Here's how Chrome may end up looking like in Android L

Here's how Chrome may end up looking like in Android L
Yesterday, Google pushed an update to the Chrome Beta app, introducing the new Material design to the veteran browser. While we can make no promises, this is more than likely the way that Chrome will end up looking like in Android L, though there are still parts of it that haven't been updated to the new design language.

As those of you familiar with Google's new Material design would expect, the new Chrome Beta has a decidedly flatter look, and interacting with, say, the address bar, provides better feedback through animations. The Tabs window has also been changed -- for one, you can no longer see how many tabs you have open (a bug?), and the look has been changed to, again, a flatter one. Lastly, it should be mentioned again that not all parts of the app have been skinned just yet -- the Settings menu, for example, is still stuck in the pre-Material design era, and so is the default homepage with your most visited bookmarks.

Again, this is definitely not final, so further tweaks will likely take place. That, after all, is the purpose of Chrome Beta -- to test out new features and changes before they're made public with Chrome.

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13 Comments

1. Nokia99

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Doesn't look like material design to me

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6740; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It looks more polished. Like you would polish the 'Chrome' on a car. ;-)

2. Nokia99

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Doesn't look like material design to me

3. hohogaga

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

Wow it looks like Chrome !

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

look like they just flattened up things

5. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Chrome, browser? :) Such a silly name.

6. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

And the difference is.....almost none...

7. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I've been waiting for an annoying bug to be fixed: some pages don't display, just a blank canvas, and only display if I go to the settings menu and return without doing anything. Alas, several updates later and it's still there. Will Google finally fix it? Is it only me?

9. AllTechRox

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Chrome browser beta seems a h&*# of a lot faster than regular chrome on Android.

10. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Look nice. Google really innovate at lightning speed.

11. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Looks cleaner I wouldn't mind if it ends up like this

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I like the latest release of Chrome Beta.... but it's not showing me a count of tabs opened like before... They need to fix that.

13. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I love Android OS but honeslt I really hate Chrome (PC and mobile) Is just not for me, hehe I know alot of people who love it, but is not for me :C

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