Attention British people, the BBC News app has been updated with a completely new look—material design and all that. So people must be happy, right? Of course not, because things have changed and change is bad. Sure is pretty, though.

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The changelog for this update only lists Lollipop support and bug fixes, so the UI is the star of the show. It seems like a solid implementation of Android's updated look and feel. It has a tinted status bar, navigation menu, and so on. Some of the early reviews complain that the layout is less ideal for getting a quick overview and there's no 4x1 widget anymore.


The new version is rolling out gradually with everyone getting it this week. Keep in mind this is the UK-only version of the app. The international BBC app is still on the old design and will remain so until later this year. I can't imagine it will be too long, though.

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