The Google Feed, Google’s revamp and rebrand of a “Google Now” label feed inside of a Google app, is rolling out to Android users. The Feed is mostly a new cloak of paint for facilities that already existed, yet let’s cover what’s here.
The initial is a new tabbed-Feed interface. Open a Google app and during a bottom you’ll see 3 sets of tabs: “Home,” “Upcoming,” and “Recent.” “Home” is a news feed, display suggested articles formed on your hunt history. The “Upcoming” add-on contains cards formed on your calendar, e-mails, reminders, and suggested transport times. Finally there’s a “Recents” tab, that is fundamentally your hunt story designed to demeanour like a iOS new app screen.
Besides regulating your searches to auto-subscribe we to news topics, there’s also an pithy “Follow topics” label we can daub on to manually tell Google what we like. This can be particular sports teams, TV shows, movies, and other topics. You can also unequivocally cavalcade down into some topics, like technology, that lets we collect from things like “Cryptocurrency,” “Space exploration,” and “Virtual Reality.”
Not everybody is happy with a new Feed design. The aged pattern would brew a “upcoming” and “news” cards together in a large list, cleverly classification critical “upcoming” cards (like an approaching calendar appointment) above a news. The predictive cards were Google Now’s many singular feature, yet this pattern gives tip billing to a “news” cards and hides a predictive cards underneath a delegate screen. The new pattern also removes a ability to appropriate divided news cards—if we wish to boot something, we have to daub on a menu.
The Feed revamp also comes with a home shade row for Pixel Launcher users. Instead of being a counterpart of a primary Google app interface, this now sports a possess design, with a most smaller, single-line hunt bar and a somewhat pure background, that lets a wallpaper look through. You can burst to a tabbed interface by tapping on a box idol subsequent to a hunt bar.
Google’s doubtful rollout complement means there’s no tough “launch date,” and Google’s millions of A/B tests and beta releases meant that some people have had tastes of these new interfaces for some time. It looks like Google has finally staid on this design, though, and judging by a slew of comments (and complaints!) on Android Police and Reddit, this pattern has started rolling out to a infancy of users.