Jan 12th, 2012 publishUpdated   Sep 10th, 2021, 4:41 pm

In an attempt to get Android developers to adapt to the new design philosophies and styles of Android 4.0 Google has published a set of standards to follow when creating your Android applications. The idea is to design all applications to work seamlessly and look like they belong in the Android 4.0 environment.

It’s not a bad idea from Google, especially considering a vast majority of applications in the Android market are still stuck in their pre-Ice Cream Sandwich ways. We didn’t expect the transformation to take place overnight, of course, but We’ll be nearing two months since the Galaxy Nexus’s first launch and considering that the SDK was available earlier than that we’d hoped to see more Android 4.0-friendly apps by now. Fingers crossed that this standard will help usher in the new era of Android applications without much more delay. [Android Developers via Engadget]