Google Photos is the latest app to receive Material Design 2.0

Google Photos is the latest app to receive Material Design 2.0
A few months ago, Google showed off Material Design 2.0 and announced it would be rolling out later in the year. We've already seen the redesign go live in Google Tasks, Google Maps, the Google Assistant, Gmail, and the latest app to get the treatment is Google Photos.

Google Photos 4.0, rolling out today, introduces Material Design 2.0, though the changes seem to be primarily superficial, and are completely in line with what we've come to expect from Google's design language. 

Aside from the bolder colors and rounded corners, however, the latest Google Photos update also introduces a neat new gesture that allows users to swipe up on a photo to reveal information about it. It's great when it works, but as Android Police notes, it often times doesn't pick up on swipes accurately. This is something that will likely be patched up in future releases.

Google Photos 4.0 is now rolling out on the Google Play Store, though it may take a few days to become available in your region.



1. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Seems like Google is trying to update all their apps with the new design before the Pixel announcement/release.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Like it or not but... I personally like the fact that apps on Android are looking a bit like iOS Apps with buttons placed at the bottom of the screen. I'm sure that'll streamline both operating systems and make it easier for 'migrants' to switch platforms. There are people out there who get a tad bit sour over Apple copying Google or vice versa but... They've to understand that it's a WIN-WIN for consumers. Although I do have not one but THREE complaints about this latest trend: 1. Notch... 2. NOTCH. 3. Did I mention THE UGLY NOTCH??? Oh well, G'Day!

4. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Still waiting on bottom controls for Chrome. Waiting for it to be official, not messing with flags.

5. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

which flag has bottom controls ? I could not find it

3. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

when did people start caring about notches so badly? ill take a phone that's ugly as dirt if it performs well with a good camera

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