Oct, 09 2013

Android Downloads UI
Normally, when new Android versions are released to the world, Android fans such as ourselves don’t head to the Downloads app to look for any new goodies. However, when the Downloads app is about to undergo a complete graphical redesign, we pay attention. As we continue towards the next batch of Nexus devices and the inevitable Android 4.4 KitKat release, the pace for leaks has quickened. Let’s take a look at what we have this time around.

  • Pictured above, you can see the side by side differences between the leaked UI and the current Jelly Bean UI.
  • New Holo Light theme instead of Holo Dark. A white, light theme matches other core Google apps and seems to fit quite nicely with other leaks depicting a whiter Android UI.
  • The Downloads icon is now much cleaner and flatter.
  • The action bar also includes two new icons. The icon with the three lines most likely contains sorting options for sorting by file size or by date. ┬áThe four square dots icon is most likely for changing the view from displaying files in a list to cards, or tile view, similar to how Google Drive currently looks and functions as shown below.

Google-Drive-Files-View
Do you like the new Holo Light theme with flatter icons that seem to be the theme with Android 4.4? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Android Police

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