Chrome beta scores an eye-pleasing Android L-like animation

Chrome beta scores an eye-pleasing Android L-like animation
Chrome's playground for new features, Chrome beta, has already received some of the Material Design goodness. The most recent update to the browser brought it even closer to the Android L style, at least in the design compartment - it is now employing a beautiful and smooth animation for its overflowing menu. The animation falls perfectly in line with Google's latest design principles for Android, the ones that will come along with Android L pretty soon.

Driven by the motto that motion provides meaning”, the new overflow animation stretches from right to left and expands in a rather smooth fashion, providing users with a clear answer of two questions: “What is this thing and where did it come from?”. This animation is but a teaser about all the interface goodies that will grace the design of most of Google's own apps once Android L decides to show up.

Apart from the visual refinements, Chrome Beta has received a number of stability improvements and bug fixes. Then again, we are talking about a beta version, so these minor updates are a pretty common occurrence, but once in a while the app receives some handy and useful features. The Android L-style animation will most probably arrive on the mobile version of Chrome in the not-so-distant future. We are eagerly waiting.

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Chrome beta scores an eye-pleasing Android L-like animation


via: Android Police

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12 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Wow, innovative

6. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I wouldn't regard that as innovative, the three circular dots that you hot on Android and they away the text floats down is already found in WP since 2010.

10. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

i think he was being sarcastic (I hope)

2. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

A BIG like for that :D

3. yoeasie

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Ooooo that looks nice. Google Chrome has been looking for a face lift for a while.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh... yup, I have the updated one... Though I would have never noticed this change had you not written a piece about it.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

There are few changes like refresh button.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh? I don't really recall what it was like before. I don't use my mobile browser too often so....

5. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Still no page counter on it even after it updated recently

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

RIGHT??? That's annoying!

11. crazymonkey05

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I find the lack of page counter the only annoyance of chrome beta....everything else is welcomed change

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I dont know why I dont like Chrome, but Android is just a great OS.

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