Google decided to make Android look like iOS

One of the main claims to Android from users is in the external inconsistency of the OS interface. This, of course, talking about promiscuity icons, games and applications downloaded from Google Play. Due to the lack of clearly articulated rules, the Android developers were free to assign their icons IN a variety of forms, which is clearly not contributed to the creation of a unified style to your desktop. Fortunately, Google has finally realized that more can not continue.

According to the official Google blog dedicated to the issues of software development for Android, the search giant has decided to impose new requirements to the appearance of the icons. Starting may 1, 2019, the developers will not be allowed to publish in Google Play apps, whose icons will not meet the rules of layout that must be said, have been long overdue.

Update Android apps

In particular, now Google requires all applications to have icon square shaped with rounded corners. If the icon of the program did not meet this requirement previously, the developer may not redraw it again, but just to write it in the appropriate size square that should have a colored background. Thus, Google wants to ensure interface integrity, making a menu and desktop devices running Android more elegant.

Due to the introduction of new requirements for app icons are not distinguishable from those for iOS. Someone is, of course, may not like. According to some developers, in the absence of restrictions in the choice of the icons was the freedom of development under Android. However, in my opinion, that freedom was nothing good, and the new rules operating system will benefit, becoming more harmonious and readable by users.

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