Apps with Lollipop (Material Design)

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  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    This thread is for apps that have taken up the Material Design style of Android Lollipop. Given my opinons on why devs are slow to make and update Android apps, let's see how fast this list grows.

    Note: This is for NON Google made apps.

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  2. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Lollipop is not even out yet. When it is released it will only be on the pure Google phones or some Motorola phones. So why would Devs update their apps now? This thread makes no sense.
     
  3. hallux macrumors 68020

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    TECHNICALLY, Lollipop IS out, now it's up to each manufacturer to release it to their devices. LG is pushing it to the G3 (in Poland to start with), Motorola is getting it out on the Moto G and X (current version of each only thus far) and the factory images are out for the Nexus devices. Sure, Samsung hasn't released it for any devices yet, but why wait until tons of devices have it before updating your app? It's called being proactive, Google was and has ALL of their apps updated with Material Design, even on non-Lollipop devices.
     
  4. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    It was released today. So yes, it is out.
     
  5. jamezr macrumors G4

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    No it has not be released..... It can only be found on pure Google devices and some Motorola phones. It cannot be found except in VERY limited devices. So again why would Devs update their apps for such a small amount of customers?
     
  6. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    How many handsets are out there with lollipop? How many will be in the hands of customers in 4/6/8 weeks from now. App developers will prioritize and getting their app "materialized" when the actual user demand is so small means you may be waiting for some time.

     
  7. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Really so which phones have it?
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Google has released the OS, the OS is available for supported devices and more devices will be supported as manufacturers get their builds out. Just because there aren't A LOT of supported devices yet does not mean the OS hasn't been released. So, if you have a phone that will NEVER get Lollipop would you consider the OS as never released?

    Again, it would be sensible for devs to update their apps now, before people start complaining that they're SLOW to update because they waited a few weeks/months until there were a lot of devices running the new OS. By the way, just because they updated their app does NOT mean it won't work on older versions, Googles own apps are evidence of that.
     
  9. TacticalDesire, Nov 12, 2014
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    If devices are getting OTA updates today how is it not released? There's also these fun things called developer previews. Take a wild guess at who they are for.
     
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  11. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    The Nexus 6, the Nexus 5, the Moto X.

    Any other smart ass remarks you want to make?
     
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    • QKSMS - It's absolutely gorgeous.

    This list will grow as I install more and more applications over time. I've only installed the necessities on my Nexus 5 and 7 so far.
     
  13. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Not just phones on the list, but here is what has Lollipop as of 12 Nov:

    Nexus Player
    Nexus 9
    Nexus 5
    Nexus 7 (2013 model both WiFi only)
    Nexus 7 (2012 model both WiFi only)
    Nexus 10
    Moto X 2014 (unlocked version)
    Moto G 2014 (unlocked version)
    LG G3 (started rolling out this week - in Poland first!)

    HTC One (2013 and 2014 models) will get the updates by Feb 4, 2015. (HTC has a self-mandated 90 day window to update these phones from Google's release date.)

    Sony (Xperia Z family only) and Samsung (likely Note 3/4 and S4/5 only) are talking beginning of 2015 sometime. Both companies suck at putting out updates.
     
  14. jamezr macrumors G4

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    so if I question the troll it is being a smart ass? Wow......
    So now taking your phone list....how many handsets?
    So how many of those actually have the update? You don't know......but the number is so small. The Nexus 6 is not even out for another week or more and yet you list it? So everyone that has a Nexus 5 or Moto X has Lollipop now?
    How do you know?

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    They all have Lollipop as of 11/12. It is available to them....not the same.
     
  15. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    Doesn't matter. iOS has apps ready day one.

    I'm just trying to let users of L know when apps are L ready.
     
  16. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand your argument? Are you saying that unless 100% of devices are running the latest OS then it's not released? Or are you saying something else?

    Also, did you completely miss the point of the thread? It's apps that have been updated a Material Design interface. Material Design is a set of guidelines published by Google for interface design. They followed their own guidelines when making Lollipop as to create a unified interface with a smooth flow.
     
  17. gotluck macrumors 603

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    So we talking L design or L compatibility, because far more have been updated for compatibility, when you say " L ready"

    I can promise a good amount of apps won't have L design ever
     
  18. jamezr, Nov 13, 2014
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    no not at all. Just trying to balance out the argument. Did you see the premise of the thread? Why all Android apps do have the new Lollipop material designs now that Lollipop has been released. I was trying to point out that Lollipop has been made public. But it is not like all Android phone have it. It is a very small limited release. No phone has been released with it yet. The Nexus 6 does not ship until the 18th (AT&T).

    If you look at who started the thread. He is a Android hater that is trolling.
     
  19. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    As the OP stated, Material Design. It only comes with L.
     
  20. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Prepare to be disappointed, but that's what you want anyway :)

    I have material design apps on 4.4.4 so dunno why you say only comes with L
     
  21. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I did see the premise of the thread

    All the OP is trying to do is put together a list of apps that have been updated with a Material Design interface. It is completely independent of actually running Lollipop or not
     
  22. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    A couple of points.
    1. Lollipop is out. The OTA went live yesterday and a lot of people (like me) downloaded the factory images and manually flashed it to their devices (I did my Nexus 5 and two Nexus 7s... going to wait for the OTA on my wife's Nexus 5)

    2. Using your definition, all Android upgdates are "limited releases". Google only updates base android for Nexus devices. It is up to the device manufacturers to roll the new system in to their devices. This is how it has always been. The long and short of it is that Lollipop 5.0 has been released to the entire world and everyone with the capability is able to download and run it.

    3. Some people already seem to have Nexus 6 phones.
     
  23. mrex, Nov 13, 2014
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    i dont understand. im bit confused. are you talking about a design or a compatibility?

    what comes only with L? google apps have new L design already, you dont need L for it. unlike ios android core apps are updated through Playstore. what comes to other apps, i dont think that developers change the style just because of L.

    what comes to compatibility, i have gotten several updates daily for my apps and when checking the reason it has been "lollipop update". i havent calculated but probably almost all my apps are already updated for it...

    for example, just got an update...
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