Currently the status bar background is black and it definitely doesn't look good, I think that even a temporal change should improve this. It will give a us a huge UI boost.
Toolbar/Omnibox animation will change both the toolbar and status bar background, for this reason I believe that the Toolbar view should include the status bar background
What about the Status bar when the Tab Strip is being shown? What about the Status bar when the Toolbar is placed at the Bottom? What about the Toolbar when TabStrip is being shown (We don't want the Toolbar to always have that status bar background on top).
LONG TERM SOLUTION?:
I believe the toolbar needs to know about where it's being positioned, just like FIP knows how it's being dismissed (so it can animate or not), Toolbar might need to know that in order to set their views correctly.
In the future the Toolbar might extend its background view when positioned on top in order to cover the status bar background, that way when the omnibox is selected we can easily animate it. (I will create a design doc based on these assumptions when we are working on solving the Toolbar issue.)
For now TabContainer will add a background to the status bar, this will disappear in landscape mode since its constraints are tied to the topLayoutGuide top and bottom anchors. I think this is a good starting point and we can add the necessary Toolbar "fake status bar background" on follow up Cl's. For now this hugely improves how Bling* looks.
Screenshots Portrait: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byo6-Nuda2jgTXJfUkw0ZEVpWTA TabSwitcher Portrait: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byo6-Nuda2jgWUpydXhuMWZ3U1E Landscape: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byo6-Nuda2jgSkJpbE1EcG1lbTA TabSwitcher Landscape: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byo6-Nuda2jgaEMzREwwRGR5NWc
Bug: Change-Id: I7271d14fb44b04849983abe7b387aa9c53b38e30 Reviewed-on: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/607093
dd1c9a2 [ios clean] Adds background for Tab StatusBar.
ios/clean/chrome/browser/ui/tab/BUILD.gn | 2 ++
.../ui/tab/tab_container_view_controller.mm | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 33 insertions(+)