Material Design UI for mobile web

At the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco today, the company showed off a new mobile web UI that is based on its just revealed Material Design.

Google's Avni Shah, the director of project management for Chrome, started her presentation with a quick mention that the mobile version of Google's Chrome web browser now has 300 million active daily users, up from just 27 million users at the beginning of 2013.

The presentation showed off a demo of how Material Design will allow people who access the web to see some impressive user interfaces from inside pages, including offering fast and fluid animation at 60 frames per second.

The design will also offer a new way to access URLs, including showing sites inside all recently launched documents and apps. Finally, there will be a new way to access Android apps inside links in web search pages for faster access to content.

Follow our live coverage of the rest of today's keynote announcements, in our Google I/O keynote liveblog.

 
There are 6 comments

XavierMatt says:

Hmmm. The new Android is a complete bore. However it's beautiful. Lucky Android did not have any catching up to do. There are a few new features but it's mostly just design changes. Sadly now one will see this because the general public buys Samsung, LG, and HTC.

Hopefully "Android Silver" will change that. I love stock Android, and am probably switching from my M8 to the next higher end Motorola phone is released for a more stock experience.

XavierMatt says:

Yea hopefully.

rd_nest says:

It's actually hmm... Nothing too great IMO. It's ok, I won't lose my sleep if I don't get it.

Sunofabob says:

I use Chrome a lot and I welcome a UI change.

AC App via Nexus 5

Voxophone says:

Chrome is my one and only browser, and I love this new UI. Can't wait.