Mobile OSs New Material Design Play Store

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  1. Dontazemebro, Oct 13, 2014
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    Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    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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  2. XVentura macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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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?
     
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    Where did you get that definition? Just curious.




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  6. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Once you use it you will get it. Can't judge from the screenies.
     
  7. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Shamelessly stolen from Google+, I don't think android has had such detail on something so small before.
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    So simple but so nice looking.
     
  8. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Haven't gotten this update yet.

    It does look nice however.
     
  9. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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

    Great concept video of how MD can implemented
     
  10. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    ooooh that's nice, real nice. Not an Instagram user but that's sweet. Now Android manufacturers - ADOPT IT!

     
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    That animation is so gorgeous. I'll be honest in saying I spent a good 5 minutes looking at it on my Nexus 7.
     

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