Samsung may have stopped limiting free theme usage on Android Pie

Over the years, Samsung has had some great ideas. The Note series pushed the industry to adopt larger screens, TouchWiz had one of the first implementations of multi-window, and Samsung Pay is one of the more versatile mobile payment solutions around. Its decision to begin pushing people to use paid themes by restricting free theme usage to two weeks was not one of those great ideas – and now it looks like that plan is being walked back. Read MoreSamsung may have stopped limiting free theme usage on Android Pie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Once more] Google testing a colorless shapeless Play Store redesign with large Install button

Update 1: 2018/05/22 8:46am PDT

Another iteration

Update 2: 2018/06/04 8:33am PDT

More white menus and screens

Update 3: 2018/09/25 5:38am PDT

Again, again, again

Update 4: 2018/11/28 4:39am PST

Once more

You know those beautiful bold colors that were supposed to make out Material Design? Yup, we’ve been kissing them goodbye for a long time now and it looks like they might be stripped away from one more app on your phone: the Play Store. Read More[Update: Once more] Google testing a colorless shapeless Play Store redesign with large Install button was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Drive for Android is about to get a Material Design refresh

Google is continuing to slowly update all of its apps to a refreshed Material Design style (MD 2.0, to some) and the latest product to get this treatment is Google Drive on Android — the web version has already been updated. It’s not actually live yet, but the code is there ready to go, so we can expect it to roll out to users soon.

The screenshots come courtesy of XDA Developers in collaboration with Kieron Quinn, and there aren’t too many surprises in view of Google’s other recent redesigns. Read MoreGoogle Drive for Android is about to get a Material Design refresh was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Again, again, again] Google testing a colorless shapeless Play Store redesign with large Install button

Update 1: 2018/05/22 8:46am PDT

Another iteration

Update 2: 2018/06/04 8:33am PDT

More white menus and screens

Update 3: 2018/09/25 5:38am PDT

Again, again, again

You know those beautiful bold colors that were supposed to make out Material Design? Yup, we’ve been kissing them goodbye for a long time now and it looks like they might be stripped away from one more app on your phone: the Play Store. Read More[Update: Again, again, again] Google testing a colorless shapeless Play Store redesign with large Install button was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Internet Browser gets design overhaul in v9.0 [APK Download]

Since it became available for non-Samsung phones, its Internet Browser app has become a popular alternative to Google Chrome. Compared to the stable version currently served by the Play Store (v7.4), there are several aesthetic differences in the v9.0, seemingly aligning better with the upcoming Samsung Experience 10 update.

 Versions 7.4 and 9.0.
The first noticeable change is that the labels under the nav bar items have been removed and the overflow menu has been replaced by a hamburger in the bottom right, forcing out the bookmarks shortcut. Read MoreSamsung Internet Browser gets design overhaul in v9.0 [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.