Google Calculator app updated with refreshed ‘Material Theme’ design

The updated app isn't live in the Play Store yet.

  • Published: September 19, 2018 5:49 PM IST

Image Credit: Android Police

It seems Google is on a visual overhaul spree these days, updating everything from browsers to apps with new design. The latest Google product to get the new UI refresh is the stock Calculator app.

According to a report by Android Police, the upcoming version 7.5 of Google Calculator introduces a new ‘Material Theme’ design to the lightweight calculation app, bringing it in line with other recently-updated products and services like Gmail and Chrome. That said, the changes are only in the visuals, and the functionality remains the same.

The new design brings a new font (Product Sans), in addition to having a slightly-tweaked colour palette. The black navigation bar and grey status bar of the previous version now appear white with the new variant. The number pad now has a much-lighter shade of grey than the usual dark one. The slide-in tab now uses a slightly-darker hue of blue, while the ‘History’ section of the app has been tweaked a bit as well.

It’s worth mentioning that the new version isn’t yet live in the Play Store. Therefore, in case you want to try it out, you’ll have to search and download the APK of version 7.5, and sideload it to your Android smartphone.

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Google recently started seeding an update to Chrome OS, the operating system that powers Chromebooks. The biggest change here is the refreshed ‘Material Theme’ design, which comes with rounded corners and overall softer visuals. In addition, it finally brings Linux app support to Chrome OS, a feature that had been in beta until now. Developers can now Linux apps and command-line tools via a terminal. The feature is intended to allow developers test Android apps on Chromebooks.

  • Published Date: September 19, 2018 5:49 PM IST