An interview with Google executives: over the next few months, your phone will change dramatically

in the next few months, your phone will be thoroughly changed.

Google and its partners and operators is planning to launch the largest so far and is called “lollipop” Android update. This upgrade would change your perceptions of mobile phone and the actual feeling, and thanks to make interaction completely changed “Material Design” Design language.

“Material Design” Design language are not just Android a makeover. This is part of the strategy of Google, Google wants to let all run Android devices look similar. In a new generation of products Nexus conference recently, Google made clear explanation: the latest version of Android will soon be everywhere. On our wrists, TV, and, of course, in his pocket. Although at present only a small number of Android devices upgraded to “lollipop”, but its development for several years. Since 2006 has been the Android team management of mobile engineering vice President Hiroshi Lockheimer said in the interview, Google is how to prepare for this the largest Android upgrade and the development of the next step plan.

hunting cloud network editor jun compiled for you is as follows:

Google mobile engineering vice President Hiroshi Lockheimer

what makes “lollipop” became the biggest one Android upgrade?

Hiroshi Lockheimer: this does not seem to be deliberately, we’d like let nature take its course. This is a combination of a large number of events, one is the Material Design Design language, a brand new user interaction. This significant, it redefines the user interaction experience, at the same time accompanied by a more dynamic details. Therefore, this is a landmark change.

we also changed our underlying mechanism, it is a technical change. But from the viewpoint of a user terminal, the most intuitive reflect or in Material Design. ART operating mode allows the user interaction experience feel more smooth and perfect. You will never see the past often see the card. So we will these together to ensure that we use the Material Design make the animation more smooth.

Material Design

this is reflected on the chip technology, the transition from 32 to 64, supporting what we do these changes. All of these together to form the huge change. And I want to say is the Material of the Design change, that it is not just a change of the operating system. Many applications that we have been developed, has to follow the Material Design criteria to do the upgrade.

this is Google worldwide developers conference in June this year, we make some small changes in our Android preview version of one of the reasons. This is the first reported what we do, we do so for a reason, because we are aware that this is going to be a great breakthrough, we want to give developers more prepared to upgrade their application. This is a very quite a surprise.

Android 5.0 lollipops application appearance and home page

what makes you think is the best interaction patterns completely change the Android?

this is the result of the development of many years. Overall, we in the Google and the Android team will do a thing to do is constantly updated iterations. Focus on the user interaction has become we want to spend a lot of time to repeat on the other hand. Before we do the first major UI adjustment starts with “gingerbread” and the “nest”. Since then, we are planning something, such as new Design language Material Design. We did spend a period of time to make the design, ordering, because we want to make it tend to be more perfect. It won’t be the last time we do the adjustment of the main UI, we have to let things slow down, also want to let the Material in front of these different established fact appears to be more mature.

Android management have also been some changes over the years. sundar pillay looked is through management Android team one and a half years, compared with former boss Andy , , rubin hand work, how do you feel?

they are different types of leadership, character is easy to see from them. When Andy’s departure, we are his departure, issued a public announcement. His heart of hearts, is an entrepreneur, he wants to return to the origin to be a founder.” This means that he wants to concentrate on those earlier projects.

Andy before Google acquired Android in engaged in related work, and the Android also has existed for some time. This is our 12th conference, 6 products. More than 1 billion users on their equipment running our application. So now, this is a completely different project. I wouldn’t call it a new project, although say so a bit old-fashioned, but it feels more like a new project. Within the company, we have been there, so the team much smaller than you think.

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how small?

you’ll be surprised. A have billions more than the user’s system, real work together and form a tight group to maintain the normal operation of the system are only a little. We deliberately to do so just to keep agile and efficient work. Back to your question, Andy to focus on those early but he wants to do a small project, rather than the level of user product, it is also a personal decision for Andy. Sundar in the management of the staff is very good, even can be said to be the best. I hope you are satisfied with the final product will. From a product standpoint, I guess because it is sundar take over after the first year, in a sense, this is also the result of a change in management style.

so what do you think the success of this Android 5.0 release is the result of sundar leadership?

of course, “kit kat chocolate” (the previous generation Android) to some extent under the guidance of Andy, under the guidance of sundar. And “lollipop” development and completion are sundar leadership. Therefore, it is the biggest part of the project. As I was saying, we have already is closely linked to a team, we are inseparable. Can work with sundar, we feel very happy. This feeling is really wonderful.

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