Android Central App

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: We've uploaded a new version of the official Android Central App (accept no substitutes!) to the wonderful and bizarre bazaar that is Google Play, to be downloaded at your earliest convenience.

In addition to the standard (and unfortunately necessary) bugfixes and performance improvements, in Version 1.4.3 we've also added in an option for screen transitions. If you like nice fade, you can have one. Or if you're more into a zoom sort of thing, you've now got that option, too. Look for it in the settings menu under "Screen transitions."

As always, you can see previous changelogs at Enjoy!

There are 34 comments

BB_Bmore says:

It has been my studied opinion that tis better to fade.

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icyrock1 says:

I disagree, my scholarly friend. In my studied opinion, the zoom tis better.

BB_Bmore says:


BB_Bmore says:

Another update soon perhaps lol

Rehzonance says:

I don't really like any of them. The app is simple with a "basic" layout but to make it even greater you should employ some more dynamic transitions. Example: the Play Music app sliding transitions. Oh and please could you put the play link back into the title bar or make it a bit smaller in the body of the article. It takes away from the symmetry of the article IMO.

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zackcgibbs says:

I'm leaning towards the zoom!

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sorbe88 says:

How about this...

When I put the app in night mode it's because I'm reading at night, so a white screen hurts my eyes. Yet STILL when opening an article it splashes a big fat bright luminous white page for a fraction of a second.

This has been an issue for as long as I've been using the app, ie a number of versions. Please fix it!

Other than that, great work on everything Android related!

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ben7798 says:

I know what you're talking about with the white screen popping up during transitions, I see it too. It's especially noticeable if my connection is laggy but it's there all the time. A small issue, but hopefully they can fix it in the future. All things considered it's a really great app! (white screen and all)

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briankariu says:

Slide to the side like carbon for twitter does. Sickest exit animation i have used

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appmy says:

I agree. I like the slide between pages and even on exit

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Lomax says:

Not sure if it makes a difference or not but I have window, transition and animation scales turned off. Therefore fade and zoom actually behave the same to me and both look like a quick flash which is not easy on the eyes. I won't be using either, sorry. Still love the app though. Keep up the good work.

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StuartV says:

Just don't lose your head!

TheWenger says:

I like the fade, but I think it takes too long in the AC app.

terry12s says:

I vote for Fade

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figueroaw says:

I would love to see this app like flipboard.

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cpolism says:

Anyone else having blank pages come up in the forums? Say I go into Nexus4 discussion, click on a thread, everything comes up, but I just don't see any text. Just wanted to see if others were having this issue.

Wobblin30 says:

Fade away!

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physioprof says:

Something that is really bugging me about using the Android Central Forum app--and maybe it is because I don't know what I'm doing--is that there is no way to go from within a discussion thread to the next or previous thread without going back to the thread list and then tapping another thread. It would be a *huge* improvement to be able to swipe right and left to go the previous and next threads, respectively.

Am I missing something, or is this functionality (1) missing and (2) a no brainer that should be there.

AndroidX says:

Gunter glieben glauchen globen

HighDef says:

To quote Neil Young (and subsequently Kurt Cobain), "It's better to burn out than to fade away."

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Vicky Sofyan says:

I vote for zoom

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kurioskurion says:

Dig the fade! :-)

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jean15paul says:

Thank you for including "None". Simple, minimalist, and best performance!

Buy y u no beta test?!?! I like getting to try stuff before everyone else. ;)

Cause I'm on the road this week and wanted to get it out there.

camit34 says:

The leopard is deaf...

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Jacques says:

Love the latest updates to the app so far!

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How about a swing/fling in/out animation like when flicking away tabs in Chrome?

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TechZOnline says:

None for me thanks. I had to set it to dark mode again btw after updating.

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Same here. It's all good after switching it back to Night mode.

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Mayoo614 says:

Its better. That's it, the app is the best there is. So there you have it! Case closed! ;-)

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Only big issue I see with the new transitions is the white screen pop up when using the Zoom transition while the content loads.

Fade transition stays gray while transitioning and loading content like you would expect. Much smoother transition to me.

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Xopher says:

I guess I'm used to the zoom style, although it would be interesting to see slide transitions.

Still need to add the ability to mark a forum as read, though. That is still missing.

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kevkavalier says:

Is there a reason this dosen't work on a Nexus10?

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Iceitic says:

The fade is too slow for my tastes so I am going with zoom.

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