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Android 5.0 “Key Lime Pie” UI Concepts Hitting the Web, Give Us Very High Hopes

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As we approach the rumored date for Android 4.3’s launch on June 20 (at least, that’s what our sources say), many have already come to the realization that we should not expect Google to introduce a new interface for the OS. It will still be called Jelly Bean and nothing too crazy will happen. What most in the business have their money on is that we can expect to see Google change up Android’s look in the iteration after next, being Android 5.0 “Key Lime Pie.” That’s when we will see some new colors, icons, wallpapers, etc. take place. 

Graphic designers appear to be already creating their very own concepts for what they would like to see in Android 5.0, playing more with lockscreen widgets and revising the Android homescreen look. Artist Jinesh Shah took to his Google+ page recently to post up a few pictures of his own ideas, some of which we have become big fans of. While it comes off as minimal and clean, there is enough information on any given homescreen and the lockscreen to give off the sense that this concept would be highly functional and practical for users.

The lockscreen widget shows a comprehensive look at this user’s upcoming meeting, even showing a map preview of its location. Below that, we can see upcoming flight details, all of which would be able to be customized under new settings that would come with KLP. As for the homescreen changes, what sets this concept apart from others is the idea of “hidden” widgets. With swipes and other gestures, you could reveal other widgets that don’t necessarily have to be on your homescreen when not being used. It’s a fantastic concept, one that we probably wouldn’t mind seeing implemented.

Android 5.0 Music WidgetAndroid 5.0 Music Widget Closed

Android 5.0 HomescreenAndroid 5.0 Lockscreen

Share your thoughts on the Android 5.0 concept below!

Via: +Jinesh Shah | Reddit

  • chan-chan™ relevant

    Amazing. .
    Simply But Stylish !!
    :)

  • tjubb

    Nice! So looking forward to late 2014 when VZW releases this for the Note2!

    /sarcasm

  • Adam Schadt

    Boss or what?

    • Steve Benson

      If KLP looks like that I’ll switch to iOS.

      • Adam Schadt

        how do like android, like this?

        • Steve Benson

          I’ll take Gingerbread over your mock up any day of the week. Sorry, your concept looks like complete garbage. Looks like my little brother made it. Did you create it in MS Paint?

          Your concept is the exact opposite of boss…

          • Adam Schadt

            Please tell me why, right now I have no idea what you hate about it. And no sir, I use Adobe programs. How old is your little brother about?

          • Steve Benson

            It looks like a cheap rip off of Jelly Bean. Everything looks unpolished.

            – The lock on your lock screen looks terrible.
            – All your icons look ugly.
            – Gmail, Keep, Movie editor, and Youtube all look terrible. Why even change them? They look like early rough concepts.
            – The camera? pretty much the same except for the ugly box in the middle
            – The nav bar? horribly ugly icons.
            – The best part about this whole thing is your wallpaper and even that isn’t hi-res.

            Above all, you could have at least attempted to make this hi-res like the concept in this article.

            Oh, and my little brother is five.

          • Adam Schadt

            Sorry, but you are probably going to be disappointed when i say this, the reason it looks like JB knockoff is because it IS android. I am not trying to reinvent the wheel here, and many things are borrowed from Google to make an accurate concept. The icons are from Chrome OS and Google Web services, like in the one above. A lot of the design aspects, like cards (see Google now widget) are being slowly added to android. And I’m sorry if this bothers you, but you are just going to have to face, or skin it.
            P.s. The low res thing happens when I upload it to a comment. For your information, if you check out the link under, it is a detailed picture. And I’m about as young as I can be on the internet, just saying.

          • Steve Benson
          • Adam Schadt

            Sorry you didn’t like it… here is the background http://thetechnikstudios.deviantart.com/art/Key-Lime-Pie-Wallpaper-378863374

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  • Neelay Shah

    Nice job jinu

  • John

    Omg hideous. Why do all these “graphic designers” make things worse with each new version? I hope it doesn’t end up looking like what is shown there. I find it funny all the iPhone people refusing to upgrade to iOS 7 because it’s so ugly. Man did they screw up that. Hope that doesn’t happen here.

