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Android M comes with a new vertical scrolling app drawer and widgets column [Video]

Android M

While we still don’t know what the ‘M’ in Android M stands for, it’s clear that there are multiple changes on board to make it a worthwhile upgrade for the fans. According to a new video published by a popular site, the new version of Android also comes with an all new app-drawer that supports vertical scrolling of apps and widgets.

This means that you don’t have to scroll sideways in the form of a page to navigate to your apps. There’s also a search bar on top where you can look for the app of your choice. The apps are grouped alphabetically, which makes it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

As for the widgets, a lot has changed and you will have to scroll vertically to find the one that suits your liking. If a widget comes in varying sizes, you can navigate through them using horizontal scrolling, which is a novel idea.

Perhaps the only downside to the app drawer redesign is that the number of apps displayed have been reduced to just three instead of four. But from a convenience standpoint, users will surely save a lot of time. It also seems like there will be a recently closed apps list on the top of the app drawer. Watch the video below for more details.

Via: Droid Life