Google brings Material Design to iOS with latest app update

Google brings Material Design to iOS with latest app update
Google is slowly but surely bringing Material Design (an important element of Android 5.0 Lollipop) to all of its mobile apps, regardless of platform. The latest to get the Material Design treatment is the main Google app for iOS, which today received an update to version 5.0.0. 

Apart from having a different look, the enhanced Google app for iOS comes with new functionalities, including a new Google button that allows you to quickly start a search, and a new Recents button - which, just like on Android Lollipop, lets you find (and flip through) recently viewed pages. What’s more, Google Maps is now tightly integrated with the app, so you can easily search and find places, or explore maps - without leaving the app. The new Google app for iOS is obviously free, and it’s optimized in particular for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5 (though it’s compatible with any device running at least iOS 7.0). You can get it from the App Store at the source link below.

Are you using the Google app on iOS? If yes, let us know if you're liking the latest update!

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14 Comments

1. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

iOS shouldn't get that previlege.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course they should. iOS has a lot of users.

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Of course they should. iOS brings in more revenue to Google coffers than Android. Is just business, you have to take care of the golden cow.

2. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Good Guy Google.... Making iOs a nice OS since 2007

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good Guy Google... Bringing Google Now to older iPhones, iPad and iPod Touches when Apple refused to bring Siri

3. deepblack

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

They should try to use it before launching update. New UI of youtube is waste of space and hard to use.

6. MythBusters

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Guys need sugesstion !! Which phone to buy?? Iphone6 or 6'plus ??

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

6+, far better battery life and camera has OIS Unless you don't want a phablet, then 6

8. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

6+, better battery, better screen, OIS, better in every way. Unfortunately the 6+ is $100 more than the 6, just in case you didn't know.

9. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

how big are your hands?

10. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The 6+ is better in every ways: better screen, camera, battery life. The real problem is that it is really huge and made entirely from aluminum so very slippery in hand. If you are comfortable with that then 6+ definitely the way to go here.

14. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I got the 6 on the release date...I recently traded it for a 6 plus and glad I did.

11. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

A great move, Google.

13. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I find that the UI conventions Google was using on their iOS apps causes some confusion. The reason is that many of the conventions are just different from other iOS apps. It makes using iOS devices confusing when you use a mix of Google apps and non-Google apps.

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