The biggest critique for Android (besides software update uncertainties) for the longest time has been the poor design of most Android apps. While some app developers did do a good job with their apps, the lack of any kind of design guidelines for developers meant everyone was finding his own way to create a good experience on the platform. This also meant that apps tended to look very different from each other.
The introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich design guidelines at the beginning of this year seemed to be a step in the right direction, but in the back of my head I was worried it could be a little too late. Fast forward merely 3 months and things are very different. More and more applications are conforming to the new guidelines and they look GREAT. The great thing is that with frameworks and libraries like the Android Compatibility Library, ActionbarSherlock, ViewPagerIndicator and HoloEverywhere, the design guidelines can be used for pre-ICS apps as well.
Roman Nurik seemed to have the same thoughts in his mind so he started a Google+ thread on it . I wanted to take a few screenshots and share them here but as I started saving the images, there just seemed too many to list. So instead I just saved a bunch of apps to a Tumblr account. Check it out and follow it if you’d like to track updates. While I’ll keep adding to that as I find more, if you see and app that you’d like to see there, drop me a comment here or message me on Twitter or Google Plus