News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 09, 2014.
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Android has undergone some radical visual changes in its interface design, and a new set of changes may be heading for the Google-created Android apps based on fresh leaked images obtained by Geek.com. According to the typically spot-on Russel Holly, the images posted above are of a new version of the official Google Calendar app currently being tested. There's no guarantee that these are the final design, but they may be an early glimpse into a new direction Google plans to take for its Android apps.
While the Google Mobile Services apps have progressively gotten simpler by removing visual tabs and bevels in favor of flatter surfaces, the new design is the cleanest version yet. The interface has removed many of its colors and icons in favor of a white surface with minimal amounts of color. There are new animations and scrolling effects not detailed in the post that appear to be eye-popping.
The leaked Calendar app also includes a Daily Agenda feature and social interactions. Daily Agenda is an optional way to email the day's scheduled events and the social component is the introduction of birthday reminders in the calendar view or a dedicated cake section that lists upcoming birthdays of Google+ friends.
We don't know when Google plans to release this information, but don't be surprised if Google announces this at its Google I/O conference in June. Maybe sooner.
Google Calendar leaked Android image
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