Holo is the new look of Android
Smaller devs have already understood what is going on and jumped on
board. Unfortunately, high profile apps still keep their old design and,
truth be told, I'm not expecting to see that changing any time soon. We
have even seen some high profile iOS apps launching on Android fully
ignoring both interaction guidelines and visual style guidelines.
While the apps might not get their new look any time soon it does not
prevent designers with Android skills showing us what the apps could
look like. Here are some of them.
Guenther Beyer and Instagram
quick mockups of Instagram app shortly after the launch showing how the
interface could have been done better. His post started a very lively
discussion about the topic and is worth reading. You can find it here
Lewis Llewellyn and Facebook
Lewis Llewellyn has sketched how Facebook app could look on ICS. His
work with the app is a full study and design for each screen.
Check out his full gallery at deviantART
including all the ten screenshots.
Chris Arvin and Netflix, Twitter and Pandora
at actionbar blog has drawn some mockups how Netflix, Twitter and
Pandora could be made look like they belong to ICS and Android. Check
out his full post here