Take a gander at the video below, ladies and gents - it was just posted to the Google Developers YouTube account. "Material Design" doesn't feature any context, but anyone who's kept up with the leaks here at Android Police will probably notice some familiar design elements.

At the end of the video is a link to Google.com/design, which gives notes and suggestions on Google's new direction for both web and mobile visual design. The documentation includes a huge amount of visual and programming information, which will no doubt be a focus of the I/O developer conference over the next few days.


We'll almost certainly see some of this in Google I/O 2014 Keynote, scheduled to start any minute now. Check our liveblog for the usual goodies, or watch Google's own streaming video.

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Ivan Feign

    So excited, this makes the circles that have showed up in Google stuff lately worthwhile

  • lbrfabio

    wow, that calendar...

  • .

    Jizz in my pants !

  • MrJigolo

    The transistions are wonderful

    • Chris

      Hopefully they are that smooth in real use.

  • Bruna


  • guest

    New Softkeys!!!!!!!!!!

    • Daniel Collins

      UGH! I like the old ones.

      • cordell507

        Good thing about android, you can change them

  • Chris

    Those navigation buttons are ugly as hell. Do they have to dumb it down like that? People are too stupid to understand shapes more complex than a circle, square, or triangle?

    • Daniel Collins

      I know, right? I love the current soft keys. I kinda like the simpler sense UI keys as well, but these just look stupid.

      • Đức Thành

        B-but... but I like them...

  • Daniel Collins


  • Richard

    Well, Android is now colourful. :D
    I hope most of this makes it to AOSP.

    But I don't think this will be good for AMOLED screens.

  • Uh oh

    Yay, they've created... uglified version on Windows Metro! Whah! Amazing! :)

    • WhyWai

      Where did you found the resemblance with WP? lol

  • oozzy

    From pathetic mess of icons to pathetic copy of WP. I'm going to disassemble all my pathetic Android devices. Sigh!

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    • Maxster96

      Yes, it is. It's supposed to be cross platform. Google's going to make this carry over to iOS with the apps it makes in house.

  • WhyWai

    Wow! love it! Looks fresh!

  • Rovindra Singh

    I hope to god they improve on the calendar app for Android. Compared to Sunrise Calendar it is horrible as hell. They should take some design cues from them.

  • black

    Wooooooooooooooow! I don't want to wake up!