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Google's licks its own Ice Cream, has flavors of action bar, 'hologram' visual style

Google's licks its own Ice Cream, has flavors of action bar, 'hologram' visual style

| Mobile Devices News | Posted: Feb 17, 2011 12:56 am

Phone Scoop has a scoop of it's own when it comes to Google's Ice Cream by interviewing Google Android Engineering Director Dave Burke who dot pointed a few things which we should expect from the next version of Android.

 

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The new Android OS is tipped to bring an "action bar" at the top of the screen on tablets as well as upcoming phones. What does the action bar do? It provides contextual, app-specific buttong to act on whatever is on the screen at that particular moment, replacing the "press-and-hold" gesture which is meant to be phased out except for drag-and-drop operations.

 

At the bottom of the screen there will be a "system bar" which may not make its way to phones. The new "Hologram" visual style of Honeycomb will come to phones as well as the multitasking app switcher which shows a small view of each app running.

 

NEWS SOURCESPhonescoop.com, Engadget.com

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