Roboto is a beautiful sans-serif font that was specially created by Google for Android mobiles and tablets powered by the 4th release of the OS, which is codenamed as “Ice Cream Sandwich.”
Android phones was early shipped with the Droid Sans family of fonts but now Google made Roboto will be the default system font powering the entire Android UI from menus to buttons to on-screen text. It can also be freely downloaded and installed on your computer
Download Roboto Font from Google
The .ttf (True Type Font) files of Roboto have been available on various file sharing sites for a while but, like all the other Google Web Fonts, Roboto is now “officially” available as a free download on android.com. The font is released under the Apache Software License so you can use the font in pretty much any project.
The download contains 16 different modifications on the font (italics, bolds, and the like) as well as a “specimen book” that contains plenty of examples of the font in use. There’s a little note along with the font that says they’re designed for developers to use in their apps
Roboto is a grotesque sans serif and the font family includes regular and oblique styles of Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black, and Condensed widths. It was created from the ground up with UI and high-resolution screens in mind, and it shows. It scales extremely well and easily adapts to different screen resolutions, which is a plus, considering the wide array of Android phones and tablets.
You can now use Roboto either with various Microsoft Office programs and graphic design tools like Photoshop or if you have an older Android phone, you can grab an app like Font Changer and set Robot as your default font without upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich.