Friday, June 20, 2014

Did Google Show Off a Redesigned Status bar Coming to a Future Version of Android?

 
What looks strange is the signal and battery icons in the status bar – they are definitely different from the Current ones as you can see.   The icons actually looks very similar to Sony uses? 

Here you can take a look at the status bar icons on the Nexus 5 compared to the one shown on the Google I/O website. We still are not sure that a new version of Android coming out of Google I/O this year, but we could be surprised with a new version.



Google I/O kicks off on Wednesday, June 25th, which is next week, and we're definitely excited for Google I/O this year. We're looking at Android Wear being announced and seeing lots of during the Keynote, but as far as Android 4.5 or even 5.0, I just don't see that happening. Last year we didn't see a new version of Android, we actually got it a couple months later at a separate event with the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Chromecast. 
We know that Google is planning some redesigns for the next version of Android as well as kicking out Dalvik runtime. But we shouldn't be surprised with a redesign of Android since we do see changes in the design all the time, just about every version of Android gets a tweak in its design. Which is normal for an OS. Sure there were some UI changes, but not much to get excited about.
Next week will be like Christmas for many of us, as Google has all kinds of presents and we can’t to see what Google has in store.