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Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

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Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

Dear Sony Support,

 

why in the latest Android version, Android 6, there is not added the feature to choose between black or white background color of the navigation bar as in LG G5?

 

It is sure that a white navigation bar will fit perfectly with the white pages of the apps and with the white frame of your Xperias in white color! Also, a white navigation bar will fit perfectly with a black frame, so why don't implement it as a firmware feature? Thinking Face

 

Best!

 

 

 

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Emperor
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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

@Alessio_84

 

You can contact Sony directly with your feedback and suggestions >>> Local support

 

Marshmallow was just released in Japan and if you look at the screenshots

 

http://www.sonymobile.co.jp/product/update/docomo/marshmallow/

 

it does change color accordingly with the situation, quite close to vanilla android 




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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

@uliwooly

 

I've seen the DoCoMo scrennshots and I repeat, unfortunatelly, the navigation bar remains always black. In the LG G5 the user can choose if have the navigation bar white or black and thisi is a firmware feature. A white navigation bar with black icons will be a great improvement in UI elegance; unfortunately not considered by Sony.

 

Thanks again.

Emperor
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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

@Alessio_84

 

when you say the navigation bar are you referring to the notification bar or the virtual keys bar? the great thing about android is that you can download apps, launchers, etc to customize your phone as you please. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

@uliwooly

 

For the Google's Material Design guidelines, the terms are only (without interpretation):

 

  • navigation bar is the bottom bar with virtual soft keys;
  • status bar is the upper bar with notification icons.

That are the correct term without interpretation. The white navigation bar, as option to choose as in LG G5, is a firmware improvement and not something personalizable with apps; only the root could be change it by app.

 

Thanks again!

 

Emperor
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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

@Alessio_84

 

I can't find info on that here 

 

https://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html




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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

@uliwooly

 

Here there are all the informations about the Google's Material Design layout:

 

https://www.google.com/design/spec/layout/structure.html#structure-system-bars

 

Best

Emperor
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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

@Alessio_84

 

thanks




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Re: Background color of navigation bar in Android 6

The theme is interesting, but it is not what I would say.

So thanks anyway! Winking Face