WhatsApp Inc. has recently released an update for the Android devices and the new update brings fresh look to the messenger client. The updated WhatsApp app for Android platform features the all new Holo user interface (UI) which is designed for a clutter-free experience. The user interface was earlier spotted back in the month of February and now the client officially comes up with the same interface for Android platform.
The updated WhatsApp client for Android now brings up the interface according to the Holo guidelines for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above based devices. The fonts are now bigger and sharper than the earlier interface and the bubble text boxes are now replaced with new minimally designed large boxes. The top area of the app has changed with lesser toned color scheme than the earlier version.
As an ease to the end-users, WhatsApp now feature the emoticon boxes at the bottom-left which were earlier placed on the top-right. Setting menu is also changed with more brighter background than the earlier version, though options are the same as before. A new color scheme is used for the contact names and numbers in the chat window with multiple color effects. Hovering effect on the text boxes are also got a change to light cyan color.
On the part of media contents, downloading status bar is now shrunk down and image previewing window now feature larger previews with a number of new options for sharing and navigating the images. One of the major change that WhatsApp has made in the new app is that users cannot open-up the full profile pictures of their friends which was earlier one of the loop-hole as the pictures were saved in the storage of the device automatically.
Besides the new user interface, the updated WhatsApp client for Android devices also comes with an ability to purchase 3 years and 5 years service at discount. In India, the service is right now charging Rs.53.19 for 1 year, Rs.145.38 for 3 years and Rs.202.01 for 5 years. The updated app also comes with number of bug fixes and reliability improvements. Users can now update the WhatsApp client for their Android devices by visiting Google Play Store.