Google has brought some of its Material Design to Chrome for Android


Want an Early glimpse at Google’s Material Design? The search giant this week quietly updated Chrome for Android, which features the flatter, more functional aesthetic. It looks quite nice, and is an especially good look at what’s to come when Android L hits later this fall. Of course, with the good always comes the bad. Many people are unhappy with the redesign—particularly with Google’s decision to remove the refresh icon from the address bar. It looks like Google may have went with fashion over function, but I’m sure plenty more updates will be available down the road.

It’s taking them slowly but surely to roll it out, but Google is continuing to apply its Material Design to its products. The latest to have been updated to this new look is something that most Android users probably have on their devices: the Chrome Browser. Version 37 of one of the most popular mobile browsers sees a new look, a simplified sign-in system and more bug fixes and improvements which is always a welcome update. Of course if you’ve been on Chrome Browser Beta, then you’ve already been enjoying these updates for some time now, since it has been there for almost two months already. But for the more cautious ones who prefer the more “stable” version of Chrome, then you can now finally officially say that you’ve been “materialized”. In preparation for Android L, Google has been changing the design of its products, previously with I/O 2014 and then just a few days ago, its News and Weather app. Now you can see it in the “flatness” of your tabs and icons on the Chrome Browser.

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