Android 15 may come with redesigned status bar icons, haptic feedback for quick settings: Report


According to a report, Android 15 will come with updated status bar icons for the first time in a decade. Seen in a developer preview of Google's next version of Android, the refreshed design will bring back the segmented design for status bar icons found on older versions of Android. Google is also reportedly adding haptic feedback and better animations for the quick settings menu on Android. Handsets that come with Android 15 or receive the software update may sport the new design, depending on the smartphone manufacturer.

Android Authority reports that Google has included redesigned status bar icons with the biggest visual change since Android 5 (Lollipop) was introduced in 2014, as well as haptic feedback for quick settings menu buttons. Also included. At that time, Google replaced its status bar (featuring a segmented design) with a design that complied with its Material Design guidelines. These icons remain almost the same – with a few minor changes – on later versions, including Android 14.

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Android 15 may bring back Google's broken design from Android 4.4 (KitKat)
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After a decade of Android updates with virtually unchanged status bar icons, the next major update will reportedly bring back the fragmented design. The publication states that the new interface will have to be enabled manually, and will not appear by default on Android 15 DP2, and it is currently unclear whether Google will enable it by default in the future or give users access. Will provide a toggle to allow. New signs.

Screenshots of the Android 15 status bar shared by the publication reveal a redesigned status bar that resembles the mobile network and Wi-Fi icons on Samsung's One UI 6 skin for Android 14. Each “bar” on both icons is clearly depicted – the last time Google's own interface included these icons was on Android 4.4 (KitKat), released in 2014.

The battery icon in the status bar has also been updated on Android 15 DP2 – the vertical icon has been replaced with a horizontal design with support for displaying the battery percentage inside the icon. When the handset is being charged, a charging indicator is also displayed inside the icon, along with the battery percentage. We will have to wait until Q3 2024 to know if Google plans to introduce these UI changes with the stable release.

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