If you thought we had run out of details to talk about in Android's latest Lollipop iteration, think again. We'll go into 5.1 in gory detail for Getting to Know Android but in the meantime there are still a couple of little details worth pointing out individually. One of those is a tweak to fast scroll bars.
Fast scroll bars are typically used in lists of alphabetically-organized content, where users might want to quickly scroll to a particular entry or section. In 5.0, the fast scroll bar was an oblong shape sitting on a tiny little wire of a scroll track, but it served its purpose. In 5.1, the fast scroll bar has been revamped. It uses the same rounded wedge indicator, but has an ample gray track, a touch target that feels much larger, and a nice bold position indicator. Check out a before and after below.
Left: Android 5.0 on Nexus 6, Right: Android 5.1 on Moto X 2014
This is a small touch, but the fast scroll bar was one detail that just didn't quite fit in with the rest of Android's new aesthetic, so it's nice to see it getting some attention.