Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Jun 2013 08:32 UTC
Google Reddit user mr03 created a very thorough visual comparison to show just how much Android has changed over the years. No text, just pictures. It's amazing how dated older releases look.
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Evolving?
by jessesmith on Fri 21st Jun 2013 13:13 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

I don't own an Android and so it was interesting seeing this collection of images arranged side-by-side for comparison. To my eyes, my first impression is that the interface peaked around version 2.3. The 4.x series looks too low-contrast and transparent for my taste. The 2.x series has a nice, strong contrast and firm colours and that appeals to me. Were I selecting an OS based on looks alone I'd go with Android 2.x.

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RE: Evolving?
by stare on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 17:35 in reply to "Evolving?"
stare Member since:
2005-07-06

Spot on.

Still using CM7 and not upgrading to 4.x because its definitely a downgrade in terms of visual usability.

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RE: Evolving?
by ThomasFuhringer on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 21:42 in reply to "Evolving?"
ThomasFuhringer Member since:
2007-01-25

It looks like at some point the prince of darkness took over control of UI design.
I keep wondering if it is to save battery consumption or they really think it looks better.

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