SO BLUE

Someone manning the @googlenexus Twitter account was helping a user with an issue, and sent out a picture of the phone dialer app. Apparently, they're not using the same version of Android that the rest of us little people are using, and the new color theme has caused quite the uproar.

If you didn't think a new version of Android — one with new icons and colors — was in the works, you haven't been paying attention.

Source: @googlenexus

 
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nicocassa1 says:

On purpose ? Or is someone in serious trouble...

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Accidents do happen.
And not everyone gets in trouble for accidents.

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Yeah, this seems like an honest mistake. I doubt whoever is at fault got into much shit for it.

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Someone at tech support sitting with a "confidential" OS edition on the phone they're using for end user support? I smell a fish called "Hey everybody! It's almost time for I/O 2014 now"... :)

eahinrichsen says:

Eh, Google's pretty well-known for extensive dogfooding. I wouldn't be at all surprised if even their social media grunts are testing minor upgrades before the rest of us see them.

nicocassa1 says:

Yep, i may have exaggerated with serious

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lightyear420 says:

It's Google. Nothing they do is accidental. They are an advertising firm, first and foremost, people...leaks get people talking, and people talking (word of mouth) is the best advertising known to man. Plus, leaks are free!! It's a win-win. It's not like we don't know 4.4.3 and at least some minor design changes are coming, so it's a pretty safe bet to leak something like this. It just solidifies what we already know.

Looks nice. Anyone know what app is displaying the date in the notification bar?

decko5 says:

Google Calendar?

mahers says:

Maybe for a reminder, but I'm looking for a constant date to display

Steve Hall says:

Well, that icon is showing a "1" on April 11 . . . so probably not what you're looking for. :)

goldfndr says:

Power Toggles (by Painless Apps) has the current date as an option for the notification bar, if that's how you want toggles accessed.

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Tigrisan says:

Calendar Status Pro has a little icon like that in the notification bar. Nice little app.

Darth Spock says:

That's the standard icon you get on "stock" when you have an appointment reminder from Google Calendar.

law2010 says:

That is a Google Calendar reminder notification. I get that about 20 times a day using the Google Calendar App. It is not persistent. The icon shows up when a meeting is about to start and basically tells me to bring down the pull-down menu and see what it is. As soon as I dismiss the reminder, the reminder notification goes away.

Ikeman90 says:

its just a google calender reminder. nothing new there.

vividrich says:

Translucent status and menu bars would be even better...

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hmmm says:

Lol, the things people get excited about...

quailallstar says:

Not to mention get their panties in a bunch too

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vabeloved says:

Exactly. Big whoop.

figueroaw says:

+1000000000

Apaca1ypse says:

I wonder how many call Manresa got...

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Jonneh says:

Lol! My favorite comment goes to you.

dumbcow1 says:

I'm guilty. Hahahaha. I asked if their refrigerator was running. They didn't seem amused.

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The Googler has his bluetooth turned on too. I wonder if he is also testing an Android Wear device.

jonnyships says:

Probably for his BT headset

stewm says:

nothing connected to bluetooth though since it is grey and not white.

Missy101 says:

Maybe he is using a theme?

sicembaylor says:

I really don't like this. I really prefer dark grays or blacks. The "carbon" theme looks the absolute best to me.

draconus says:

You may be able to pick system-wide themes in the settings, including color palette. That would be a boon, right?

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sicembaylor says:

Indeed, it would.

TenshiNo says:

Having that built directly into Android would be pretty awesome.

Omg this is seriooooouuusssss

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NoNexus says:

Yuck

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ScottJ says:

That's what she said.

Apparently it's not garish enough for NoNexus. He thinks Touchwiz is good.

NoNexus says:

Who said that? Someone's mom and sister was fine with it. Both times

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ScottJ says:

Methinks NoNexus' problem is NoSexus.

ACADM says:

Zing!

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MarkSeven says:

LMAO

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bhatech says:

Not surprised to hear that from nonexus guy.

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ScottJ says:

Exactly. Naming yourself after your hatred of a device is trolling without even having to post. He's a big joke.

steveb24 says:

Your logic is truly unassailable.

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Impulses says:

Looks just like the current dialer but with a blue title bar and blue backdrop for a photo-less contact... Hardly earth shattering, specially considering the current dialer already has blue highlights elsewhere.

ZiggSeVO says:

Or maybe they are running a theme or ROM?

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icvos says:

Poor Manresa had to get a new number.

troshs says:

Restaurant in CA, according to comments below. Might boost business...although I wonder how many prank calls they got!!

richhoops says:

Hopefully this one is usable in landscape

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Dbdlr says:

Plus, that's the telephone number of one of the best restaurants in California ;)

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troshs says:

I wonder how many prank calls they got....

MarkSeven says:

Okay.. So what's so special about it?

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sentinelred says:

It looks good but its not too noticeably different from Kit Kat as we know it

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i'm for it.

anekin007 says:

Internet goes wild? lol. Oh nexus users. You make me laugh. Updated my M7 to sense 6 and it does this. Cool to have different theme colors but nothing wild about it.

frozencloud says:

it would be cool if they change the color to the notification bar and the bar at the bottom to match color

Does the restaurant deliver?

meyerweb says:

I already have a blue-themed dialer app, and Google had nothing to do with it.