This changes the existing design for Google Maps, Google Chrome, Gmail and more.
android update: Amid all the major highlights of the google I/O 2022, some small but important announcements were not much talked about. However, they will have a pretty big impact. One such announcement was made during the keynote where it was revealed that Google will show more love for its larger screens. The tech giant will focus on the appearance of apps on tablets. This fits in with the ongoing theme of the event, which focused more on design language and personalized interface. So if you’re using a tablet that runs on Android, you’ll soon see some visual changes to the biggest Google apps, including Google Chrome, Google Maps, Gmail, and more. Read on to find out what’s going to change for these apps. Also read: Remove these apps from your phone now! Google Banned Them From The Play Store Due To Joker Threat
The Google I/O had a wide variety of announcements where it not only unveiled new products like Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google Pixel Watch, Pixel Buds Pro, but also promised many changes to Android 13 itself. And much of the discussion has been about making Android more personal through design innovation. From homepage apps that picked up wallpaper colors to multilingual displays, it was all about the immersion of looks and convenience. But this is not limited to smartphones. Google will also extend its design aesthetic to tablets. Let’s see which apps will look different later this year.
Google apps get a major makeover for tablets
Among the Google apps that will get a massive makeover in the upcoming Android updates, the biggest remain Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Duo, Calculator, YouTube Music, Files app, Family Link app, and more. There are some apps where we know exactly what the changes will be, while in others we are still waiting to hear from Google what they have in mind. Anyway, we do know that almost all Google-powered apps will get some sort of visual change to fit better on larger screens. Here’s everything we know so far. Also read: Google I/O 2022 had 100 things to share; we call them all
Google Chrome – Google Chrome is one of the few apps that already gives a good experience on tablets. However, it gets a boost from its multitasking features and a better look is expected for when you have multiple tabs open.
gmail – Gmail gets a tool change. Users get a drawer button at the top for easy access to their folders and labels in Gmail.
Google Maps – Google maps offers a split view on tablets. But now it looks like Google will shift the bottom bar to the left to get a better view.
Files app – The Files app gets a vertical interface to make it more accessible and functionally better.
Calculator – It gets a new layout with a two-column view to have more buttons and control tools within the reach of the users.
Family Link App – The navigation drawer is getting a facelift with a new look and new features.
Google Duo – The video calling app gets more centralized controls for easier maneuvering on larger screens.
Youtube music – The app also gets a double column view and a navigation rail to make the whole box compact and allow more functions on the screen.