Google’s latest Android version, 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest update that the tech giant has ever created. Well, the biggest update after Ice Cream Sandwich. However, Lollipop is the first update that brings a completely new design over Ice Cream Sandwich compared to other versions like Jelly Bean and KitKat which had only minor changes.
Among the long list of changes and improvements, there’s one thing that for most users is better and more exiting than features: Material Design, which is a redesigned UI. For many people, Material is excellent while for other users it can be difficult to get used to the new design. But all agree that Material is a huge improvement over Holo.
With the release of the third Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview image, there are a lot of system applications that have been updated with Material Design. When the first Developer Preview image got released back in June, apps weren’t optimized and didn’t have full Material Design. But the third update is almost a stable Lollipop build which has all the goodies.
The first thing that developers did when the third Developer Preview image got released was extracting APK files of system apps. Most of the apps can run fine by sideloading but some of them can even be installed as normal APKs on Lollipop and even KitKat.
This time, 7 new apps have been extracted from the third Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview image.
Google Play Music with Material Design
Of course, one of the most requested applications has been Google Play Music. The user interface has changed a lot but many modifications and tweaks are done in order to make the app better and simpler.
Google Fit with Material Design
Google Fit is another application designed towards fitness people. It can track your goals and allows the user to set different activities.
Messenger Messaging App
Messenger has finally received its own Material Design treatment. The Plus button on the bottom is still there and a long press will display conversations.
Google Play Music: Music2.apk
Google Fit: Fitness.apk
Google Messenger: NewMessenger.apk
Google Keep: Keep2.apk
Google Drive: Drive.apk