Google now shows developers app stats based on tablet size

by Phil Nickinson on October 23, 2014

Android app tablet stats

Here’s a fun little addition to the Android Developer Console. Devs can now view statistics based on tablet sizes — 7 inches to 9 inches, and for tablets 10 inches and larger.

For what it’s worth, we’re seeing slightly more 7- to 10-inch tablets than 10 inches and above for the Android Central app. We’ll have to see if that changes once the Nexus 9 is available.


SwiftKey Android app joins the Material Design trend with two new themes

by John Callaham on October 23, 2014

swiftkey material design

The Android version of the SwiftKey virtual keyboard now has two more themes to purchase that are inspired by the Material Design guidelines set up by Google for its new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.

The two new themes are Material Dark and Material Light. In a blog post, SwiftKey states:

This theme family is distinctly different from Minimal, which is very popular with SwiftKey users. We wanted to appeal to Minimal users who like simplicity, but also to add in the handy secondary characters and contrasting number pad, as well as surprising touches of bold color.

Both themes are available for purchase in the in-app SwiftKey Store. What do you think of this new design for the keyboard?

Source: SwiftKey blog