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Did the @GoogleNexus Account Just Show Us the New Blue Dialer?

Did the official @GoogleNexus account Tweet an image of an unreleased Dialer while responding to a question on Twitter? Perhaps. In response to a Nexus user who was looking for help finding call duration time, the official account included an image of the call details page that doesn’t look like the current call details page on my Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.2. It won’t look like yours either. No sir, this appears to be new.Β 

We have included the image below, along with a comparison shot to the current call details page in the Dialer. As you can see, we have a pretty new blue color scheme, missing phone icon, and a shrunken building graphic. The layout remains the same, but the subtle detail changes are certainly noticeable. In fact, the blue is quite refreshing when compared to the drab grey that Google has used in so many of its apps over the last year.

So where did it come from? Well, it could be from a new version of Android.Β There is also a chance that Google is pulling the Dialer out from Android and placing it on the Play store for quicker updates, though that seems a bit unlikely. I don’t know that we have ever seen an OEM pull out the dialer and place it on Google Play, even though we have seen things like Touchless Control and Google’s new Camera. Could it be from Android 4.4.3? Maybe.

The image is currently still live through the @GoogleNexus account, so Google doesn’t seem to be in a rush to remove it. If we find out more, we’ll be sure to update this post.


Via: Β @GoogleNexusΒ | reddit
Cheers random anonymous guy!
  • I didn’t know the @googlenexus account is actually responding to problems on twitter now, thats new!

  • Guest

    This color scheming of the apps just feels wrong, doesn’t feel Android.

    • John

      What people said when Google updated Android from Gingerbread to ICS. /s

  • napes22

    I’ve always like Google’s simplicity in their design work, but to call any of this “new” is a stretch. They’re changing some of the existing greys to blue – it’s not really a graphic overhaul.

  • turdbogls

    lookin’ good. my only gripe is the square dots for the overflow menu. why not move to the round ones like you started to do with KitKat. only Google Play music, Play store, and google now use the round buttons.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    This is fantastic news! Maybe we’ll get some animated snowflakes to go with it πŸ˜›

  • Suyash Bansal

    But I already have this call duration in mine

    • Suyash Bansal

      Image of caller πŸ˜‰

      • Aooga

        The news is the new action bar and slight redesign of images. Do you have a dual sim Moto G?

      • Suyash Bansal

        Yes.. πŸ˜‰

      • Fail.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    One thing I can’t stand about stock android is how they handle contacts. The combination of the people app and the dialer… The whole thing is messy. They need to take a note from HTC there. Or even Samsung. .. to an extent.

    • UofDhiker

      I initially disliked this change in stock android, but I grew to love it and don’t think I’d want to go back. If I’m looking to call someone I only use the dialer app’s contacts since they only show the people with phone numbers. However if I want to message or email or check the status on g+ or facebook then I always use the people app.

    • Hershel

      HTC knows how to do things. They don’t bull sh it around like samsung

    • David Caccavo

      the one thing that HTC/Samsung does better is the integration of social media profiles. stock is not nearly as intuitive as sense or touchwiz

    • Guy Pierce

      I concur!

  • ios 7 style removing the phone icon. INTERESTING.

    • Arthur Dent

      or WP style, or …

      Text without an icon isn’t exclusive or original to iOS

    • John

      Is that a style. It’s like an unnoticeable detail.

  • UncleFan

    I would be ecstatic with joy if I could download the stock dialer from Google Play, including Contacts and a working SIP stack.

  • WitnessG

    I’m going to say this every time; we need tinted status bars!

    • Rodeojones000

      Like this?

      • Hershel

        or this. why use a gingerbread era ui

    • middlehead

      No, you WANT tinted status bars. Wants and Needs are not the same.

  • Guest

    Nissan?…..Do you have a GTR? Kellen im yours hahaha

  • Tony Spencer

    Manresa? WOW!$!$!$

  • spliced249

    It’s blue…..

    • Yes…?

      • Daniel Grabowski

        If it was green, it would die.

        • Jason Downing

          well played sir…. welll played

      • Aooga

        Not just any blue, #3B77E7 blue. πŸ™‚

        • Carlos Lopez

          coral blue 32

          • Aooga

            I don’t get it. Maybe I’m dumb.

          • TheWenger

            Hex codes. Sort of like RGB values but in hexadecimal.

          • Aooga

            Heh? Coral Blue is a hex code?

          • Hershel

            for programing and web development, each color has a code. including each shade of color.

          • Aooga

            You do realize I posted the color code? πŸ™‚ I’m well aware about that, but Coral Blue 32 isn’t a color code. Its from Spongebob lol.


          • TheWenger

            Damn disqus. Got me confused with who replies to who.

          • Aooga

            Well all this makes much more sense now.

          • michael arazan

            That looks like Junkie Sponge Bob, willing to do anything for his next fix