Google+ Update Brings More Material Design to Communities

2015-04-19 23.31.02

Google has issued a update to Google+ which brings more Material Design to your Community pages. When Google first updated Google+ with the Material Design guidelines, the community pages continued to have a smaller banner at the top with the name of the given community. The new update replaces this with a large banner with the name below in large text on a blue-black color background. Unfortunately the scaling seems to be poor on the community image as there is noticeable pixelation, surely Google will fix this in a later update.

This update also brings the Lollipop Material Design refresh animation, no more multi-color stripes when you refresh a page in Google+! The photo above on the right shows the small spinning arrow that Google has adopted for refresh, which now appears in the Google+ app. We admit that this post was mainly a shameless plug for you to go join our Google+ community, so go do that now: High on Android Community. We often post links to our videos on the community page, and there is always great discussion about ROMs, join in and stay High on Android!

If you haven’t gotten the update for Google+ yet, you can sideload it here: Google+ Update

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"