If these last few Google app leaks are legit, it looks like Google is planning to add all the color back into Android. Honeycomb made everything neon, Ice Cream Sandwich made everything blue, and KitKat made everything white and clean. Now, all these leaks show redesigned Google apps with crazy colors. And while I may not like it, it may be the way Android is heading soon.
The latest leak is another photo of the dialer. The previous photo was leaked courtesy of Google itself, when its Twitter account tweeted out a photo of a dialer. It looked like the current dialer, but the bar on top was blue. This photo furthers the blue theme, but also shows changes in the contact view.
All the contacts now look like Gmail thumbnails, with photos of the person if available, or a colored card with a letter if not. The blue bar at the bottom just adds a bit of colored flare to the previously white app. I must say, it doesn’t look too bad.
The screenshot was allegedly taken from a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.3, possibly hinting at a Google employee testing the new firmware. However, we’ll have to wait until the official release of 4.4.3 to see if the dialer will actually be redesigned. Do you like the direction that Android is headed?