Google’s in the midst of preparing for a wide-reaching overhaul of its Android apps, and a number of disparate leaks have revealed the same sort of UI changes: flat design, circular icons, and bold color. We shared with you the latest development along these lines earlier this week, after it was discovered that Google itself shared a screengrab from such an updated version of its Android dialer app. Today we’re back to take a second look, with a new screenshot appearing to reveal even more of the dialer’s new makeover.
There might not be any of those circular icons here, but the design is unmistakably Google’s, with a shift to a card-based interface. It’s not entirely clear who the original source is behind these shots, posted to the XDA-Developers forums by a user claiming to be a friend of the phone’s owner, but speculation based on the contacts in the dialer suggest he has close ties to Google.
We’ve also seen some questions raised about the validity of these shots, not helped by the poster’s habit of insulating us from the originals by taking screenshots of existing screenshots, so it’s worth treating this find with a healthy amount of skepticism. Still, it’s enough in line with the type of things we’ve been seeing lately that it rings true enough to our eyes.
Supposedly, this new dialer (and maybe the rest of those app refreshes) would debut alongside the release of Android 4.4.3.