Material Design Hits Chrome Beta (Pics)

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Google is hard at work updating all the apps in the new Material Design for Android Lollipop :cool:
     

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  2. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There's no number for your amount of tabs? Because if so that sounds annoying....
     
  4. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Certainly would be. Probably an oversight that they'll fix.
     
  5. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    Waiting for people claiming Google had copied the tab view from iOS 7 :D

    (PS: I know it was the other way around :p )
     
  6. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    They certainly had it first but you can't deny they're moving closer to the Safari version of it with L [​IMG]
     
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    Google is moving to a more IOS centric look.
     
  8. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think both iOS and Android are just simply arriving at the same point of design evolution at the same time, albeit for completely different reasons.
     
  9. SpoonCody macrumors 6502

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    It is! Not sure why Google would remove that. Pretty useful information.

    Otherwise, Material Design is shaping up quite nicely.
     
  10. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    Where is your source that Android 'L' is for Lollipop ?

    Most expect it to be another corporate tie in like Kit Kat was, and will most likely be a name brand candy like Lemon Heads or Lifesavers
     
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    Because......they need the money?


    I really see no incentive and KK was the first. Not that it matters. Some people get caught up in names. Android L is fine with me.
     
  12. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope. No corporate tie in this time. The story behind KitKat is interesting, but had nothing to do with money or corporate sponsoring.
     
  13. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Not a fan of how the refresh button has moved under the menu button. Weird design change as it now takes two taps to do what used to take one.
     
  14. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I just noticed that! Yeah, that isn't a good move on their part. I know they are trying to keep a minimal theme, but I hope they at least allow an option under settings for us to have refresh button in the search bar.
     
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    Or maybe it's just L.

    L = 50 -> 5.0.

    They could've decided to drop the desserts.
     
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    Yep agreed. It's like a convergence of design ethos has led them to the similar end product design aesthetics wise ....
     
  17. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    That would actually be a cool way to name versions, but 7.4 would be funny at best: LXXIV ;)
     
  18. SpoonCody macrumors 6502

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    You can still do it on one press, though it requires a bit of a slide. You can hold the menu button and slide directly to the refresh button, which happens to be right underneath the menu button. Then let go.

    Still one tap, technically. ;)

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    I agree. I would prefer the refresh button available right away. But look at my above post -- you can still technically refresh with one tap.
     
  19. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip. The design change makes more sense now given the shift to gesture-based actions. Still not a fan, especially since the tablet version still has the refresh button broken out separately, but I'll get used to it.
     
  20. SpoonCody macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I like the slide gesturing more for helping me reach the Bookmark button easier.
     

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