If one subscribes to Google’s Chrome “Canary,” the most recent release for Linux, Chrome OS, and Windows now features a much-required facelift. All the credit goes to the new Material Design UI (user interface). This fresh appearance is set as the default, offering improvements to the dreary obsolete Chrome design with a round address bar, new omnibox suggestion icons, and colored & curved browser tabs.
Material Design launched in 2014 by Google is a design language. It is anchored on the “card” plan utilized in Google Now that sponges from long-established real-world ink and paper designs. It tries to imitate physical substrates in a practical environment, making crisp shadows and edges that confer depth. The Material Design penetrated Android 5.0 and is gradually turning the default visual design in all Google services and apps.
Google says, “Material Design is directed by print design techniques—grids, typography, scale, space, imagery, and color—to generate meaning, focus, and hierarchy that plunge watchers in the experience. It is motivated by the physical world together with its textures, comprising how they mirror light and shed shadows. The material surfaces re-create the mediums of ink and paper.”
The UI for Chrome browser of Google has stayed mostly unaltered for several years. One can change its look to some extent with themes downloaded and installed from the Chrome Web Store; however, they merely alter the background colors of the tabs, toolbar, Start page, and so on.
The reality that the Material Design UI is now coming to Chrome Canary implies Google is making advancement on bringing the new interface to a stable build.
Also, Google recently declared that it is getting Morse code to Gboard as an input method for iOS. First, the firm incorporated Morse code in beta form into the Gboard’ Android version shortly following its I/O 2018 keynote. Together with the introduction on iOS, the search giant states it has made several enhancements to the Android experience, as well.