Mobile OSs New Material Design Play Store

Dontazemebro

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I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
Has anyone had a chance to check out the latest update to the Play Store? There are a lot of nice visuals baked in. The sidebar has a flatter look and they added a neat animation to the menu bar, also you get an updated icon. I have to say I'm quite impressed with the way Material Design is panning out.

They have a link you can download over @ xda

Google Play Store version 5.0.3.1





 
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XVentura

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It looks really slick.

I'm hoping a lot more apps start getting their updates pushed out and in a few months, the app experience on Android is on par - if not better because of extra functionality - than iOS. I've been on Android for a couple of years and love the speed of progress but slickness and presentation of apps is still not as good as iOS, but I have high hopes for Material Design and Android L.
 

samiznaetekto

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I don't understand this "Material Design" thing. What is "Material Design" in these screenshots? To me, it looks like a regular design with buttons and some shadows. I don't see any "materials" here. I thought Material Design means controls look like physical objects rendered with light tracing, no?
 

Tinmania

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I don't understand this "Material Design" thing. What is "Material Design" in these screenshots? To me, it looks like a regular design with buttons and some shadows. I don't see any "materials" here. I thought Material Design means controls look like physical objects rendered with light tracing, no?
Where did you get that definition? Just curious.




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Ddyracer

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I don't understand this "Material Design" thing. What is "Material Design" in these screenshots? To me, it looks like a regular design with buttons and some shadows. I don't see any "materials" here. I thought Material Design means controls look like physical objects rendered with light tracing, no?
Once you use it you will get it. Can't judge from the screenies.
 

ChazUK

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Shamelessly stolen from Google+, I don't think android has had such detail on something so small before.


So simple but so nice looking.
 

Fanaticalism

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INSTAGRAM with Material Design: http://youtu.be/ojwdmgmdR_Q

Great concept video of how MD can implemented