Google plans on changing Android's design?

Google plans on changing Android's design?
Back in April, we showed you screenshots displaying what was claimed to be a design overhaul for the Android UI. A report published on Thursday, states that Google is working on a project called "Quantum Paper," which will offer one UI for Google apps on Android, iOS and on the web. This could lead to a change in design for the Android platform itself.

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.

Leaked screenshots showing new look of the Android Gmail app

Leaked screenshots showing new look of the Android Gmail app


source: Geek via AndroidPolice

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43 Comments

1. Hughey2k2

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Sweet I love the fact that Google keeps on updating their products.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But they continue to ignore addressing underlining issues that still plague android.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Like...

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He is hating and dislikes Android. He is iJelly

15. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're not different you're an iHater. LOL

47. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wrong Hate the company Apple the patent trolls

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Untimely updates Privacy concerns App compatibility Locking down Android with each new iteration Some devices still report lag despite project butter Just to name a few

39. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You know, none of that is Google's fault. Those issues are caused by the carriers, OEMs, and their devices, not Google's OS...

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Rebuttals not excuses please

55. jroc74

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.

54. meanestgenius

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.

56. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly.....Apple cant be looked at as an overall example of the right way because the iPhone, iOS has issues too. No OS, desktop or mobile, is perfect.

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

You hit the nail right on the head. "No OS, desktop or mobile, is perfect." Plus one to you.

5. Finalflash

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.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And Apple keep adding extra row of icons for their 4.7"-6"

61. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

I'm afraid you're mistaking Android for iOS.

6. verbalize

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

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

if you have a off brand name phone that you bought from over sea's for the rest of the world it will be soon my gs3 from 2 years ago is on stock kitkat,4.4.3 you just need a good phone maker to keep up with the new tech.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Make those status and on screen button bars transparent in all apps

7. Liveitup

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.

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao Wp will be gone just like Wp7 and WM.

21. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Way to add something to the topic TROLL tm! Maybe you aren't thinking clearly with Google grinding their unmentionables on your chin?

59. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You mean WebOS? I know you must keep forgetting they hired a former WebOS guy before WP launched...

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Android going flat? What could have inspired Google to do this to their mobile OS? Hmm...

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

WebOS and Durate, the ex WebOS guy they hired...the inspiration started with Honeycomb.

62. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

they are just following the trend.

14. FingerMyApple unregistered

Can't wait to see malware getting flat as well :)

16. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lol that was rude

22. ArtSim98

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.

23. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Not true at all.. now there was an article about ios crashing more though lol

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