Chrome 37 Beta brings Material Design to Chrome for Android

Jane McEntegart

July 24, 2014 4:14pm

Google today announced the beta release of Chrome 37 for Android. The app will hit the Google Play store sometime today and brings a couple of key changes.

The most important is probably the Material Design makeover. Google has brought the Material Design aesthetic to Chrome beta in preparation for Android L, the next version of Android. Announced at Google I/O, Android L will feature Material Design elements throughout the OS. 

Chrome’s first taste of Material Design brings a flatter graphics that use shadows to create depth as well as tabs that can be shuffled up and down and tilt when you reach the top or bottom. The whole idea is to make everything cleaner and to use movement and shadows to create depth and purpose to establish structure and the different movable elements of the app. Google has already brought Android L to Google Docs and Sheets, as well as the Play Store.

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In terms of functionality, the beta version of the Chrome 37 for Android also eliminates the need for users to re-enter their password when they want to access Google services. In other words, if you’re signed into Chrome, you’re signed into everything.

If you have more than one Google Account, you can sign into all of them, and Chrome beta will automatically sign you in to those accounts on the web. You can switch accounts at the touch of a button and your bookmarks, passwords, and other Chrome stuff will be kept in sync across your devices, using the account you choose.

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  • Tommy Crosby

    I like Material Design but I don’t like the face that they are making everything bigger.
    Thankfully everything hides in Chrome once you scroll but still…

  • Lakh Jhajj

    I like Google and what they doing with Android L but I don’t like the fact that if I sign in Chrome I am already signed in YouTube , Hangouts, Gmail. It’s a privacy concern that I feel , I should be able to choose that I want to sign in once or individually on every Google service.

    • 4r7lukm

      agreed, though personally I use chrome only in incognito mode