One of the arguably biggest efforts pulled off by Google in recent times is its massive visual facelift that goes by the name of ‘Material Design‘. Among the most prominent concrete examples of its practical application, Android certainly stands out, and in Google’s commitment towards bringing a more unified and consistent looking OS, the company may be taking things a step further by the time Android N lands.
In a report from Android Police, the publication independently confirmed that screenshots found on the Android Developers blog post about Android Support Library v23.2 are coming from a yet-unreleased version of the OS, which seems to be implementing the famous hamburger menu inside the Settings app…
Albeit not being shown thoroughly, the side navigation drawer should work pretty much as you would expect, allowing the user to jump between the various settings’ submenus without having to go back to the main screen each time.
Android Police purports that the hamburger menu is absent in the main screen itself. This would not be the first time Google overlooks its own rules, especially regarding design – the recent Google Plus’ app update being probably the most glaring example – but most of all we are still months away from a definitive Android N release, which means the company may or may not stick with the idea.
In addition to that, the two posted screenshots show an almost identical layout, taken from the Bluetooth settings panel, with the only difference being a dark background in one of the shots. Although they were only meant to show the new “Day/Night Theme,” they could further corroborate previous reports that claimed such a feature was being revitalized as a system-wide characteristic of Marshmallow‘s successor.