Originally Posted by sudhamsu
I agree. The new design looks cleaner (maybe only a little more than holo) but its definitely feels more energetic! Got to give it to Google for redesigning the navbar buttons as well - it's a bold move considering that the new buttons are not as intuitive as the old ones, but I guess people have gotten used to the three ever-present buttons enough to change their look now. I also like that Google has finally included status bar and navbar coloring (as opposed to the transparent effect that could be employed in KitKat, which is also good depending on the app). On the same lines, Google is also providing the developers with a tool to extract prominent colors out of images to use them in corresponding layout etc. Overall, this is looks like a heavy overhaul and a (positive) shift in Android (also referring to One, TV, Wear, Auto, and other new things introduced today/yesterday).
Those redesigned navbar buttons are probably the only UI change I feel on the fence about. I'm still not sure if I like them or not.
I agree that its a bold move redesigning them so radically and I appreciate this change, which shouldn't be a dealbreaker for most since, as you said, people are probably already used to the positions by now.
But I feel like they kind of don't fit with the new design as much as the other elements. Like they are too bold (or heavy?
) as compared to the flat design. Maybe I would've been on board more readily if they were a bit more.. timid, maybe?
And yes, this was a big event with lots major anouncements. Looks like Google is finally putting a lot more focus on integration and cohesiveness across multiple platforms and devices
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Any ideas when Android L will be released?