Now, new reports have emerged that indicate that Google's next major Android update that unifies user interface across its mobile devices (including Chrome OS) is real, believed to be codenamed Project Hera. Google is also said to be testing its Calendar app with new user-interface and features, similar to the Gmail revamp spotted earlier, once again indicating a wide change.
A Reddit user from a throwaway account has claimed that "Project Hera is real, but AP leak is not," referring to the earlier Android Police report. The user has also posted a purported Gmail app image which appears in developmental version and points to a redesigned UI. However, the leaked purported image of the Gmail app has blurred details.
An earlier report from Android Police had suggested that Google - in an attempt to unify users' experience on Android, Chrome and Search - is building a Chromium build for Android. The report also cited some leaked screenshots that showed apps with HTML5-based UI, where users could perform actions online without even using the full app.
As of now, there are not much details regarding Google's much-anticipated Project Hera.
Geekhas posted alleged screenshots from Google's yet-to-be-announced Timely, which the site claims is internal name for the current Calendar app.
The site suggests that the upcoming Calendar app redesign includes new features and visual revamp. The site further, noted that the yet-to-be-revealed Calendar app includes a Daily Agenda feature, which offers users' to mail the current day's schedule.
Earlier, a bunch of leaked screenshots suggested that Google has been testing an overhauled design for its Gmail for Android app. Some leaked screenshots of the Gmail's Android app showed new features such as new tabs, snooze button and the option to pin messages.