Google Phone and Contacts apps updated with new Material Theme design

Google Phone and Contacts apps updated with new Material Theme design
If your mobile platform of choice is Android, there are a couple of changes that you might notice in the coming days in regards with some of the apps that come with the OS. Both Google's Phone and Contacts apps have been recently updated and received similar changes.

They even got bumped to a new major version, 3.0 for Google Phone and 23.0 for Contacts. If both of your apps now look white, it means you've already updated to the new iterations. The latest updates bring the all-new white Material Design with tints of blue, but white for the most part.

The Contacts app also got a new option that will allow users to add custom fields and “File as” to their contacts, as well as some bug fixes and stability improvements.

On the other hand, the Google Phone app gained some improvements to navigation and accessibility. That's just about all you get in these updates, but the most important addition is the new redesign, which seems to change on a yearly basis.

source: Google Play Store (1, 2) via Droid-life, 9to5google



1. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Nice, they look awesome!

2. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

No it doesn't. It looks bland and is disastrous for your battery-life if you have an amoled screen. That Google STILL is that stupid is beyond me.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

What do you on web sites like this where it's all white? OLED seems to need the entire world bend knee so they can be effecient. Some of us, prefer non OLED and the option for dark would be ok, but it shouldn't be the only option because hardware inefficiency suffered by a select bunch.

7. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

OLED doesn't have to perform badly on a white screen. It's just that it's more energy efficient when the screen is black. It power efficient even on a white screen.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Most dark themes look amateurish and Galaxy S2 Samsungy. No thanks. Lighter themes look more professional.

3. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Everyone is mad at a mostly white UI. But the thing is that should be the precursor for a dark mode if they flip white and black.

5. speedingcheetah

Posts: 93; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

UGLY UGLY UGLY. What do app devs even do these days! made crap that looks like software for Win 3.1?? Only back and white themes now. Best we go back to monochrome LCD displays then.

8. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I don’t have a problem with the new design, but I do wish they kept the swiping between pages

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