This is what Hangouts will look like with more Material design
posted by Michael H. / Dec 06, 2014, 6:27 PM
Android Police got their hands on an unreleased version of Hangouts, and it gives a glimpse at the changes that Google is working on with the UI. As you can see below (the old Hangouts app is on the left, the new version on the right), we're not talking about huge changes. The usual hallmarks of Material design are there, with the title bar color (which has been darkened a bit) extending to the system bar at the top. The hamburger menu icon has been shifted out, so it is fully visible; and, the hamburger menu itself has the account dropdown, and the menu now extends to the top of the display.
One disconcerting change is that the contacts list once again doesn't show whether or not your contacts are online. This was a major omission from the original version of Hangouts that took Google far too long to bring back; so, we're hoping that isn't going to be the case here. The "mood" setting option also appears missing, so again, we're hoping that all this will be back for the proper release of this update.
(as noted, the old Hangouts is on the left, and the new version on the right)
source: Android Police
They should incorporate the dialing app into the official app It's too clumsy having two separate apps that should have been one when they add the calling function
posted on Dec 06, 2014, 6:43 PM 1
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Hangouts it's laggy even on lollipop (GS5 and Nexus 4). They need to redo the app from scratch.
posted on Dec 06, 2014, 7:32 PM 2
Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012
Hang Out work like any other app on my note 3. I use it on a daily basis with my inner circle. Yesterday just receive a security firmware update from Samsung for my Note 3. Battery at 43% since two days ago friday. Waiting for it to discharge to 15% for a battery swap.
posted on Dec 06, 2014, 10:02 PM 2
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