The other day, we posted a purported leak of Google’s supposed new integrated messaging client, Babble. Let’s face it though, the ‘leak’ was pretty ugly – the font sizes were all over the place, the English was terrible (‘You have started a voting’), and its general design is not even close to what Google has been doing lately.
This latest mockup, posted to Dutch site Skloink, just looks incredible. It’s obviously not real – for one, it’s being shown on an HTC One, rather than Google’s own Nexus 4. But still, it is stunning, and has exactly the kind of style and polish that I expect to see from Google these days. It’s obviously very heavily-influenced by the Google+ application, and the separated messages are evocative of Google Now’s cards, as well as the applications in the new Google Play Store.
I want a unified messaging application on my phone, and I want it to look like this. Come on Google, I know you’ve got it in you.