Google plans on changing Android's design?
posted by Alan F. / Jun 12, 2014, 2:23 PM
Developers will have access to the design language from Google, which is an incentive for them to match the UI that Google has in mind. The new look will start to be seen first in apps, with the recent version of Google+ showing some aspects of the refreshed look.
Take a look at the screenshots below and you can see new files for Gmail such as Finance, Travel and Purchases. There is also a "pinned" feature that allows emails to be pinned, floating at the top of your inbox, so you can quickly refer to them at a glance. You can also snooze an email, which means marking it as read for a specific period of time. When the time expires, the email returns to an "unread" status at the top of your inbox.
Let us know what you think of the new look for Gmail, by dropping a comment in the box below.
source: Geek via AndroidPolice
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Sweet I love the fact that Google keeps on updating their products.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 2:34 PM 26
But they continue to ignore addressing underlining issues that still plague android.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 2:51 PM 15
Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010
That was a valid rebuttal. Please see post #39 n #41, thanks. Even for Nexus devices....the processor changes up from time to time. Apple and WP has a major advantage because the hardware guidelines are very strict vs Android. For Android to run as well as it does....with countless hardware configurations out there is amazing.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 10:15 PM 2
Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014
Meanwhile, iOS has been: Hacked more than half a dozen times this year iMessage sends your texts into a black hole every time you text a non iOS device Updates break your phone and Apple's response is buy a new phone Walled garden Forced to only use Apple products Latest iDevices lag as well, like the latest iPad mini Yes, I used to own one so I know what I'm talking about Just to name a few.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 10:07 PM 3
Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013
Well that is because they have only done minor updates (although huge in comparison to other platforms) between each of the recent releases. Between ICS to Jelly Bean it was under the hood improvements largely (mostly to the top most UI layer and its behaviors). Then Jelly Bean to KitKat was, again, an under the hood change for efficiency. From 4.0 to 5.0 though, if we see a change as significant as Gingerbread (not honeycomb cause that was a stop gap for tablets only) to ICS, then we will have some revolutionary changes for the OS (I hope) which largely has little to compete with right now.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 2:59 PM 11
Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013
It's all good if you are willing to wait a year to get it. If not longer
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 3:28 PM 0
Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014
We are truly in the era of Flat UI. Hope Windows Phone becomes the third true alternative, it started this trend. It will be interesting to see what new design language comes in the next 5-10 years.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 3:34 PM 12
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Lmao Wp will be gone just like Wp7 and WM.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 4:20 PM 3
Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Android going flat? What could have inspired Google to do this to their mobile OS? Hmm...
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 4:31 PM 4
Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010
WebOS and Durate, the ex WebOS guy they hired...the inspiration started with Honeycomb.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 10:25 PM 2
Can't wait to see malware getting flat as well :)
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 4:38 PM 5
Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012
Wasn't there just an article not too long ago which said that there's more malware on iOS than Android? But seriously, I have NEVER heard of a person with malware on his/her phone. Never. On none of the existing platforms.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 5:07 PM 4
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