Material Style ActionBar on Pre Android 5.0 Devices. This is a quick rundown on how to get Material Design on previous versions of android. Google is going all-in on Material and have made it pretty easy to implement it into your project. It is part of the AppCompat library and will go as far back as Gingerbread I believe. Simply add the AppCompat version 21 library to your project, change your Theme to use Theme.AppCompat and change your activity to ActionBarActivity and you are all set.
If you decide to use fragments, make sure you utilize the support library version as 4.0+ android.app.Fragment will not work with this library.
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