In the recently concluded Google I/O event Google has released Android L which is undoubtedly biggest Android update in the years. To ensure it as a smooth rollout to Android mobiles, Google is already transitioning its many of the Android services and apps to follow the latest Material Design interface principles. Google most popular service Google Play Store is already received a half-makeover and now it is testing the new Material Design on the new Chrome Beta app.
Today Google has released the beta version of Chrome 37 for Android devices, which features some Material Design and some updates and tweaks and more from the browser. Chrome Beta version now features the simple and streamlined design and the menu bar is flatter and the interface looks more innovative and futuristic than its current version. This Beta version also features the dark theme for the Incognito mode. Incognito browsing is the secret thing with the new icon and more simplified sign in process.
Here is the change log of new Chrome Beta version
- Material Design updates
- Simplified Sign-in
- Bug fixes, performance improvements and tweaks
- Dark theme for the Incognito mode
- Moonshine style icon
The design change over to the Chrome browser is the welcome change and the icon and the app looks much cleaner and attractive compared to previous. The UI for older version was default light gray for the tablets and dark blue for the phones, but in the beta version navigation buttons, omnibox and tab row are all in dark gray color.
You cannot see the tabs separated into the individual cards, unless your device is running on Android L developer preview.