10 Things About Google's New Android Design That Will Have iPhone Owners Drooling With Jealousy


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Android design chief Matias Duarte at Google I/O

If you're an avid Android user, your phone's software is about to look a whole lot different in the next few months.


Google is billing the redesigned user interface as the key feature in its next major mobile software update, Android L.

With Android L, Google is introducing some aesthetic tweaks as part of its Material Design overhaul.

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Material Design is a sleek, neat, and colorful new interface that's meant to make the user experience seamless across devices on all screens - whether you're using a smartwatch, phone, or tablet.

In addition to a leaner overall look, Material Design adds a few subtle nuances that make the Android experience seem more interactive and visually pleasing.


Google says it studied paper and ink to achieve the shadowed and textured look you'll find in Android L.

Here are some of the best visual components Android users have to look forward to.