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Another Google App redesign leaked, this time it’s Google+

6 months ago 6

We’ve seen a few Google app redesigns leak lately, including Calendar and Gmail. I can’t say I love the new looks — in fact, I kinda hate them — but they seem to appeal to quite a few others. Now another refreshed Google app has leaked, and this time it’s Google+.

The leaked screenshots show some huge changes to the Google+ app. First of all, the action bar is now a bright red but still retains its Holo look. It’s not a big departure compared to the previous leaks, and I like that. The post bar at the bottom has been replaced with a floating circle button, and the post screen floats above the app on tablets. It’s pretty nice and is reminiscent of the Talon for Twitter app.

Then there is the red shade that appears overlays are open. I think that they look pretty terrible, but they could just be the result of a developer option that’s enabled. Either way, I hope they don’t make it into the final version of the app. This red just makes things look overbearing, and the gray shade is much better.

We don’t know if these screenshots are real, but I wouldn’t be upster if they were. I like the new red look and the disappearance of the post bar at the bottom. Tell us your thoughts on the new app design in the comments. Also, tell us if you think Google should stick with Holo or move onto a new design style.