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
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