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Android Central 258: Material Finally!

We've finally pushed out a Material Design update to our app, and to celebrate we've brought Google Developer Expert Mike Wolfson on the podcast to talk about what it's like to revamp an app the way we've done here. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a coder, you'll want to check this out. (And then go download our updated app!)

And then we catch up on some stellar voicemails and dive head-first into the Q&A. Enjoy!

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  • I can't say enough how much I love this new design. I love the purple as well. Dam It's Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • Cleaner and faster like It's turbocharged with purple go faster stripes, and Lloyd gets Shaun the sheep Slipper's Posted via the Android Central App
  • Me too! I love the purple! Much easier to read than the blue was!
  • I really hate the new design. Sure, it looks amazing, but when I get into the app, there's nothing telling me it's updating. Before, I could see the spinner thing. Now, nothing happens, then it flashed without refreshing and I have to manually press the refresh button to get the new articles. I thought it was a one time thing, but it's been happening every time I open the app since upgrading. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep I get this to. Sometimes the refresh icon shows while dragging down and sometimes it doesn't show up etc. Posted via the Android Central App From my Blackberry Priv where I am out of toilet paper
  • Still no enlarging pictures users posts in the forums. If you want the forums to thrive then let people post pictures everyone can at least see. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I like it. It might just be me but it seems a little snappier, especially in the forums. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Notification pause/play controls please :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • On our list.
  • How do you mark all postings in a forum category as read? I can't find any way to do that!?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • sweet ... Phil do you have more to do with this than the other writers? I know you're humble and a lot of other people have a lot to do with the design, but I'm just curious since it seems you're much more passionate about it than the other guys ... looks good, just in time for my 6p in 2 weeks
  • Definitely love the new update everything seem cleaner, faster and smoother my only problem is can't enlarge pics but besides that lovin it on my old but like new Nexus 5 with 6.0 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is there no longer a search? I can't seem to find it on the new app Posted via the Android Central App
  • Material look is pretty cool. But where did you put the link button to open your email in order to send a AC article from Android device to pick up later on your desktop? Now you have to click "browser", then click your browser "share" link in order to send the article to your desktop email. Not good at all. Posted via the Android Central App