Google Tweets blue-themed Android dialer app, Internet goes wild

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.

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Source: @googlenexus

Jerry Hildenbrand
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56 Comments
  • On purpose ? Or is someone in serious trouble... Posted via Android Central App
  • Accidents do happen.
    And not everyone gets in trouble for accidents. Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
  • Yeah, this seems like an honest mistake. I doubt whoever is at fault got into much shit for it. ಠ益ಠ
  • 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"... :)
  • 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.
  • Yep, i may have exaggerated with serious Posted via Android Central App
  • 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?
  • Google Calendar?
  • Maybe for a reminder, but I'm looking for a constant date to display
  • Well, that icon is showing a "1" on April 11 . . . so probably not what you're looking for. :)
  • Power Toggles (by Painless Apps) has the current date as an option for the notification bar, if that's how you want toggles accessed. Posted via Android Central App
  • Calendar Status Pro has a little icon like that in the notification bar. Nice little app.
  • That's the standard icon you get on "stock" when you have an appointment reminder from Google Calendar.
  • 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.
  • its just a google calender reminder. nothing new there.
  • Translucent status and menu bars would be even better... Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
  • Lol, the things people get excited about...
  • Not to mention get their panties in a bunch too Posted via Android Central App
  • Exactly. Big whoop.
  • +1000000000
  • I wonder how many call Manresa got... Posted via Android Central App
  • Lol! My favorite comment goes to you.
  • I'm guilty. Hahahaha. I asked if their refrigerator was running. They didn't seem amused. Posted via Android Central App
  • The Googler has his bluetooth turned on too. I wonder if he is also testing an Android Wear device.
  • Probably for his BT headset
  • nothing connected to bluetooth though since it is grey and not white.
  • Maybe he is using a theme?
  • I really don't like this. I really prefer dark grays or blacks. The "carbon" theme looks the absolute best to me.
  • You may be able to pick system-wide themes in the settings, including color palette. That would be a boon, right? Posted via Android Central App
  • Indeed, it would.
  • Having that built directly into Android would be pretty awesome.
  • Omg this is seriooooouuusssss Posted via Nexus 7 Razor Rooted (nexogen)
  • Yuck Posted via Android Central App
  • That's what she said. Apparently it's not garish enough for NoNexus. He thinks Touchwiz is good.
  • Who said that? Someone's mom and sister was fine with it. Both times Posted via Android Central App
  • Methinks NoNexus' problem is NoSexus.
  • Zing! Posted via Android Central App
  • LMAO Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • Not surprised to hear that from nonexus guy. Posted via Android Central App
  • Exactly. Naming yourself after your hatred of a device is trolling without even having to post. He's a big joke.
  • Your logic is truly unassailable. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • Or maybe they are running a theme or ROM? Posted via Android Central App
  • Poor Manresa had to get a new number.
  • Restaurant in CA, according to comments below. Might boost business...although I wonder how many prank calls they got!!
  • Hopefully this one is usable in landscape Posted via Android Central App
  • Plus, that's the telephone number of one of the best restaurants in California ;) Posted via Android Central App
  • I wonder how many prank calls they got....
  • Okay.. So what's so special about it? Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • It looks good but its not too noticeably different from Kit Kat as we know it Sent via my Verizon Moto X
  • i'm for it.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • I already have a blue-themed dialer app, and Google had nothing to do with it.