11 things an Android does better than the iPhone A collection of small, usability-enhancing features keeps me coming back to Android as my everyday choice. Here’s my list. Read more: https://zd.net/2XoNa0F Google has rolled out an update to the Play Store on mobile with a new look that shifts the navigation bar to the bottom of the screen. The new look interface to the Google Play Store – which gets two billion visitors a month – brings it in line with the company’s Material design scheme with a navigation bar at the bottom of the app on Android phones and a new left navigation on tablets and Chrome OS devices. Previously the navigation bar was at the top of the screen in green, requiring users reach up to the top. The new navigation bar has tabs for games, apps, movies & TV, and books. Google notes there are now two separate destinations for games and apps to help users find the right content. The app also displays more information at the top of the page for each app. Users can expect to see more rounded edge icons and the company is encouraging developers to conform with its new icon specifications. Previously it allowed multiple shapes for icons, but its new specs make rounded edge squares the standard, much like Apple has on iOS. Google has also removed the music tab but music can still be found from the hamburger menu in the search bar at the top of… [Read full story]
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