Here's what Google Photos, Gmail, Drive, and Trips might look like in Material Design 2.0

Google's reinvigorated Material Design 2.0 has been slowly seeping through to a majority of the company's apps and software products, ushering a coherent new appearance that looks quite fresh and nice overall. You've already seen it in Google Tasks, Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and a slew of other Google products, but it seems that many other apps will also get the same design makeover soonish.

How do we know this? Well, it seems someone made an "oopsie" and "accidentally" posted a video that details what Google apps and services will be graced by Material Design 2.0 in the long run. The video is created by Google collaborators Adam Grabowski and Nicolo Bianchino with the goal of showcasing the updated design to the giant's internal teams and reveals several sweet before/after mockup screenshots.

Gmail, Drive, Photos, and Google Trips are a couple of the apps that will get new paint in the long run, but so will Google Maps' desktop version. One thing that is common for the redesign is that apps lose their colorful identities and all get a common white theme, that might or mightn't float your boat.

While the pictures look pretty good themselves, it should be stressed that they are merely mock-ups featuring placeholder icons and might not represent the final designs as closely as we'd imagine.

Still, they give us a pretty good idea as to what to expect in the near future, quite possibly near or after the Android P release sometimes next month.

source: Streamable mirror via ArsTechnica



1. Avieshek unregistered

This site needs to be overhauled.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Looks pretty great, especially the animations But disappointed with the lack of colour

3. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

what is next? black and white?

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

In general, I like the improvements, but picture 1.. *ugh*.. I really dislike the picture going out of the frame of the 'card'

5. billylegoat

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 17, 2017

People are complaining about not having flashy colours? But this is the most consistent, matured, modern design at the moment and i love it. Those slick animations too are great. Android will never look amateurish and outdated after this.

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