As Android has matured and more bits of the OS have been spun out to live on the Google Play Store, individual Android platform updates have become less important. Even on Google’s Pixel phones, the core experience hasn’t really been altered in a few years, with the most significant user experience change in that time being the slightly fumbled introduction of gesture navigation in Android 10.
Nevertheless, every few years, there inevitably comes a big shake-up of Android’s design language. The first was Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2011, before which Android didn’t really have much of a design language to speak of. ICS gave us the sci-fi stylings of “Holo,” which was eventually scaled back to look less Tron-like in subsequent versions.
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Source: Android Central
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