    • Adam Schadt

      hey you, shuddup and show me something better

  • Marcis Buhholcs

    For Android 5: Get rid of that annoying blue tone in notification bar mobile, wifi and battery level indicators. It’s disgusting.

    • Steve Benson

      Yes, it’s time to move on from ICS and JB blue.

  • Chris

    kind of scary hard core android users are into design now…..

    and don’t worry kids. I own an android phone. I’m just not all crazy and goo goo gaa gaa over it. I don’t get an erection over Google announcing new stuff for Android.

  • Babs Oyed

    Looks beautiful.
    I think in Key Lime pie Google should put a major focus on making the whole OS incredibly more beautiful, intuitive, smother running and more battery friendly.

    Already I think it’s bar none the most advanced and intuitive mobile OS and I can’t wait to see it just get better by leaps and bounds.

  • Konshu

    Wasn’t this a concept art off someone on Reddit? Could have sworn I saw this before.

  • docbro

    does anyone know where i can get the wallpaper?

  • zurginator

    Decided to play around with settings and the notification tray using Google’s current design language: http://i.imgur.com/0MH713g.png

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

    Upside-down signal bars bothers my OCD

  • jk69

    I wonder how soon galaxy S4 will get it :/

  • chris420o

    that lockscreen is a fannnnntasticcc idea….if google did that…thad be greatttt

  • iMowLawns4Cheap

    Wow that is just amazing, out of this world, almost supernatural!! NOT…

  • Rex

    Why don’t you wait for it to release first instead of vapid speculation – this is no different from Apple fanboys fapping over photoshopped ‘leaks’ of the next product release.

    • LewisSD

      its a concept…they are not claiming it as a leak.

      • Rex

        It’s baseless speculation over an unreleased product. It’s not endorsed by Google in any way, so what’s the point?

        • Steve Benson

          It’s just for fun you A-hole.

  • Clayton Murray

    I need to find this wallpaper haha

  • Nathaniel Webb

    Big fan of minimalist stuff. This looks great! Ever thought of making a rom?

  • LewisSD

    Anyone else looking for the wallpaper??? Here is the link:

    https://www.box.com/s/qy1fhz6ahcj2bxsdgaor

  • http://www.hdpixels.net/ HDpixels

    Just write 1 word “Epic”

  • Martin S Shepherd

    They need to get rid of those horizontal lines and leave the little flat “v” to indicate hide/show widget… Besides that – I can change all the colors back to blue… So, I like it. I don’t really use Google Now as I rarely have to go somewhere or have a meeting I’m not THOROUGHLY aware of…. But, I do use the “voice activated search” and activity/app activation frequently.

  • RoachDBug

    I’m not sure how I feel about the homescreen widget idea but the lock screen is awesome!

  • Tanuj Chokshi

    i dont like the status bar

  • klc

    Oh my gosh. That looks heavily borrowed from iOS7. HAHAHAHA.

    • Anon

      Lawsuits! Lawsuits everywhere…

  • Anon

    The “search, or say Google” part scares me, doesn’t that mean it’s always listening? Kinda like the Xbox One’s always on Kinnect… They’re both listening, both have deals with the NSA…

    • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

      I can say “Google” now and it’ll search for me.

  • TeamNexus

    Not sure I dig the widget behavior or the clock widget look, but man oh man is this a beautiful concept!

  • Eric

    Wow 70+ thumbs up? Someone better start working. :P

    • Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan

      Actually #Google is working on it :p

      • Elliot Kotis

        It is a concept…..but hopefully #Google do! Looks amazing.

      • Eric

        But they aren’t working on it….not like this anyways I can guarantee that.

  • Quareatunto9511

    Well assuming they make the hands
    different sizes of course. But in it’s current state you just look for
    the one closest to the last hour notch (it falls apart when they’re
    really close together of course).

  • Alexander Garcia

    Nice! Loving the Chrome style icons. =)

  • Julian

    Where can I find the wallpaper from the concept please?