Google brings Material Design to pre-Lollipop devices
AppCompat is an API library from Google which allows older versions of Android to be compatible with the latest "Material Design" elements of the world's most popular OS. The library has been updated to v21 in the Android 5.0 SDK, which was released last Friday, and means you can start designing alongside Google's new guidelines and bring it to your current users.
Google's new design takes away from distracting, non-essential elements. The "action bar" - which runs across the top of the...