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Google Drive for Android is about to get a Material Design refresh

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Google is continuing to slowly update all of its apps to a refreshed Material Design style (MD 2.0, to some) and the latest product to get this treatment is Google Drive on Android — the web version has already been updated. It's not actually live yet, but the code is there ready to go, so we can expect it to roll out to users soon.

The screenshots come courtesy of XDA Developers in collaboration with Kieron Quinn, and there aren't too many surprises in view of Google's other recent redesigns.

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Google Drive for Android is about to get a Material Design refresh was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Search desktop UI showing refreshed Material Design with rounded corners and persistent search bar

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

I've been noticing it pretty much since I arrived in Germany for IFA 2018, and now we've had a few tips from readers to confirm it. Google's desktop search UI is being updated to more closely follow the latest evolution of the company's Material Design guidelines — this means rounded corners everywhere, more white than a snowstorm, and a persistent search bar.

Slowly but surely, Google has been introducing an updated look (that some are calling Material Design 2.0) to many of its products.

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Google Search desktop UI showing refreshed Material Design with rounded corners and persistent search bar was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Messages for Web gets its own Material UI overhaul too, with dark theme in tow

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Android Messages has been teasing us lately with a new Material UI overhaul and a dark mode: it rolled out, was removed, then rolled back again with the latest update to the app. Now the web interface is following suit by donning its own sexy look with an even sexier dark theme to boot.   

When I opened Android Messages on the web this morning, it still had the original interface that came in June, but after updating the Android app to v3.5.053 and getting the new Material look on my phone, I re-opened the web version and saw it there too.

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Android Messages for Web gets its own Material UI overhaul too, with dark theme in tow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New Material UI and dark mode are back in latest Android Messages [APK Download]

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

If there's one thing we love when it comes to the subject of Android here, it's a good tease. Over the last couple of weeks, Google surreptitiously added and subsequently disabled an updated Material Design interface for Android Messages. In addition to the app's blinding new all-white aesthetic, it also included a new dark mode that should be a bit easier on the eyes at night. Though the updated design was seemingly disabled, it's now back in the latest version — and you can download it now.

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New Material UI and dark mode are back in latest Android Messages [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Reverting] Android Messages v3.5 adds new Material UI with dark mode [APK Download]

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Both Google Phone and Google Contacts had Material redesigns earlier this month. As such, people began speculating that Android Messages would also soon be revamped, and now it's happened. On top of the redesign, version 3.5 of Android Messages also brings a long-awaited dark mode.

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[Update: Reverting] Android Messages v3.5 adds new Material UI with dark mode [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Messages v3.5 adds new Material UI with dark mode [APK Download]

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Both Google Phone and Google Contacts had Material redesigns earlier this month. As such, people began speculating that Android Messages would also soon be revamped, and it's finally happened. On top of the redesign, version 3.5 of Android Messages also brings a long-awaited dark mode.

left: Old. right: New.

My first thought when seeing this new interface was that it resembles Samsung's messaging app quite strongly, with the all-white background and the pastel colors for contact photos.

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Android Messages v3.5 adds new Material UI with dark mode [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Phone v23 brings an updated Material UI to match Contacts’ [APK Download]

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Google Contacts got a UI revamp two days ago, and we'd been wondering when the Google Phone would get a matching refresh. The wondering ends now - Phone v23 beta has just been released, giving us a look at the latest and greatest phone interface from Google.

   

left: Old. right: New.

As with the Contacts refresh, there don't appear to be any changes in functionality. There are still four tabs on the bottom, and the settings menu appears to have the same contents.

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Google Phone v23 brings an updated Material UI to match Contacts' [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google rolls out Contacts v3.0 with new Material interface [APK Download]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

If there's anything Android users want, it's more white UI elements. Oh, is that not what you meant with your repeated calls for a dark mode? Google thought you were being sarcastic. As such, it has launched another redesigned app with an all-white Material interface. Get ready for Contacts 3.0 to sear your retinas.

The app itself appears to have all the same menu options and settings. The difference here is that it adopts Google's new Material Design style. The blue top bar is gone, replaced with a white section that transitions seamlessly into the scrollable contact list.

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Google rolls out Contacts v3.0 with new Material interface [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Opinion Rewards has a much improved UI in testing

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Google's Opinion Rewards app is the only official way to get free Google Play credit, which is why so many use it. Each survey, which usually only takes a couple of seconds, gives out anywhere between $0.10 and $1, and that can add up quickly with enough surveys. A new, Material-themed interface is being tested, and it looks a lot better than the current UI.

left: Current. right: Test.

We had been tipped about a new look for the 'Reward history' page in Opinion Rewards about a week ago, and it seems like that's available for most.

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Google Opinion Rewards has a much improved UI in testing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Check out this cool video teaser showcasing Google’s modern use of Material Design

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Material Design isn't some immutable standard. It's a flowing, breathing, evolving design. As our own former editor Liam (now a Googler) pointed out today, the current expressions we've seen of Google Material are just one potential way to implement the changing design philosophy. So if you're eager to check the possible futures for Google's Material designs, you should probably watch this video.

It's short, but it's pretty slick, reminding us of the original video announcement which accompanied the I/O 2014 reveal for Material Design.

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Check out this cool video teaser showcasing Google's modern use of Material Design was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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