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New video gives us a tantalizing peek at Android L’s beautiful Material Design

Published Oct 10th, 2014 11:21AM EDT
Android L Material Design Video Preview

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Can’t wait to get a look at how Google’s new Android L and its Material Design UI will look on your phone? Then you should check out a new video posted by Droid Life that shows off the full version of Google Play 5.0, which just happens to be the first version of the Google Play Store that is fully optimized for Android L and that fully incorporates Material Design.

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There’s nothing in this video that’s completely revelatory but it’s still a fascinating look at some of the changes that Google is making with Material Design to make both its own apps and Android as a whole more attractive and more intuitive to use.

Among other things, Droid Life notices that Google has taken a page from Apple’s remake of iOS by making its icons flatter and by using solid colors instead of having icons that have diamond and triangle-shaped patterns on them. Google has also made the font smaller on sidebar menus to let you see more options on the display without having to scroll down. Google has also tried to free up more screen real estate by making the top bar for Categories disappear when you’re looking at apps in the Google Play app store — instead, the bar will only appear once you start scrolling up and down.

The full video is worth checking out and can be found below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.