ago and Google assured us this operating system would unify the Android experience between smartphones and tablet computers.

The progress in this direction was discussed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 by Google's director of Android user experience, Matias Duarte.

In an interview, the director explained that the company has developed and released "Android Design" - a website for device manufacturers and app developers, acting as a kind of style guide.

The Android Developer Blog further provides details of this new initiative and says that the guide is a space where they can "learn about principles, building blocks, and patterns for creating world-class Android user interfaces."

The third party developers gets comprehensive visual from this site and it also gives suggestions about how the different visual elements can be implemented. The website also offers pattens, iconography, writing styles, colours and typography and various other details for building new apps.

The fast changing operating system has allowed a lot of freedom to developers, which has to an extent resulted in an inconsistent user experience as well as app quality; the new resource should help to maintain a more cohesive and higher standard.