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January 27, 2012
Google's Advice For Android Developers
By Chris Crum
Google is instructing Android developers to migrate the designs of their apps away from using the menu button, and toward using the action bar. This will become increasingly important as more devices get Ice Cream Sandwich, the company says.

The reason? To "promote a consistent Android user experience".

Yeah. That will happen. A consistent Android user experience.

Part of Android's "openness" has allowed manufacturers and develop to create quite the opposite so far. Some take this to even higher levels than others (see Amazon and the Kindle Fire). I'm not so sure that Android being a platform for consistent user experience isn't a bit of a lost cause at this point.

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