Do you like the looks of Android L?

Do you like the looks of Android L?
The upcoming L release of Android has been already showcased on the stage at Google I/O 2014, and we've been already treated to the new looks of Google's mobile platform - meet the so-called "Material Design". This fresh new design language will see the light of day in the upcoming Android iteration strays away from the design that we've gotten used to from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onwards.

Good riddance, Holo - the new design is not only more seamless and cohesive, it also comes with depth. Yes, that's right, certain aspects of the UI float above the rest, creating a pretty curious 3D effect. Hardly any aspect of the interface has been spared from the Material Design overhaul.

Matias Duarte said that this visual overhaul has been undertaken with the end user in mind. With that being said, we wanted to ask you, the regular Android users, if you like the design of the L release. So, check out the some of early images of Android L in the gallery below and be sure to vote below.

Do you think that Android L is going in the right direction in terms of design?

Yes, I like it.
I'm not sure yet.
No, I don't.



1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

it looks pretty similar just more flat

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That's the point, take something great, make it even better. That is pretty much all Android can do now since being ahead means you can only get more ahead if you try.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Are slides 7 & 8 on an iPhone?!?

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think that's Google showing off Polymer, not Android L.

36. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

In other words copying. Microsoft started this trend I recall when people bashed Flat UI now everyone is falling love with iOS 7 and 8 and Android L when all they merely did was imitate Windows Phone.

41. sgodsell

Posts: 7241; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They bashed Microsoft not because of the flat design. They bashed Microsoft's UI because it is very limiting and restricted. Do you not remember WP7, users had 2 tile sizes and a few colors to choose from. Then WP8 have you one more tile size and more colors. Microsoft makes it easy to bash themselves.

50. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ppl didnt bash WP flat look....they bashed the Live Tiles.....

8. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Looks good

12. Mkondrak unregistered

I am jut wondering why images 6 and 7 look just like from ios? I mean the top bar (it has ios style like signal bubbles). weird.

13. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'm wondering the same thing as those two are from iOS. I could understand if it was Google Maps or Gmail, but not the contact/people app since that's not available on iOS.

42. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

May be its hangout

2. Busyboy unregistered

Pretty good, but I was expecting a bit more, other than mainly making it flat and adding punchy colors. Reminds me of HTC Sence.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, I like it.

5. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I'm not entirely sure about it yet... It looks good mostly the animations are a bit too much and it's also overly colorful, I have to see more just to make a solid opinion.

6. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

hell yeah....

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'm a WP fan and user, but heck, Android 5.0 looks SEXY!

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You sir, are a nice example of how it should be. Respect!

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I'm not sure, i didnt quite like all changes, I love holo though.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hell nah!!!. Looks like every company, is doing this flat and dull,UI,,tho LG's UI looks decent..... Thanks to windows phone, for keeping it different from the crowd

35. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Windows Phone is flat

45. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Windows phone is the flattest of the flat...

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Starting to look more and more like iOS in my opinion. I want to say that here in the not to distant future Android and iOS will be indistinguishable aside from device design.

26. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Well Android kind of started that way. The HTC Dream looked liek it had Bizarro World iOS. Not an Apple iEasterOS fan either.

29. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Looks more like Microsoft design guidelines, but i do not care. This looks much better than current Android and iOS.

14. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not a big fan of all the "girly" colors used in some areas.

16. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

People saw WP as flat and dull. Google does it and it's a god send. That being said it looks good. I loved this look since my Zune HD.

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't like the color palette on window phone on many places. It's flat that sometimes you can't actually tell a button from just words, and on android you're able to make such distinctions, maybe they fixed that on 8.1

23. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I get what you are saying and I went ahead and jumped in and out of a few apps, settings and the text and email clients. One of the the first things that happens when you go into a fresh Windows Phone is you receive a welcome text. Click the Messaging hub and click the Message (from Microsoft, the word) and jump into the message. To me this introduces somewhat the way Windows Phone Works. This is pretty standard in most apps that are done right. Settings is another introduction to that. I do get what you are saying about the color but knowing how it works I don't think it should be that big of any issue. Not everyone is the same though.

32. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I tested Windows 8 on PC and didn't saw an introduction (maybe I accidentally skip it?) but the very moment you don't see it you end up with little clues about how it works, I also have seen a few friends phones (and get lost going around). Anyways what I meant is that while android is flat, on this new UI it still keeps distinctive factors (like the multi layer thingy they introduced) with doesn't make it completely flat but more like a stack of magazines, while Windows phone feels like a billboard. Hopefully I get my analogy right, I was changing my pants

48. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Not sure why you brought Win 8 PC up as it is different than the phone OS Windows Phone 8. Sure the both take Metro cues but they are different. While we are there the is an instruction video when you go into a fresh Win8 PC install. With 8.1 they included pointers to the corners that kind bug you if you don't give them attention. The phone works different of course. Your main point was about text as buttons which like I said a great installed phone and the text message get you a quick "oh the text is a button" demo.

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