With Google expected to unveil the next version of Android at the I/O later this month, Android Police is reporting about a project that will see a major overhaul of the operating system’s design. This project called ‘Quantum Paper’ will change Android’s design and use unified elements across all products and platforms.
What this essentially means is that no matter what platform you are on or what Google product you are using, the user interface and experience will be similar. So for example, Google apps on iOS will look and feel the same as their Android counterparts. Google is also said to be giving developers access to Quantum Paper design language and encouraging them to integrate these elements into their own apps.
While the publication has posted some concept images, it also refers back to the leaked screenshots of the yet unreleased version of Gmail app that leaked last month. The report says that the design seen in the screenshots is likely to be a part of the Quantum Paper design language.
The report further adds that apps like Google+ will be one of the first to get the design overhaul and the rest of the apps too will soon be updated, before Google releases Android 4.5 “L” to the masses.