Darren Silinski

Darren Silinski

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  • Posted to AMA: I'm Matias Duarte, a VP of Design at Google!, Mar 03, 2015

    Hi Matias,

    Thanks for doing this AMA. I love what you guys have done with Material Design, and I feel that the design evolution of Android has increased by leaps and bounds since you took the reins.

    I'd much prefer to keep my phone as close to stock Android as possible, and the best way to do that is to download the Google apps (Calendar, Messenger/Hangouts, etc) however there are notable ones that are absent - such as the dialer, Contacts, etc. Are there plans for Google to continue the trend of pulling out apps and putting them in the Play Store so we can totally enjoy Material Design as Google intended no matter what phone we use?

    Also, are there plans to implement a change to Android so the notification shade can be a download-able app, instead of baked into the system? This also goes further to letting users customize their phones and perhaps download the "stock" Shade from the Play Store, should Google decide to put it up there.

    Thanks again for your hard work - not just to you, but to the entire Android team!

    Best Regards,


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