The heavily quarreled over typeface unique to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is now available for public download. This is, in part, due to a continued initiative to create a guideline of style for Android developers. If you are a type laureate or just looking for something to replace your papyrus powered presentations, Roboto is a trendy typeface to turn to. Characterized by its blend of familiar and unique qualities, Roboto is only going to appear more frequently in the coming months.
The Android source has this to say of Roboto:
The Android design language relies on traditional typographic tools such as scale, space, rhythm, and alignment with an underlying grid. Successful deployment of these tools is essential to help users quickly understand a screen of information. To support such use of typography, Ice Cream Sandwich introduced a new type family named Roboto, created specifically for the requirements of UI and high-resolution screens.