Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Google changes the design of Android - CNews.ru

Android operating system is waiting for a redesign. Expected to be redrawn shortcuts to most system applications. The main task – to bring to a common denominator in the design of the mobile platform and Google on its web sites.

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Google plans to update the design of the Android operating system , redraw shortcuts to applications, according to Android Police.

changes will affect the mail client, calendar, messages, photo gallery, contacts, store and other applications that are part of the platform.

Android Police sources reported that the update design called Moonshine, and his task – to lead to a common denominator the entire graphic design Google.

problem lies in the fact that the websites Google uses labels to be decorated, and Android – another. The company intends to fix it.

New labels will become more simple and flat, although not completely lose the depth – it will ensure the long shadows.

Last week there was an information that Google is also planning to change the design of Gmail applications and “Calendar.” Sources say that the design of the new “Calendar” will be flatter and more spacious by eliminating the thick lines of the grid.

Updated shortcuts (in the right column)

assumed that Android updated design will be presented at the conference Google I / O, towards the end of June 2014

screenshot desktop with new labels

current version of Android (Android 4.4 KitKat) was released in September 2013, among other things, its developers have paid attention to graphic design, improving the appearance and functionality of some applications and adding new visual elements.

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